Pam Fessler

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Homeless Population Rises, Driven By West Coast Affordable-Housing Crisis

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

It's the first time the number of homeless people has grown since 2010. In Los Angeles, homelessness is up by nearly 26 percent, fueled by high housing prices.


A Year After Russia Meddling, Off-Year Elections Are Monitored

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Voter confidence was shaken by revelations that Russia targeted election systems in at least 21 states last year. A year later, efforts to tighten voting cybersecurity is making some progress.


Nonprofit Groups Say GOP Tax Bill Would Discourage Giving

Friday, November 03, 2017

The Republican tax bill keeps deductions for charitable donations, but nonprofits say other changes could reduce giving as much as $13 billion a year and they plan to fight the proposal.


Virginia Election Serves As First Test Of U.S. Voting System Security

Monday, September 25, 2017

Virginia is one of two states to hold major elections this November, a year after Russians tried to hack into U.S. voting systems. It will be the first test of how much progress has been made by election officials and federal agencies on securing U.S. elections from attack.


Tension And Protests Mark Trump Voting Commission Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

One witness suggested voters undergo the same kind of background check now applied to gun buyers, a function that system was never designed for.


Voter Fraud Commission Holds Second Meeting In New Hampshire Amid Controversy

Monday, September 11, 2017

President Trump's controversial commission looking into voter fraud holds its first meeting outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in New Hampshire. The federal panel has been unusually secretive and is being sued by voter advocacy groups, who want it to be more transparent about its agenda. Questions have also been raised by a Breitbart News article written by co-chair Kris Kobach alleging widespread voter fraud in New Hampshire last November.


Thousands Of Harvey Flood Victims Will Likely Need Long-Term Temporary Housing

Friday, September 01, 2017

FEMA says it hopes to get people out of shelters and into transitional housing, such as hotels, as quickly as possible. Then they'll try to find rentals or other housing for victims, including manufactured homes, as a last resort.


Disaster Relief Groups Distribute Aid To Flood-Ravaged Texas

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The devastating floods in Texas have led to a need for massive aid, including from charities and nonprofit groups. Most say what they need is money, not things. And they hope donors will be around for what could be a years-long recovery.


Russian Cyberattack Targeted Elections Vendor Tied To Voting Day Disruptions

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Weird things started to happen as people showed up to vote in parts of North Carolina on Nov. 8. Why didn't state workers know that their elections contractor had been hit by a cyberattack?


Timeline: Foreign Efforts To Hack State Election Systems And How Officials Responded

Monday, July 31, 2017

For all the focus in 2016 on the cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, less attention was paid to what was happening in the states.


Talk Of Voter Fraud Dominates First Meeting Of Election Integrity Commission

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"One has to wonder what they're worried about," President Trump said of states that haven't shared data with the commission. "There's something, there always is."


Trump's Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting In Effort To Probe Voter Fraud

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity holds its first meeting Wednesday to uncover voter problems that undermine public confidence in U.S. elections. The panel has already faced criticism, especially from state election officials disturbed by the panel's request to send detailed voter registration data. The commission is looking for signs of voter fraud, which most election officials and experts say is rare.


Amid Skepticism And Scrutiny, Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The panel has faced credibility problems right from the start and the concerns have only grown after it asked all 50 states to send detailed voter registration records.


Advocates Worry Trump Administration Wants To Revamp Motor Voter Law

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Many election experts and voter advocacy groups say matching efforts to identify inaccurate or out-of-date registrations are flawed and could lead to legitimate voters being taken off the rolls.


The Controversy Over The 'Motor Voter' Law

Friday, July 07, 2017

Voting rights groups fear that the Trump administration's look into voter fraud is really aimed at weakening a 24-year-old law meant to expand opportunities for people to register to vote.


White House Commission Under Attack As It Calls For Individual Voters' Data

Thursday, July 06, 2017

A leader of the effort looking into voter fraud says reports that few states have agreed to comply with the request are"fake news." But most states only want to send a fraction of the data.


State Officials Of Both Parties Reject Requests For Voters' Identification Details

Friday, June 30, 2017

The states say that they won't comply with a White House commission request for the personal data. Even a commission leader isn't able to turn over all of his state's records.


White House Panel Asks States For Their Voter Rolls

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The panel looking into voter fraud allegations wants names, addresses, birthdates, party affiliation and elections voted in since 2006 for every registered voter in the country.


Should It Be Easier To Vote? Americans Are Deeply Divided By Party

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Most Democrats say that "everything possible" should be done to make it easy for citizens to vote. Most Republicans don't agree.


Making U.S. Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much But No One Wants To Pay

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Security experts estimate it would cost roughly $400 million to replace voting machines and add paper audits. It's about the same amount the Pentagon spent on military bands last year.