Kirk Siegler

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Trump Backers Who Cheered An End To 'Endless Wars' Face Prospect Of Military Action

Monday, January 06, 2020

Many conservatives cheered President Trump's State of the Union pledge to end America's "endless wars." How do they feel about military action against Iran and sending troops back to the Middle East?

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Democrats, Environmentalists Call For Federal Lands Chief To Resign

Friday, January 03, 2020

The Trump administration has extended the appointment for the controversial acting head of the Bureau of Land Management, which is in charge of roughly 10% of all the land in the U.S.

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In Oregon, Harney County's Economy Is Rebounding Nearly 4 Years After Refuge Standoff

Thursday, December 26, 2019

In Oregon, Harney County's economic hardships became a flashpoint four years ago when armed, far-right militias took over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Today the county's economy is rebounding.

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Court Ruling Limits What Cities In Western U.S. Can Do To Address Homelessness

Monday, December 16, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that says cities can't ticket the homeless for sleeping on public property until they've found shelter for everyone who needs it.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Case On Ban Against Homeless Sleeping In Public Spaces

Monday, December 16, 2019

The denial upholds a lower court ruling that put severe limits on cities' ability to enforce anti-camping ordinances on streets and in public rights of way. Advocates for the homeless lauded the move.

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How Boise's Fight Over Homelessness Is Rippling Along The West Coast

Friday, December 13, 2019

Cities in the West that are dealing with an explosion of homelessness are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that limits bans on camping in public parks and rights of way.

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The Legal Battle Over Homeless Camping

Friday, December 13, 2019

Western cities dealing with an explosion of homelessness are urging the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that sharply limits camping bans in parks and other public places.

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On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.

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The Camp Fire Destroyed 11,000 Homes. A Year Later Only 11 Have Been Rebuilt

Saturday, November 09, 2019

A year after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history devastated Paradise, the state grapples with tough questions about how to rebuild in the era of worsening wildfires.

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Californians To Mark 85 Lives Lost In 2018 Camp Fire

Friday, November 08, 2019

A year after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history devastated Paradise, the state grapples with tough questions about how to rebuild in the era of worsening wildfires.

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Assessing Recent California Wildfire Damage

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Despite historically strong winds, California firefighters have been making progress containing multiple major fires. And the damage to homes has been light compared to recent years.

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Wildfires And Blackouts Continue Across California

Friday, November 01, 2019

It's been a week of wildfires both large and small throughout California, in the southern and northern part of the state. It's also been a period of widespread deliberate blackouts to prevent fires.

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Scientists Studying Extreme Winds And Wildfires

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Firefighters in California are bracing for more unusually strong winds in the days ahead. Scientists are studying whether these types of wind events are getting more severe and frequent.

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Washington State Is Thinning Out Forests To Reduce Wildfire Risk

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The state of Washington is moving to aggressively thin forests to reduce the worsening wildfire risk. The initiative signals a rare truce between loggers and environmentalists.

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In Montana, A Liberian Refugee Mounts A U.S. Senate Challenge

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins' strategy is to meet as many people as possible and make connections on common issues such as trade and student loan debt.

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Amid Legal Questions, Contract Extended For Acting Head Of Land Management

Thursday, October 03, 2019

The Trump administration says the controversial acting head of the Bureau of Land Management is keeping his job through the end of the year, despite legal questions surrounding his appointment.

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Contract Extended For Acting Head Of Bureau Of Land Management

Monday, September 30, 2019

The contract for the controversial acting head of the Bureau of Land Management was extended on Monday. Democrats and former federal land managers were pushing hard for it not to be renewed.

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Popular Refugee Resettlement Programs Closing Under Trump Administration

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The number of refugees being allowed into the U.S. is the lowest it's been since 1980. Some smaller resettlement agencies are closing, putting refugees' lives further in limbo.

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U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search For Survivors In Deadly Boat Fire In California

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Authorities have recovered 20 bodies and presume all 33 passengers died after a commercial diving boat caught fire on Monday. Federal investigators are interviewing the surviving crew members.

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Search Continues In Diving Boat Fire Near Santa Cruz Island

Monday, September 02, 2019

Dozens of people are missing after a fire ignited on a boat near Santa Cruz Island in California. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people. The search continues for those unaccounted for.

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