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Stories for December 12, 2005

Home computers increase odds of graduating

Dec. 12, 2005
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report finds students who have computers at home are more likely to graduate from high school. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Border Patrol agent convicted of smuggling marijuana

Dec. 12, 2005
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal court judge in San Diego sentenced a former Border Patrol agent to five years in prison and fined him $500,000 today for smuggling marijuana in his patrol vehicle. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Judge ruled border fence O.K.

Dec. 12, 2005
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal judge knocked down the last legal barrier to building the controversial final stretch of border fence between San Diego and Tijuana today. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Aguirre explains law suits to Sanders in closed session

Dec. 12, 2005
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city council is officially on winter recess, but the new mayor and council will hold a special meeting today. As KPBS reporter Alison St John reports, most of the business will happen behind closed doors.

Booming construction causes record revenue

Dec. 12, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The first installment of County property taxes are due today. And San Diego County is expecting a record take. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Poll reports San Diegan's views of political corruption

Dec. 12, 2005
By Micheal Marcotte and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Bribery. Conspiracy. Conflict of Interest. Political corruption has filled the San Diego news this year. A new poll by KPBS and Competitive Edge Research finds more and more San Diegans see an ethical crisis in politics. Michael Marcotte has more: