Kirk Siegler

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.


Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.


After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.


For LAPD Cop Working Skid Row, 'There's Always Hope'

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Los Angeles police officer Deon Joseph has a reputation on Skid Row as someone who cares. He has pushed for changes in policing and sounded the alarm about the neighborhood's mental health crisis.


Identity Politics Center Stage In California's Central Valley Campaign

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The race for the 21st Congressional District seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.


To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.


Hundreds Of Homes Threatened By Calif.'s King Fire

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In drought-stricken California, firefighters have their hands full battling nearly a dozen major wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.


Colorado Republicans Buck National Party Trends On Immigration

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

If the GOP is going to try to make inroads with Latinos in swing states, they might take a look at the former steel town of Pueblo, Colo., where Republicans say their pitch is starting to resonate.


Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.


Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.


Embattled Montana Senator Withdraws From Race

Thursday, August 07, 2014

After cancelling a string of campaign events and fundraisers this week, Montana Democrat John Walsh announced Thursday that he would drop out of the race for the U.S. Senate.

"I am ending my campaign so that I can focus on fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to me as your U.S. senator," ...


Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.


Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In 2011, Utah decided to let some people in the state illegally apply for work permits. But the law, pending a federal waiver, still hasn't gone into effect — and now, some want to repeal it.


Dressing Up As A T-Rex Is All Part Of The Job

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For Eric Deggans, Prince's movie wasn't just a spectacle. Sitting in a theater packed with kids his age, he saw Purple Rain as "a validation of the musical world I was already seeking out."


As Immigration Crisis Grows, A Protest Movement Gains Steam

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Several hundred protests will begin Friday in cities across the country, as activists rail against the Obama administration's efforts to temporarily house migrant children detained at the border.


Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.


Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.


Increasing Use Of Oil Trains Inspires Backlash From States

Sunday, July 06, 2014

It's been a year since a train carrying crude oil exploded near a town in Quebec, killing nearly 50. The accident drew attention to the use of railroads to ship crude from North Dakota to the coasts.


Calif. Town Thrusts Heated Immigration Debate Into National Spotlight

Friday, July 04, 2014

As the saying goes, all politics is local. And that couldn't have been clearer this week in and around Murrieta, Calif., a sleepy conservative enclave 60 miles north of San Diego.

Local leaders here made a loud stand against the planned movement of immigrant detainees to their city from overcrowded ...