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Step Aside Election 2000: This Year's Election May Be The Most Litigated Yet

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In 2000, lawyers and election officials endlessly examined and debated butterfly ballots and hanging chads. Now, the legal arguments are more complex and center on the rules governing mail-in voting.


LA Police Union Official: 'Every Dollar You Take Away' Has Consequences

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Robert Harris, a director of Los Angles Police Protective League, fends off criticism that the union opposes change and slams LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed cuts to the police department budget.


Minneapolis Mayor Wants 'Full Structural Revamp,' Not Abolition Of Police Department

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Jacob Frey acknowledges a need to shift a culture that has "failed black and brown people" for years. But he says calling for the dismantling of police without an alternative in place is "not a plan."


Obituary Writer Aims To Show How Coronavirus Impacts 'All People In Our Society'

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Maureen O'Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times says obituary writers aren't able to cover the life of each person who has died of COVID-19. But they do their best to tell "a variety of stories."


'He's Incredibly Confused': Parenting A Child With Autism During The Pandemic

Friday, May 22, 2020

Feda Almaliti is the mother of a 15-year-old son with severe autism and an advocate. She describes how the challenges of the coronavirus crisis are exponentially more difficult for families like hers.


California Gov. Newsom: Federal Government Has Responsibility To Help States Recover

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

California led the nation in issuing a statewide stay-at-home order. And it's paying an economic price: a $54 billion deficit. As the state reopens, it seeks to balance the economy and public health.


Notre Dame Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw Wants To See More Women Coaching

Friday, April 24, 2020

After 33 years and two women's basketball championships at Notre Dame, Muffet McGraw retired this week. She's been outspoken about having more women leaders in sports.