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CA Voters to Receive Mail-In Ballots for November Election, Coronavirus Recession Hits Women Harder, Local News Devastated by Pandemic




MODESTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democratic candidate for California Governor waits to speak during a campaign event for Democratic candidate for California's 10th Congressional District Josh Harder on November 5, 2018 in Modesto, California. Harder is challenging incumbent Republican Jeff Denham for the seat in Tuesday's midterm elections. Newsom is running against John Cox in the California Governor race on Tuesday's election. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
MODESTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democratic candidate for California Governor waits to speak during a campaign event for Democratic candidate for California's 10th Congressional District Josh Harder on November 5, 2018 in Modesto, California. Harder is challenging incumbent Republican Jeff Denham for the seat in Tuesday's midterm elections. Newsom is running against John Cox in the California Governor race on Tuesday's election. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
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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?

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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