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Stories for April 10, 2006

Race to fill Cunningham's seat heats up as Special Election approaches

April 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Special Election for the 50th Congressional District takes place on Tuesday April 11th. Tom Fudge finds out who the candidates are and what issues are leading the agenda.

Addiction to painkillers on the rise in San Diego

April 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Why are addictive painkillers being called the new heroin? Tom Fudge discovers how serious the problem of addiction to painkillers is in San Diego, and what can be done to curb the crisis.

Airport Authority discusses current airport needs

April 10
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County's Airport Authority today looked at what changes need to be made to Lindbergh Field so it can best serve passengers over the next ten years. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Mayor begins laying out budget proposal

April 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders says he plans to sell $500 million in pension obligation bonds over the next two years to plug the pension deficit hole. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Infections linked to heart disease

April 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Scientists say heart disease is caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors. But more researchers link viral and bacterial infections with heart disease and heart failure. We speak with two local heart specialists about the link with infections.

Aguirre requests investigation into wastewater funds

April 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City attorney Mike Aguirre says he will ask the County Grand Jury to expand its investigation into the city's use of water and wastewater enterprise funds to pay for the ongoing investigation by Kroll Incorporated.

Voters head to polls for 50th Congressional District race

April 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego voters living in the 50TH Congressional district vote today on who will complete the unfinished term of convicted congressman Randy Duke Cunningham. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Fifty thousand rally for immigration rights in San Diego

April 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Rallies are expected in more than 120 cities across the United States, drawing more than two million people. Yesterday in San Diego an estimated 50,000 rallied from Balboa Park to the County Administration Building downtown.