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State of Affairs,Gov. Newsom Urges California Tribal Casinos to Reconsider Opening, Weekend Preview: Virtual Events




I VOTED stickers are seen at a polling station on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, on November 6, 2018 in Irvine, California on election day. - Americans vote Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
I VOTED stickers are seen at a polling station on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, on November 6, 2018 in Irvine, California on election day. - Americans vote Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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State of Affairs 

This week, Republicans take aim at vote-by-mail plans… as a well-known congressional candidate sues California. Meanwhile, The Democrat's chances of keeping the House this November may have gone up… a little. We'll get into those stories and more.

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Coronavirus: California's prisons Release Low-level Offenders 

To reduce the prison population in Los Angeles amid the pandemic, jails have been releasing low-level offenders early. We discuss how that is working out for many of them.

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Gov. Newsom's Task Force Seeks COVID-19 Relief

This week, Governor Newsom's Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery announced they are urging Congress to pass $1 trillion in relief for state and local governments. Members of the task force say the funding is needed to properly reopen our economies during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Movie Therapy 

For an escape during these troubled times, the right prescription might be a good movie. Take Two talks to the hosts of the podcast, "Movie Therapy," about how to find the right films to soothe your souls.

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Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom Urges California Tribal Casinos to Reconsider Opening

Casinos across California are rolling the dice on COVID-19 this week and reopening their doors to visitors. Many of them are on Native American Reservations and have tribal sovereignty, so they’re not subject to U.S. laws or state ones, for that matter, including stay-at-home orders during the pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped Governor Gavin Newsom from pleading with tribal leaders to reconsider.

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Weekend Preview: Virtual Events

The three-day weekend ushers in the unofficial start of summer. A number of SoCal restaurants are offering holiday to-go specials. The Airborne Toxic Event, Scary pool party and Sublime all perform virtually. CHIRLA holds a star-studded music festival. And there's a drive-in movie at The Muck and a drink-in screening of The Thin Man. 

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You can find the full list of events on LAist.com here