The U.S. office of Housing and Urban Development has seen its funding cut drastically, and a budget proposal has the Senate calling for reducing money to the program by $88 million. The House wants to drop $118 million from HUD. Whatever reduction ultimately comes about will affect communities across the nation.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but many people are not aware that domestic violence involves more than physical contact, and can include emotional, financial and verbal abuse or coercion.
A federal judge is starting 10 days of hearings today on a law banning the practice that critics call “ballot harvesting.” Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services joins me now to talk about the long and winding legal road this law has taken so far, and where it may go from here.
The everyday lives of Las Vegas residents were upended by Sunday night’s shooting, as fear and uncertainty hit the city. But many have now returned to their jobs and are in the process of going back to their daily routines.
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford on Tuesday, a key gerrymandering case that could have a huge impact on how political parties draw congressional districts. Emily Bazelon, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, has the details.
The city of Las Vegas, Nevada is beginning to recover after a gunman killed at least 59 people and injured over 500 at a country music concert on Sunday. Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell, and Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom, a Democrat representing the Las Vegas area, explain how the community is coping amid the violence.
Law enforcement officials in Las Vegas report finding 23 firearms in Stephen Paddock’s Mandalay Bay hotel room and 19 at his home in Mesquite, Nevada. But his motive for the mass shooting at a Sunday night concert remains unknown.
After months of work, Arizona health officials issued an ambitious plan for the state's opioid epidemic. But one thing that’s not part of the hundred page plan? Needle exchanges. Some who work in Arizona’s treatment industry are upset their advice was ignored.
According to Las Vegas law enforcement and government officials, 59 people have died and more than 520 are injured after a gunman fired on nearly 22,000 concertgoers along the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night. The city’s mayor, Carolyn Goodman, commended the heroic first responders, saying their efficiency and preparation saved thousands of lives.
Hundreds of people in Arizona prisons are hurting themselves and trying to take their own lives. New data from the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmates are harming themselves at an alarmingly increasing rate.