Matt Vasilogambros covers voting rights, gun laws and Western climate policy for Stateline. He lives in San Diego, California.
Feds deliver stark warnings to state election officials ahead of November
By: Matt Vasilogambros - February 15, 2024
Secretaries of state and state election directors must be ready for potential cyberattacks, both familiar and uncomfortably new, according to the feds. And they must remain vigilant about possible threats to their personal safety.
In reversal, some states make it harder for people with felony convictions to vote
By: Matt Vasilogambros - August 8, 2023
The year started out strong for advocates trying to make it easier for people with felony convictions to regain their voting rights. In March, the Democratic-led legislatures in Minnesota and New Mexico enacted measures that cleared a pathway for residents serving prison time for felonies to regain their right to vote upon being released. It […]
Cities have ways to curb gun violence; feds are giving them more money
By: Matt Vasilogambros - July 6, 2023
When shots ring out on the South and West sides of Chicago, Sam Castro and his team at the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago race to the scene of the shooting and to the hospital where emergency responders are treating the gunshot victim. Knowing most of the city’s gun violence is caused by a small cluster […]
Drought hits the Midwest, threatening crops and the world’s food supply
By: Matt Vasilogambros - June 26, 2023
Farmers endure a ‘weird’ rainless period at a critical time.
Save your food scraps, save the Earth: More cities and states look to composting
By: Matt Vasilogambros - June 20, 2023
Food waste composting greatly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Republican states arm teachers, fortify buildings in another year of school shootings | Analysis
By: Matt Vasilogambros and Madyson Fitzgerald - June 11, 2023
GOP lawmakers say empowering a quick response, not gun bans, is the key to preventing shootings.
Why Republican-led states keep leaving a group that verifies voter rolls
By: Matt Vasilogambros - May 23, 2023
Until this year, ERIC was seen as one of the least controversial election programs in the country.