Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Coronavirus Weighing Heavily On Voters In Arizona

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The presidential race and the balance of power in the U.S. Senate could come down to how the vote goes in this battleground state, which also has among the highest COVID-19 death rates in the nation.


How The Pandemic May Be Influencing Voters

Monday, October 26, 2020

A Senate race may be a toss-up in Arizona, a coronavirus hot spot. Latino and retired voters — groups the virus hit disproportionately hard — explain how their experience is informing their votes.


Are Paramilitary Extremists Being Normalized? Look To Idaho For Answers

Saturday, October 17, 2020

The arrests of militiamen who allegedly plotted to kidnap Michigan's governor echo loudly in the Idaho Panhandle, a region long synonymous with anti-government extremism.


Trump's Public Lands Chief Hasn't Left Post Despite Judge's Order

Friday, October 16, 2020

President Trump's top public lands chief is still helping lead the Bureau of Land Management, despite a federal ruling removing him from the top post there.


'Everything's Gone': Rural Washington Struggles After 'Blowtorch' Of A Wildfire

Friday, October 09, 2020

The 2020 wildfire season is a grim reminder that disasters unfairly hit the poor and the elderly. Thousands of people on the West Coast still lack even temporary housing.


Trump To Appeal Removal Of 'Polarizing' Public Lands Chief

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The White House says it will appeal a federal court ruling ousting William Perry Pendley, who led the Bureau of Land Management for more than 400 days without Senate confirmation.


In Internet Dead Zones, Rural Schools Struggle With Distanced Learning

Monday, September 28, 2020

Many American schools are back in class via distance learning. It's stressful everywhere but especially in rural districts where most students lack high-speed Internet and cell phone service at home.


Federal Judge Ousts Trump's Top Public Lands Chief

Friday, September 25, 2020

The ruling blocks William Perry Pendley from continuing as the temporary head of the Bureau of Land Management, a post he has held for more than a year without being confirmed by the Senate.


Omaha Bar Owner Has Died By Suicide After He Was Charged In Shooting Of Black Man

Monday, September 21, 2020

Jake Gardner was on the West Coast when a grand jury indicted him last week for the May killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Neb. Gardner died "at his own hand," his lawyers said Sunday.


Nation Relying On Military As Fire Rescue Resources Dwindle

Sunday, September 20, 2020

With the nation's wildfire resources almost tapped out, federal fire managers are increasingly turning to the U.S. military. But many troops need training before joining frontline fire fighters.


Climate Change Is Not The Only Reason For Record Wildfires

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Climate change is exacerbating the severity of the wildfires on the West Coast, but prior and current forest management decisions, and politics, also play a huge role.


West Coast Fires: Climate, Forest Management, Lax Rules, Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The alarming wildfires on the West Coast are again putting the spotlight on climate change. But it's not the only reason why we're seeing so much destruction and lives lost.


California Camp Fire Survivors Face The Horror All Over Again In 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

In Northern California, the deadly Bear Fire forced the evacuation of parts of the town of Paradise, which nearly burned to the ground in 2018. For Camp Fire survivors, the trauma is all coming back.


U.S. Federal Fire Officials Are Seeking Military Help In Fighting Wildfires

Thursday, September 10, 2020

With over 100 large wildfires burning, mostly on the West Coast, firefighting resources are so exhausted that the U.S. and Canadian militaries are being called in to attack the fires from the air.


Wildfires Are 1st Big Test To COVID-19 Firefighter Safety Plans

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Thousands of firefighters are deployed to dangerous megafires in the West, the first big tests to the added safety protocols fire managers scrambled to get in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Amid National Crises, Louisiana Mayor Fears His Decimated City Will Be Forgotten

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Most buildings in Lake Charles, La., were damaged by Hurricane Laura. As the city tries to rebuild amid a global pandemic, Mayor Nic Hunter worries the country will look away.


In Addition To Fighting Megafires, Crews Consider COVID-19 Risks

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

As thousands of firefighters are deployed to major wildfires in California and other western states, this is the first big test as to whether new COVID-19 safety protocols are working.


After Laura, Learning How To Recover From A Hurricane During A Pandemic

Monday, August 31, 2020

Normal protocols for hurricane evacuation, aid distribution and recovery have been upended by the threat of the coronavirus.


Hurricane Laura Recovery Could Take Years

Saturday, August 29, 2020

It will be months, or years, before people in southern Louisiana fully recover from Hurricane Laura. The storm's 150 mph winds damaged or destroyed thousands of buildings when it came ashore.


Ammon Bundy Is Arrested And Wheeled Out Of The Idaho Statehouse — Again

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The anti-government activist has been arrested for a second time in two days during a protest at the Idaho state capitol. Police say troopers "were forced to physically remove him."