Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

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.


Misinformation Spread By Anti-Science Groups Endangers COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Thursday, December 24, 2020

In some parts of the U.S., the biggest challenge surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine isn't distribution, but convincing people to get it, as anti-science groups are spreading misinformation.


A Rural School Under Pressure To Stay Open: 'People Are Just ... Rough And Tough'

Friday, December 18, 2020

Despite alarming rises in COVID-19 cases and deaths in rural America, some schools are under pressure to stay open for in-person learning while resisting requiring masks and other measures.


'Hold Their Feet To the Fire': Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine To Hard-Hit Indian Country

Friday, December 11, 2020

A portion of the first coronavirus vaccines have been designated to go to Indian Country, but some tribes are skeptical about the federal government's ability to deliver and distribute the vaccines.


Despite Signing The Great American Outdoors Act, Enforcement Has Been Sporadic

Friday, December 04, 2020

President Trump signed a big public lands conservation bill this summer. But so far the White House's implementation of the new law has been scattershot and controversial.


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.