The state will launch its pilot program for contact tracing to 30,000 participants and, if it proves to be effective, will make it widely available by December or early 2021. The system will be voluntary and anonymous.
By Brad Schmidt, The Oregonian | September 18, 2020
Despite President Trump’s efforts to sow doubts about the election system, officials in Kansas and Missouri are clarifying the ways in which people may vote on or before Nov. 3. None of them include voting twice.
By Matthew Kelly, The Kansas City Star | September 18, 2020
By joining with the county, Houston hopes to save resources by keeping low-level offenders out of jail. Reform advocates see it as a move against police brutality, but not everyone agrees it’s progress.
By Dylan McGuinness and St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle | September 18, 2020
A handful of recent protests have involved enough violence and property destruction for some to claim they are riots. Legislators have proposed penalties and protections for those who might be affected by future incidents.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | September 18, 2020
Kevin Kiley, a 35-year-old Republican, left his budding law career to take on a career in the Democrat-dominant California state Legislature. He has since made his mark by becoming a fierce opponent of Gov. Newsom’s power.
Georgia’s Cyber Crime Center helps protect against everything from ransomware attacks to cyberbullying. Last year Georgia lost $500 million to cybercrime, “and only one-seventh of cybercrime is reported.”
By Damon Cline, The Augusta Chronicle | September 17, 2020
Recalls against governors in states including Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada and Wisconsin appear to be going nowhere. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, however, is turning to the state supreme court to block an attempt.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | September 17, 2020