Kirk Siegler

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West Coast Port Closures Are Hitting Several Industries Hard

Saturday, February 14, 2015

No cargo will go in or out of 29 West Coast ports this weekend.

It's the third partial shutdown in operations at these ports in a week, the result of a bitter labor dispute between shipping lines and the union representing 20,000 dock workers. The dispute has been dragging on ...


Los Angeles Residents Divided Over Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

Monday, February 09, 2015

Los Angeles is considering raising its minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour in order to help its 800,000 residents in poverty. But no major city has yet raised its wage this dramatically and this fast.


Nebraska Says Colorado Pot Isn't Staying On Its Side Of The Border

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Law enforcement in Nebraska towns near the Colorado border are reporting a jump in pot-related offenses. Legalization next door, they say, is creating burdensome consequences they never asked for.


Deal May Be In Sight For Pacific Coast Longshoremen

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

After nearly eight months of negotiations, it's still not clear whether a labor deal could end a worsening congestion crisis on the west coast.


Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Falling oil prices are leading to a slow down in drilling. And that means workers are rethinking the long commutes they've been making for once-steady, good-paying jobs.


Rain Eases California Drought Anxiety, If Not The Actual Drought

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This year was the third-driest on record for the state, but recent storms, plus new groundwater regulations, have given the hardest-hit agricultural towns a glimmer of hope.


Neighboring States Challenge Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Law

Friday, December 19, 2014

Colorado is vowing to fight a lawsuit filed by neighboring states that challenges its legalization of recreational marijuana.


LA Sheriff's Department Agrees To Federal Oversight To Settle Abuse Suit

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The ACLU and the embattled sheriff's department have settled a class action lawsuit that will likely set in motion a number of changes within the nation's largest municipal jail system.


LAPD Chief Has Lessons To Share About Department's Past 'Ghosts'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cities looking to reform their troubled police forces might have a template to turn to in Los Angeles. The LAPD has come a long way in 20 years, and Chief Charlie Beck wants to share lessons learned.


Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

Monday, December 15, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-doughnut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.


California Storm Brings Welcome Rain During Record-Setting Drought

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

It rained again on Wednesday in California — welcome news to just about everyone. The state is in the midst of a record-setting drought. But the state will need a lot more rain to cha...


Colorado's Pot Industry Looks To Move Past Stereotypes

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In the year since Colorado made recreational marijuana legal, pot has become a billion-dollar business in the state. And some growers are on a serious mission to make it legitimate and mainstream.


'Undocumented' Stigma A Barrier In Asian-American Communities

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In Monterrey Park, Calif. — home to the fastest growing population of Chinese immigrants in the U.S. — community leaders are trying to get the word out about "deferred action" eligibility.


In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

Friday, November 21, 2014

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.


With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Friday, November 14, 2014

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.


Feds List Gunnison Sage Grouse As Threatened Species

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The bird is now protected under the Endangered Species Act, which could stop some oil and gas development in Colorado and Utah — and will likely start a number of legal challenges.


McConnell Elected To Lead Senate GOP; Boehner, Reid Return To Party Posts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Senate Democrats and Republicans, as well as the House GOP caucus, held closed-door elections today to select their leaders. NPR's Ailsa Chang and Juana Summers explain what this means and why it matters.


The GOP Takes Heart From Colorado, But Still Faces 2016 Hurdles

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Colorado is one of the battleground states where Republicans made big gains this week. Republicans in the state believe they now have momentum going into the 2016 presidential election.

But the GOP has suffered some punishing losses there lately, owing in part to the state's changing demographics. That trend may ...


In Colo., Republicans Try To Capitalize On Obama's Unpopularity

Monday, November 03, 2014

In the tight Colorado Senate race, the Republican challenger, Congressman Cory Gardner, is trying to tie the incumbent to an unpopular President Obama. The Democrat Sen. Mark Udall says his opponent is an extremist.