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Kirk Siegler

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In Drier Washington State, Fire Chiefs Say Wildfires Could Scorch Any City

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The state is grappling with the growing phenomenon of the "urban wildfire." That's when blazes that ignite in forests spread rapidly into recently built subdivisions and whole towns.

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Wildfire Worries Rage In Typically 'Wet' Washington State

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Exceptionally dry conditions are fueling major blazes across the Pacific Northwest. A drought and rapid development in Washington mean the state may not be prepared to deal with a long, hot summer.

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California's Driest Region Finds Short-Term Drought Aid

Friday, July 10, 2015

Progress is being made toward bringing water to thousands of Central Valley residents in underserved communities where wells have run dry. The question is how long this solution will last.

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#NPRreads: Wisconsin's First Lady And Syria's Dueling 'Godfathers'

Friday, July 10, 2015

Also this week, an interview with John Lydon (you may know him as Johnny Rotten), race and Instagram filters, and the cost of living in Los Angeles.

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LA Council To Vote On Controversial Homeless Ordinances

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Los Angeles City Council is set to give final approval to 2 ordinances that would make it easier for police to clear homeless encampments. At the same time, homelessness is increasing.

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Red Crabs Invade Southern California Beaches In Search Of Warm Water

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Due to warm ocean temperatures, tens of thousands of red crabs are invading beaches in Southern California.

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Endangered Species Protections At Center Of Drought Debate

Monday, June 15, 2015

Lawmakers in hard-hit Western states are pushing for suspensions to the Endangered Species Act to free up stored water. But an entrenched partisan divide over the law continues to be a hang-up.

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Federal Fire Managers Forecast Above Average Wildfire Season

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Federal officials are warning of another long and costly wildfire season in the parched West. They're also renewing calls on Congress to change how the federal government pays for fighting fires.

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Los Angeles Oil Blobs Could Be Related To Santa Barbara Spill

Friday, June 05, 2015

Last month's oil spill along the coast near Santa Barbara could be more far reaching than originally thought. The number of dead wildlife being recovered continues to grow by the day.

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California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Drought-stricken Central Valley farmers are pointing fingers at the Sacramento Delta, where water still flows reliably. There's more pressure than ever to change a long-standing water rights system.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Adds To Pipeline Operator's Dismal Safety Record

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline is reported to have a number of previous infractions. One of the company's pipelines also spilled an estimated 10,000 gallons near Los Angeles a year ago.

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Calif. Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency To Aid In Oil Spill Clean Up

Thursday, May 21, 2015

An estimated 105,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a pipeline along the California coast near Santa Barbara. Crews are working to contain a 9 mile wide sheen in the Pacific Ocean.

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2 Former LA County Sherriff Officials Surrender To FBI

Friday, May 15, 2015

Two former top officers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department face federal charges that they obstructed a probe into inmate abuse and corruption inside the nation's largest jail system.

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In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

Sunday, May 03, 2015

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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Show Us The Aid: Anger In An Ancient Nepali Town

Friday, May 01, 2015

Earthquake victims in Bhaktapur need food, water and shelter. They assert that the government is not delivering.

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Transportation Officials Announce Tough Standards For Railcars Carrying Oil

Friday, May 01, 2015

U.S. and Canadian transportation officials announced Friday new, tougher standards for tank cars that haul explosive crude oil. But some safety advocates say the regulations don't do enough to protect those who live near railways from potentially deadly derailments.

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Villages Along Nepal's Araniko Highway Wait For Quake Relief

Friday, May 01, 2015

A trip along an important road link between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and China illustrates how hard it is to distribute aid — or even reach some of Nepal's remote mountainside villages.

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Nepali Prime Minister Declares 3 Days Of Mourning Following Quake

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nepal's prime minister declared three days of national mourning after Saturday's earthquake. The death toll could exceed 10,000. For many, the mourning began right after the disaster, but for some families, the search for loved ones continues.

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Wounded Nepalis Stream Into Kathmandu, Overwhelming Hospitals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tens of thousands of victims have descended on Nepal's capital from remote, hard-hit mountainside villages that have seen little assistance. Already-strained hospitals are stretched even thinner.

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Death Toll Continues To Rise After Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some harrowing stories are emerging about people who are trapped among the rubble from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal this weekend.

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