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Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

BOISE — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year, fueled by a deadly pandemic, outrage over police brutality and one of the most contentious elections ever.

Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges

Voter mobilization in Black church communities will look much different in 2020, due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic that has infected millions across the U.S. and has taken a disproportionate toll on Black America. 

Pelosi says postmaster has no plans to restore mail cuts

WASHINGTON – The Postal Service faced more questions and a federal lawsuit Wednesday over mail disruptions, despite assurances by President Donald Trump’s postmaster general of no more service changes until after the November election – a pledge made only after a public outcry.

Review: ‘The Fight’ celebrates feats of Trump-era ACLU lawyers

This summer there aren’t any superhero movies coming out (they’ve all been postponed), but there is one film this season that features real-life heroes. The filmmaking team behind the riveting political doc “Weiner” – Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Eli B. Despres – has made the documentary “The Fight,” which follows a group of crusading ACLU lawyers as they fight to defend some of the bedrock American civil liberties under attack from the Trump administration.

House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act

The Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process.

Native voting rights law signed

Tribal members in Washington will have an easier time registering to vote and casting ballots under a law signed Thursday.