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Stories for November 3, 2005

Drug industry and consumer advocates battle over Prop 78 and 79

Nov. 3, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The pharmaceutical industry has been locked in a fierce political battle with consumer groups in California, over the best way to provide prescription drug discounts to low-income residents. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Trans county trail supporters unveil new marker

Nov. 3, 2005
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The people putting together San Diego County's first East-West trail marked a milestone today, with the unveiling of the first trail marker in Del Mar. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Voters not thrilled with Gov., special election

Nov. 3, 2005
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new Field Poll shows a majority of Californians would not vote to re-elect Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, in part because he called next week's special election. The governor was in San Diego Thursday to rally support for one of the measures in that election. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Medical Board reforms oversight for bad doctors

Nov. 3, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Medical Board of California is preparing to institute a number of changes designed to improve oversight over doctors. The move is thanks to a new state law, that was prompted by a highly critical report from the University of San Diego. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Border control plans called opportunistic

Nov. 3, 2005
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Critics are blasting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's vow to gain control of the border and Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's border security plan both rolled out this week. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Mayoral candidates debate the issues

Nov. 3, 2005
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's mayoral candidates tackled questions put to them by both reporters and citizens at a two hour forum hosted by KPBS and a consortium of San Diego media last night. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.