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When Falling Behind on Rent Leads to Jail Time

Evictions in Arkansas can snowball from criminal charges to arrests to jail time because of a 119-year-old law that mostly impacts female, Black and low-income renters. Even prosecutors have called it unconstitutional.

Arkansas: My Landlord Is Trying to Kick Me Out. What Can I Do?

If you live in Arkansas and are worried about being evicted, you’re not alone. Our reporting revealed thousands have been forced into the confusing legal process during the pandemic. Here’s how it works — and what you can do.

What to Do If You Change Your Mind About Voting by Mail

Maybe you requested a mail ballot, but changed your mind and want to vote in person. This is what you can do in every state if you’ve changed your mind about how you want to cast your vote.

With All Eyes on Wisconsin, Partisan Gridlock at State Elections Commission Frustrates Voters and Local Officials

The commission that oversees voting in the swing state has deadlocked along party lines this year on a record number of key issues, resulting in inconsistency, turmoil, and delays.

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Who Decides When Vaccine Studies Are Done? Internal Documents Show Fauci Plays a Key Role.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will see data from government-funded vaccine trials before the FDA does. One caveat: Pfizer’s study, which is ahead of the others, isn’t included in his purview.

Inside the Fall of the CDC

How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.

El atascamiento partidista en la Comisión Estatal Electoral de Wisconsin frustra a electores y funcionarios locales

Este año electoral, la comisión encargada de supervisar la votación de este estado decisivo se ha estancado por divisiones partidistas en una cifra récord de asuntos clave, dando lugar a incongruencias, desorden y retrasos.

¿Los cubanoamericanos le darán el triunfo a Trump en Florida?

Sesenta y dos años después de la Revolución cubana, las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y la isla cobran gran importancia.

Maine Officials Propose Doubling Budget for Agency Charged With Defending the Poor

Lawyers proposed opening Maine’s first two public defender offices and a substantial pay raise for court-appointed counsel in a $35.4 million budget approved by the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services.

Could Trump’s Success With Cuban American Voters Help Tip Florida His Way?

Many Cuban Americans oppose steps the White House has taken against Cuba, but they are still backing his hard-line approach.

To Reclaim Ancestral Land, All Native Hawaiians Need Is a $300,000 Mortgage and to Wait in Line for Decades

A 100-year-old program created to provide Native Hawaiians — especially poor ones — land to live on after the U.S. annexed the islands is failing. Thousands have died waiting in line and even more can’t afford the mortgages they’d need.

How We Found Low-Income Hawaiians Were Left Behind by the Homesteading Program

ProPublica’s first-of-its-kind analysis showed that a Native Hawaiian housing program left behind much of the community it was supposed to help. Here’s how we did it.

Una organización sin fines de lucro vinculada a los demócratas está enviando millones de solicitudes de votación. A los funcionarios electorales les gustaría que dejara de hacerlo.

Las autoridades electorales dicen que el gran volumen de correos del Center for Voter Information contiene errores y confunde a los electores, en un momento en que los estados se apresuran a expandir el voto por correo.

Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own

As scandals force Alaska politicians to resign, nowhere have the accusations been more severe than this remote rural district, where male leaders are proving to be part of the very problems they’re supposed to be solving.

Cómo detectar (y combatir) la desinformación electoral

La información errónea o desinformación, especialmente en internet, siguen jugando un papel muy importante en las elecciones de 2020. Conozca más acerca de los tipos de información falsa que es probable que encuentre este año y cómo puede ayudar a combatirla.

Not Mentioned in Cuomo’s Coronavirus Book: How Many Nursing Home Residents Died in New York

Cuomo’s new book on leadership, published as the pandemic continues to ravage America, touts his willingness to speak hard truths about the pandemic. Why then has he still not said how many nursing home residents perished on his watch?

Electionland 2020: Polling Place Safety, Misinformation, Mask Issues and More

This week’s headlines on Pennsylvania mail-in voting, in-person voting in Georgia, and voting lawsuits.

How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation

Misinformation and disinformation, especially online, continue to play a huge role in the 2020 election. Learn more about the types of false information you’re likely to come across this year — and how you can help fight it.

A Nonprofit With Ties to Democrats Is Sending Out Millions of Ballot Applications. Election Officials Wish It Would Stop.

Election officials say a flood of mailers from the Center for Voter Information has contained mistakes and confused voters at a time when states are racing to expand vote by mail.

Una guía para la votación en persona vs. la votación por correo

En 2020, el proceso de votación de cada estado ha cambiado en respuesta al coronavirus. Independientemente de si planea votar en persona o por correo, hay muchas cosas a tener en cuenta. A continuación, detallamos algunas de las más importantes.

Avísanos si tienes problemas con la votación este año

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