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Stories for December 15, 2005

Traditional Christmas posada takes on a political twist

Dec. 15, 2005
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Immigrants' rights activists gather in Tijuana this evening to re-enact the traditional Christmas posada. Though, this year's event takes on a political note and will be used to protest the House Immigration Bill and the triple border fence. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

GOP divisions halt border security bill

Dec. 15, 2005
By Jill Morrison and KPBS Public Broadcasting

House Republicans efforts to pass a controversial immigration and border security bill stalled Thursday. Jill Morrison caught up with San Diego lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Hospital pricing hard to get, study says

Dec. 15, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report from the California Health Care Foundation shows the uninsured often have a tough time getting a price quote from hospitals. The report is based on information collected from consumers who visited 64 hospitals throughout the state. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Steroid traffickers face federal indictment

Dec. 15, 2005
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego federal grand jury has indicted eight Mexican steroid manufacturers and 23 people on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Report shows preschool has many advantages

Dec. 15, 2005
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report by the non-profit RAND Corporation finds San Diego County would benefit greatly from universal preschool. The study looks at the impact of a high-quality preschool program, available to all four year olds, on California's different counties and regions. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.