Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Why The U.S. Government Is Dropping Off Migrants In Rural Arizona Towns

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Border Patrol says the pandemic limits how many people they can safely hold at facilities. Officials say funding and jurisdiction issues also prevent them from transporting migrants to cities.


Federal Government Is Accused Of Leaving Migrants In Border Towns

Thursday, April 15, 2021

In rural Arizona, the Border Patrol is now dropping off migrants from overflowing detention facilities in small towns that are cut off from transportation and other services.


Biden Pressured To Restore Boundaries Of 2 National Monuments In Utah

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Amid pressure to reverse a Trump administration decision, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland travels to Utah to tour the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments.


A Broadband Expansion Brought Fiber To His Driveway In Idaho — Then The Money Ran Out

Monday, April 05, 2021

Now that the pandemic has normalized remote work, some rural states are marketing themselves to big city residents for relocation.


Why Boulder Is Trying To Keep The Focus On Victims, Not The Shooter

Thursday, March 25, 2021

As Boulder, Colo., police try to find a motive in Monday's mass shooting that left 10 dead, community leaders are struggling to keep the focus on victims and their families, not the alleged gunman.


Colorado City Of Boulder Is In Mourning After Gunman Kills 10 People

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

People are trying to come to grips with Monday's mass shooting at a grocery store. A 21-year-old man from suburban Denver has been charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree.


Police Have Named Boulder Supermarket Shooter And 10 Victims

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Police in Boulder, Colo., have named the alleged gunman and all 10 people he is believed to have killed in the supermarket shooting and the charges he faces.


The Celebration Over, Deb Haaland Now Faces A Long To-Do List At Interior

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has a long and seemingly insurmountable to-do list, including a pledge to begin repairing a legacy of broken treaties and other abuses against tribes.


Human Trafficking Crisis In Indian Country 'Like A Pandemic'

Friday, March 12, 2021

Of the 109 people currently listed as missing in South Dakota, 77 of them are indigenous. The state's legislature passed a bill this week to address the alarming crisis on and off reservations.


Why Native Americans Are Getting COVID-19 Vaccines Faster

Friday, February 19, 2021

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is vaccinating its community at rates faster than the rest of South Dakota. That mirrors a trend in Indian Country, which has been hard-hit by the coronavirus.


Facing A Reckoning, Wyoming Wrestles With A Transition From Fossil Fuels

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Biden administration is expected to be sued over its ban on new oil and gas leasing on federal land. In top fossil fuel states like Wyoming, cuts to services and mass layoffs were already looming.


Boise, Idaho, Abandons Fight To Clear Homeless Encampments

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

A settlement has been announced in a landmark case that prohibits cities from ticketing homeless people for camping in public places — if there aren't adequate shelter beds available.


Washington Town Wiped Out By Wildfire Will Get Delayed Federal Aid

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Five months after most of the farming town of Malden, Wash., was destroyed, President Biden has approved a stalled federal aid package.


A Wyoming County Predicts 'Total Economic Devastation' From Biden Leasing Ban

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Most of the oil and gas drilled in Wyoming comes from federal land and communities there are bracing for job losses and school funding cuts in the wake of a Biden administration pause on new leasing.


Even After The Inauguration, Trump's Election Fraud Claims Persist In Parts Of U.S.

Friday, January 22, 2021

In many rural, and more conservative corners of the country, reaction to the historic nomination of Joe Biden and the nation's first woman and minority vice president was more muted.


Biden Is President, But Some In Rural West Still Cling To False Notion That Trump Won

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

President Biden has been sworn in, but some people in conservative parts of the U.S. say they still believe the false notion that former President Donald Trump is the winner of the 2020 election.


Far Right Extremism's History In America

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Historians say the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol flowed in part from the refusal by some elected officials to openly condemn a particular strain of far-right extremism going back to the 1990s.


Roots Of U.S. Capitol Insurrectionists Run Through American West

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Violent acts of insurrection like the U.S. Capitol mob have been incubating in the western U.S. for years, where self-described "patriots" have led armed uprisings, often with few legal consequences.


Violent Acts Have Occurred In Western U.S.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Violent acts such as the riot on Capitol Hill have been incubating in the Western U.S. for years. Some have stormed federal buildings and threatened agents, with little legal consequences.


COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Off To A Slow Start — But Not In Some Rural Areas

Friday, January 08, 2021

Some rural areas, where health care is usually harder to get, appear to be leading the nation in delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine. But health leaders are cautioning there are caveats.