Early Voting In Begins In L.A. County...Mostly
In L.A. County how and where people vote is new this election cycle. Instead of voting at neighborhood polling places on a single day, people can now cast their ballots over an 11 day period at newly established “voting centers," where old fashioned paper and ink voting machines have been replaced with computerized touch screen devices. According to reports voting generally went pretty well but there were exceptions.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, KQED
'Public Charge' Rule Breeds Anxiety In Immigrant Communities
A federal rule that would penalize some green card and visa applicants for using federal public services like food stamps goes into effect today. The rule has already had a chilling effect on many immigrant communities.
Reporter: Michelle Wiley, KQED
Controversial Immigration Detention Center Adds 750 Beds
Over the objection of critics last week, the planning commission in the High Desert community of Adelanto approved a 750 bed expansion to a controversial immigration detention center. The center is operated by a private prison company and has been criticized by the Department of Homeland Security.
Reporter, Benjamin Purpur, KVCR
Coronavirus Patients In Limbo After Costa Mesa Facility Says No
A federal court is set to discuss what to do about 50 people who've tested positive for the new coronavirus, after temporarily blocking their transfer from Travis Air Force base to a location in Southern California.
Reporter: Sarah Hossaini, KQED
Lawmakers Call For $2 Billion To Fight Homelessness
A group of state lawmakers from Southern California, the Bay Area, and the Central Valley are coming together on a bill to dedicate funding to homeless services. It’s an attempt to identify ongoing funding, which Governor Gavin Newsom says is crucial if California wants to see fewer people homeless.
Reporter: Erika Aguilar, KQED
SF Taxi Driver Losing Teeth Over Medallion Debt
A San Francisco taxi medallion, which allows drivers to operate a cab, costs a quarter of a million dollars. San Francisco has made an estimated 64 million dollars off the medallions, but many taxi drivers have wound up in crushing debt. One driver is losing his teeth because he's so stressed over money.
Reporter: Sam Harnett, KQED