los angeles iS using alexa to connect with angelenOS
The city of L.A. is exploring ways to engage Angelenos using Amazon's Alexa. It already delivers details on city events and meetings through the voice-activated service. Next, it wants residents to be able to ask questions like "How do I replace a blue trash can?" or file certain service requests.
Generation X homeowners still hurting from housing crash, study says
Generation X lags behind other generations in home equity because it's still suffering from the effects of the housing crisis that began in late 2006, a study says.
Trump administration allowing more low-skill foreign workers into country
The federal government is raising the cap on visas under the H-2B program that brings in low-skilled workers from abroad to work in hotels and other industries.
For one newly arrived refugee family, it's a bittersweet July 4th
Bashir Kashefi, a refugee from Afghanistan, says he will celebrate July 4th but is concerned about the reinstated travel ban that temporarily bars refugees.
Will California's young voters show up for the next midterm election?
A research group found the drop in midterm turnout has to do with age. Young people vote at higher rates in presidential elections and much lower rates during midterms.
Politicon underway without Scaramucci but with lots of political talk
The annual Politicon brings together politicians, commentators, and celebrities to talk politics. But White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci bowed out.