Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

A White Bar Owner May Face Charges For Killing A Black Protester In Omaha

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

A white bar owner has shot and killed a young black man in an altercation as protests were happening in Omaha, Neb., Saturday night.


Cliven Bundy Armed Standoff Case Going Back To Court

Friday, May 29, 2020

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday will hear the government's appeal for a retrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.


DOJ Plans To Retry Cliven Bundy's Case

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The government's case against the Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy will be considered for retrial on Friday in a federal appeals court. The initial case against Bundy collapsed in a 2018 mistrial.


Why Parts Of Rural America Are Pushing Back On Coronavirus Restrictions

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Conservative challenges to statewide stay-at-home orders are mounting in counties that have few coronavirus cases. "This has become a rural versus urban issue," political scientist Kathy Cramer says.


Some Business Owners In Yellowstone Feel Unsure About Park's Reopening

Monday, May 18, 2020

Yellowstone is the latest national park set to start reopening on Monday. But some owners of the businesses located near or in the park are doubting their ability to ensure everyone's safety.


Yellowstone National Park Set To Reopen — But With Caveats

Sunday, May 17, 2020

There is growing economic pressure to reopen national parks and ease travel restrictions even as many states are still seeing a rise in coronavirus cases.


Lawsuit Seeks Removal Of Trump Lands Appointees

Monday, May 11, 2020

In a lawsuit filed Monday, conservationists allege the Trump administration's unprecedented use of non-confirmed directors at the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management violates law.


A Lawsuit Seeks The Removal Of The Directors For Park Service And BLM

Monday, May 11, 2020

In a new lawsuit, watchdog groups allege the Trump administration's unprecedented use of non-confirmed acting directors of the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management violates federal law.


Wildland Fire Camps Need Dramatic Change Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, May 08, 2020

As the wildfire season is beginning, some wild land firefighters are worried their safety could be at risk since the government has been slow to adopt new COVID-19 protocols.


Western States Are Planning To Reopen Under The Pressure Of Right-Wing Groups

Monday, April 27, 2020

Interior Western states had significant coronavirus hotspots but avoided pandemic's worst. Governors are starting to release reopening plans in the face of pressure from right-wing groups.


Even In Crisis Times, There Is A Push To Wire Rural America

Friday, April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to move almost everything online. But more than one-third of the U.S. population in rural areas has little or no access to the Internet.


Some Protesters Call For Ending Coronavirus Lockdowns, Despite Public Health Warnings

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Some businesses are protesting COVID-19 closures, saying the economic toll will be worse than the deaths from the virus. But health experts warn a premature opening could make everything worse.


Across America, Frustrated Protesters Rally To Reopen The Economy

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Some businesses and activists want to end prolonged closures that were imposed to block the spread of the coronavirus. Health experts warn a premature opening could create another surge of the virus.


In Idaho, Far-Right Republicans Defy Coronavirus Health Restrictions

Monday, April 13, 2020

In the rural Northwest, far-right elected officials and the militia movements they're aligned with are calling for defiance of stay-at-home orders like the one issued by Idaho's Republican governor.


Patriot Movement Calls On Followers To Defy COVID-19 Restrictions

Monday, April 13, 2020

In the rural Northwest, far-right elected officials, and the militias they're aligned with, are calling for defiance of statewide stay-at-home orders, including one issued by Idaho's GOP governor.


Small-Town Hospitals Are Closing Just As Coronavirus Arrives In Rural America

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Small-town hospitals were already closing at an alarming rate before COVID-19, but now the trend appears to be accelerating just as the disease arrives in rural America.


Many Who Need Testing For COVID-19 Fail To Get Access

Friday, April 03, 2020

There's still a serious shortage of testing for COVID-19 across the country. Many people who are sick and showing likely symptoms say they still can't get tested.


Many Who Need A Coronavirus Test Still Can't Get One, Despite Presidential Claims

Thursday, April 02, 2020

President Trump continues to falsely state that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test can get one. Health care providers and those who have been possibly sickened by the disease tell a different story.


A Resort Town Becomes A COVID-19 Hot Spot, And Says: Stay Away

Monday, March 30, 2020

Like many resort towns, Sun Valley, Idaho is full of global travelers and wealthy owners of second homes. It's now an epicenter for coronavirus infection, and local leaders want to restrict travel.


As Testing Ramps Up, Some States May Still Be Able To Contain Coronavirus

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Now that testing capacity has increased, some states with low infection rates may still be able to contain COVID-19 outbreaks by tracing contacts of infected people and isolating them.