Kirk Siegler

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Rediscovering Haystack Rock With An Assist From The 'Puffin Man'

Thursday, September 06, 2018

A rocky outcropping on Oregon's coast is home to dozens of rare tufted puffins and, this summer, volunteer Art Broszeit — a de facto expert on the exotic cold climate birds.


Will More Logging Save Western Forests From Wildfires?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Trump administration has called for more logging of western forests to reduce wildfire risks. But people on the ground in the west say the solution is thinning and forest restoration, not logging.


The Smoke In Redding, Calif., Is So Thick You Can't See The Sun Most Days

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Prolonged smoke across the West Coast will affect hundreds of thousands of people living in and around fire-prone areas. Scientists are warning of a lengthening — and worsening — smoke season.


Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.


After Charlottesville, Alt-Right Groups Splinter, Distance From White Supremacy

Saturday, August 11, 2018

One year after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., experts who monitor domestic extremism in the United States are taking stock of where the far-right movement stands.


A Year After Deadly Rally, Where Does 'Alt-Right' Cause Stand?

Thursday, August 09, 2018

After the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., it appears the far-right extremist movement has splintered. Though monitors warn the threat of violence is increasing.


Why Today's Wildfires Are Hotter And More Destructive

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Hot and intense wildfires have a new name: megafires. They thrive on a buildup of dry fuel in the forests and increasingly threaten homes built on the edge of the wildland.


The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market

Monday, August 06, 2018

Ten years after a housing collapse during the Great Recession, home values have rebounded but there are too few homes on the market. Buyers face intense competition, and that means higher prices.


Wildfires More Common in Western U.S.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A century's worth of fire suppression in forests, drought and heat from climate change, and the "suburbanization" of the woods mean that fires like the Carr Fire in Redding, Calif., are the new norm.


Wildfires In Western U.S. Could Affect Air Quality For Prolonged Period Of Time

Friday, July 27, 2018

The smoke from nearly 100 large Western wildfires has public health officials worried. Air quality managers are warning this is the new norm for the region, given climate change.


President Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Convicted In 2012 Arson Case

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

President Trump signed full pardons on Tuesday for Oregon ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son, Steven, whose imprisonment inspired an anti-government takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.


LA Homeless Shelters Face Opposition

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is allocating $20 million to house the homeless in temporary shelters spread across 15 council districts. But the first few sites picked are already facing opposition.


'Nobody Cares About Cairo': Residents of Shrinking River Town Fight To Bring It Back

Saturday, June 16, 2018

For Cairo, Ill., a former river port and manufacturing hub, economic troubles began with the decline in river trade. Now two more public housing buildings are scheduled to close.


Many Korean Americans Skeptical Of President Trump's Meeting With Kim Jong Un

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

In Los Angeles, Korean Americans react to the results of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Initial enthusiasm has given way to questions and some skepticism, and a generational divide is apparent.


Public Housing Crisis Threatens Illinois River Town's Existence

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The fast-depopulating river town of Cairo in rural southern Illinois battles to stay viable. Residents say the federal government tried to push people out, rather than focus on reviving the economy.


The Asian-American Voters Of Orange County

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Asian-Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the once tried-and-true Republican Orange County, Calif.


How The Trump Administration's 'Zero Tolerance' Immigration Policy Is Playing Out In California

Friday, May 18, 2018

It's unclear whether the Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy at the border will have its intended effect of deterring illegal border crossings. Some in the San Diego area welcome the crackdown, believing lax immigration enforcement plagues the border lands.


Ranchers Sour On Trump Administration Over Proposal To Bring Back Grizzly Bears

Friday, May 11, 2018

Some rural leaders in Washington state say they felt blindsided by a surprise decision to restart a grizzly reintroduction plan.


After 3-Day Strike, University Of California's Service Workers Vow To Keep Fighting

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Members of the system's biggest union are demanding the "respect of fair wages and fair treatment." They're set to return to work Thursday, hoping their protest had an impact.


In Tijuana, Hundreds Of Asylum Seekers Await Entry Into The U.S.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Wednesday that 35 more prosecutors and 18 more immigration judges will be rushed to the southwest border with Mexico to handle immigration cases.