Kirk Siegler

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Wildfire-Ravaged Farming Town In Limbo As It Awaits Aid To Rebuild

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

It's been almost three months since officials in Washington state first appealed to the Trump administration for millions in federal aid to help a town that was destroyed by a wildfire on Labor Day.


Biden's Win Shows Rural-Urban Divide Has Grown Since 2016

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

In the 2020 election, the rural-urban divide sharpened even further from 2016, with Republicans consolidating power in rural America which could help them hold onto the U.S. Senate.


Hospitals Are Nearing Capacity As Coronavirus Cases Surge In Rural America

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

In rural America, hospitals are at or nearing capacity as coronavirus infections are rising at an alarming rate in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.


3 Big Reasons Why Biden Is Winning Over Arizona Voters

Friday, November 06, 2020

Grassroots Latino voter energy, changing demographics and the urban-rural divide explain why a Democratic presidential campaign is expected to win Arizona for only a second time since 1948.


Trump's Rural Voter Strategy Didn't Pay Off In Every State

Thursday, November 05, 2020

One Trump campaign strategy was to get a large rural turnout to offset expected losses in cities. That strategy failed in the longtime GOP stronghold of Arizona.


Biden Picks Up Arizona And Its 11 Electoral Votes

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Arizona was heavily contested and Joe Biden has come out on top. In 2016, Trump won the state by four points. Democrats had been hopeful to make gains since they flipped a Senate seat there in 2018.


Why Trump is Skipping Major Cities in the Campaign's Closing Stretch

Thursday, October 29, 2020

President Trump again skipped Phoenix during his latest campaign swing through Arizona this week, as the campaign turns to its 2016 playbook hoping rural voters will decide a close election.


Trump Counts On Rural Voters In Arizona To Help Him Win The State

Thursday, October 29, 2020

President Trump again skipped Phoenix during his latest campaign swing through Arizona, as the campaign returns to its 2016 playbook — hoping rural voters will decide the close election.


Coronavirus Weighing Heavily On Voters In Arizona

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The presidential race and the balance of power in the U.S. Senate could come down to how the vote goes in this battleground state, which also has among the highest COVID-19 death rates in the nation.


How The Pandemic May Be Influencing Voters

Monday, October 26, 2020

A Senate race may be a toss-up in Arizona, a coronavirus hot spot. Latino and retired voters — groups the virus hit disproportionately hard — explain how their experience is informing their votes.


Are Paramilitary Extremists Being Normalized? Look To Idaho For Answers

Saturday, October 17, 2020

The arrests of militiamen who allegedly plotted to kidnap Michigan's governor echo loudly in the Idaho Panhandle, a region long synonymous with anti-government extremism.


Trump's Public Lands Chief Hasn't Left Post Despite Judge's Order

Friday, October 16, 2020

President Trump's top public lands chief is still helping lead the Bureau of Land Management, despite a federal ruling removing him from the top post there.


'Everything's Gone': Rural Washington Struggles After 'Blowtorch' Of A Wildfire

Friday, October 09, 2020

The 2020 wildfire season is a grim reminder that disasters unfairly hit the poor and the elderly. Thousands of people on the West Coast still lack even temporary housing.


Trump To Appeal Removal Of 'Polarizing' Public Lands Chief

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The White House says it will appeal a federal court ruling ousting William Perry Pendley, who led the Bureau of Land Management for more than 400 days without Senate confirmation.


In Internet Dead Zones, Rural Schools Struggle With Distanced Learning

Monday, September 28, 2020

Many American schools are back in class via distance learning. It's stressful everywhere but especially in rural districts where most students lack high-speed Internet and cell phone service at home.


Federal Judge Ousts Trump's Top Public Lands Chief

Friday, September 25, 2020

The ruling blocks William Perry Pendley from continuing as the temporary head of the Bureau of Land Management, a post he has held for more than a year without being confirmed by the Senate.


Omaha Bar Owner Has Died By Suicide After He Was Charged In Shooting Of Black Man

Monday, September 21, 2020

Jake Gardner was on the West Coast when a grand jury indicted him last week for the May killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Neb. Gardner died "at his own hand," his lawyers said Sunday.


Nation Relying On Military As Fire Rescue Resources Dwindle

Sunday, September 20, 2020

With the nation's wildfire resources almost tapped out, federal fire managers are increasingly turning to the U.S. military. But many troops need training before joining frontline fire fighters.


Climate Change Is Not The Only Reason For Record Wildfires

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Climate change is exacerbating the severity of the wildfires on the West Coast, but prior and current forest management decisions, and politics, also play a huge role.


West Coast Fires: Climate, Forest Management, Lax Rules, Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The alarming wildfires on the West Coast are again putting the spotlight on climate change. But it's not the only reason why we're seeing so much destruction and lives lost.