CA Voters to Receive Mail-In Ballots for November Election
On Friday, Governor Newsom signed an executive order requiring election officials to send mail-in ballots to every registered voter ahead of the general election. And for some California counties, that might not be too difficult to pull off. At least 14 counties mailed ballots to every voter this past March as part of California's new Voter's Choice Act but L.A. was not one. So, how will the county get a ballot in the hands of some 5.5 million registered voters?
- Dean Logan, LA County's Registrar-Recorder
CA's 25th Congressional District Election
It's been nearly 7 months since Congresswoman Katie Hill resigned her seat in the face of a House ethics investigation -- and intimate photos were published online without her consent. On Tuesday May 12, a special election will send a new member to Congress in Hill's place. And as KPCC's Libby Denkmann reports, coronavirus has taken center stage in this competitive race in north Los Angeles and Eastern Ventura counties.
Coronavirus: Ask an Expert
What should SoCal residents keep in mind as the state moves toward re-opening? For that and more we check in with an expert.
- Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, of UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health
Coronavirus Recession Hits Women Harder
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a new report that women’s unemployment in April reached 16.2%-- 3 percentage points higher than men’s. That news made us wonder what the economic landscape was like for female workers before all this went down. And what’s at risk going forward.
- Maya Raghu, Director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center
Coronavirus: Schoolteacher's LA Diary
KPCC and LAist are documenting life in the new normal with video diaries from everyday Angelenos. Here's one from one of the thousands of schoolteachers who are really missing their kids right now. Mr. Lansdown shares his story.
The OC Update
Orange County officials have been embroiled in a fight with the state over keeping beaches open during this pandemic. At the end of last week, some areas had won the right to allow access as long as they followed some strict guidelines.
- Nick Gerda, writer for the Voice of OC
Local News Devastated by Pandemic
The pandemic has crippled the economy, and that has left many local news organizations struggling to stay alive. We look at the connections between a population that relies on local news and its civic participation.
- Mike Barthel, Pew researcher