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Stories for December 7, 2005

Filner faces ethics question

Dec. 7, 2005
By Chad Pergram and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Another San Diego lawmaker is facing ethics questions just days after Randy Duke Cunningham pleaded guilty to bribery charges. There are now allegations swirling around Democratic Representative Bob Filner. Chad Pergram has more from Capitol Hill.

Tanker crash causes explosion and fire

Dec. 7, 2005
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A trailer truck carrying fuel overturned near the entrance to Qualcomm Stadium Wednesday. The resulting fire sent plumes of thick black smoke hundreds of feet into the air and snarled traffic on nearby roads. No one was injured. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

County raises income limit for free medical services

Dec. 7, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In response to a court order, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has raised the income limit for people to qualify for free medical services. But the party that sued the County over its policy says the new standard still doesn't comply with a judge's ruling. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Study indicates minority schools get novice teachers

Dec. 7, 2005
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report finds schools with predominately African-American and Latino students have very high concentrations of novice teachers. The California-based Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning released the study. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.