Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

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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Dozens Missing From Diving Boat That Caught Fire Off California

Monday, September 02, 2019

A fire aboard a boat on a chartered diving trip has left dozens missing and feared lost at sea. Some crew members have been rescued, and an extensive search operation is underway.

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Water Uncertainty Frustrates Victims Of California's Worst Wildfire

Friday, August 02, 2019

Ravaged by wildfire, Paradise, Calif., remains a disaster recovery zone. Those rebuilding homes and lives say they're getting contradictory messages about whether the water is safe to drink.

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Bureau Of Land Management's Acting Director Faces Controversy

Thursday, August 01, 2019

There is mounting criticism over the appointment of a new acting head of the federal Bureau of Land Management, which manages nearly 250 million acres of public land.

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Federal Judge Awards Jewish Woman $14 Million In Case Against Neo-Nazi Trolls

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A federal judge has awarded $14 million to a Montana realtor in her case against the founder of a neo-Nazi website whose followers threatened her via a "troll storm."

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Utah's 'Tandoori Taqueria' Brings Unexpected Indian Spice To Cowboy Country

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Taco shops are easier to find in rural Utah than Indian restaurants. The Tandoori Taqueria fuses both cuisines and it's doing brisk business in the middle of cowboy country.

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When Everybody Wants A Piece Of 'God's Country'

Monday, July 08, 2019

The Trump administration plans to open up parts of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to more mining and grazing. It's become a flashpoint in the grab for public lands.

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Forest Service Chief Pushes For Change In Fire Prevention

Friday, June 14, 2019

The chief of the U.S. Forest Service is staring down another potentially deadly and destructive year for wildfires. There are growing calls to reform how the agency fights fires.

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Federal Land Managers Propose Rule Change To Fast Track Forest Management Projects

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Trump administration is proposing sweeping rule changes to an environmental law that would allow for the fast tracking of forest management projects, including more logging and tree thinning.

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Trump Administration Seeking To Overhaul Forest Management Rules

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow it to fast-track some forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning.

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1 Billion Acres At Risk For Catastrophic Wildfires, U.S. Forest Service Warns

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Chief Vicki Christiansen says the danger is now year-round, thanks to hazardous conditions in forests, rampant home development and the changing climate.

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Rethinking Disaster Recovery After A California Town Is Leveled By Wildfire

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The 2018 Camp Fire destroyed 90% of the town of Paradise, Calif., and killed 85 people. Should the federal government jump in to rebuild communities at high risk of future disasters?

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The Struggle To Hire And Keep Doctors In Rural Areas Means Patients Go Without Care

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A new generation of family physicians wants a work-life balance. But practicing in a small town is a 24/7 job, which is worsening the ongoing doctor shortage in rural America.

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Investigators Confirm PG&E Power Lines Caused 2018's Camp Fire

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Following a six month investigation, Cal Fire has found PG&E, the state's largest utility, responsible for igniting 2018's Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive in state history.

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More Than 1,000 Families Still Searching For Homes 6 Months After The Camp Fire

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Six months ago, California's deadliest wildfire almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise. Survivors are still struggling to find places to live in a region with a chronic housing shortage.

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Rural Students To Join In Classroom Walkout Over Climate Change

Friday, May 03, 2019

High school students are planning another coordinated nationwide walkout Friday to demand action on climate change. Until recently, organizers say rural students hadn't been as vocal in the strikes.

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'Lingering Fields Of Yellow' As California's Super Bloom Begins To Fade

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Photographer Michael Lee Jackson of Los Angeles documents the changing landscapes of Southern California, from the spectacular super bloom of this spring to the brown hills of summer.

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Paradise, Calif., Water Is Contaminated But Residents Are Moving Back Anyway

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Despite public health warnings about benzene contamination in the town's water supply, some Paradise residents say they have no choice but to return.

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