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Why there’s even more pressure now on Congress to pass a voting rights bill

Congress faces growing pressure to pass new federal voting legislation in the wake of a Supreme Court decision last week that will make it more difficult to challenge a spate of new Republican-backed state-level voting restrictions.  Democrats already wrestling with a loaded agenda on voting rights now face the additional complication of how to address […]

Posted inCOVID Divide

More than $425 million promised for rental assistance didn’t make it to tenants or their landlords

This story also appeared in Associated Press Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job at American Airlines, quickly spent her savings and found herself months behind on the $1,350-a-month home she rented. Until then, she had never missed […]

Posted inCoronavirus and Inequality

What you should know about the eviction moratorium

Update: Under pressure to act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a new eviction pause Aug. 3 that will last two months and is aimed at renters in areas with substantial or high spread of COVID-19. What is an eviction moratorium? It’s intended to prevent landlords from evicting their tenants for a specified period. However, rent […]

Posted inInside Public Integrity

Join us: Live discussion on economic development and race in Kansas City

The Center for Public Integrity in partnership with The Kansas City Call is hosting a conversation on economic growth and opportunity in the majority-Black East Side of Kansas City, Missouri, which has been rocked by the pandemic and has faced years of racist economic disinvestment.  In April, a Public Integrity investigation revealed that the Paycheck Protection […]

Posted inInside Public Integrity

Join us: Live talk on COVID-19 harassment and misinformation

The Center for Public Integrity’s latest investigation is about a Tennessee couple who is among the most influential conduits for anti-vaccine messages online and is making millions spreading vaccine misinformation. The story revealed that spreading vaccine misinformation is a multimillion-dollar business. But during the course of her reporting, journalist Liz Essley Whyte was met with […]

Posted inCoronavirus and Inequality

Our reporter’s work on COVID-19 has saved lives. She’s getting death threats.

As the death toll from COVID-19 mounted last summer, the Trump administration and numerous governors withheld crucial data on the extent of the outbreak and the urgent, state-by-state recommendations that their own scientists and public health officials were making to contain it. Center for Public Integrity reporter Liz Essley Whyte obtained private White House documents […]