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Job training for incarcerated women, campaign money, motor voter program

Melinda Rodriguez sits on a day bed, which prisoners sleep on due to overcrowding in the prison system.
Melinda Rodriguez sits on a day bed, which prisoners sleep on due to overcrowding in the prison system.
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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to look into job training for incarcerated women. Plus, we look at the campaign donations to California's candidates heading into the midterms. And, the latest with the California Department of Motor Vehicles' troubled motor voter program.

Campaign Money

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Candidates for in California's House races are raking in bank in campaign contributions. But almost as notable are the candidates who are not receiving such hefty donations. Who's getting what, who's not, and what factors lead donors to make their decisions.


State Senator Kevin de Leon will share a stage with Senator Dianne Feinstein in their first and only public discussion today at noon. You can sign up for the live stream here.

Motor Voter

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We're just weeks away from a national election, and the state has yet to fix the problems associated with its new program to register eligible voters when at the DMV: Motor Voter. We find out what happened, and what's being done to fix it ASAP.


Temporary workers

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Like it or not, the holidays are almost upon us and with that comes the hiring of seasonal workers. In Southern California, UPS and Target are each looking to hire more than 10,000 people for the winter shopping rush. Temporary jobs like this are a growing part of the country's employment picture, along with contract positions and jobs for gig economy companies like Uber. For more on what that means for the country's workers, we turn to Louis Hyman, author of Temp: How American Work, American Business and the American Dream Became Temporary


K2 Sports

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The Dodgers are in the fight of their life to stay in the playoffs, as they battle the Milwaukee Brewers. We’ll talk about how the team is performing. Plus the official NBA season kicks off Thursday.


Job training for incarcerated women

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On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to develop a proposal for a comprehensive, trauma-informed and gender responsive job training program at Century Regional Detention Facility that prepares female inmates before their release to succeed in the workforce and connects them to career pathway employment after release.  A study published by the U.S. Department of Justice found women often face unique and challenging barriers to employment after serving their sentence, particularly if they are a custodial parent for children.