Stories for January 11, 2006
Closing arguments are scheduled to begin tomorrow in the preliminary hearing in the state's corruption case against six former trustees of San Diego's pension board. The six are accused of breaking conflict-of-interest laws. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Host Tom Fudge speaks with two university professors about the internal dynamics of terrorist organizations, why people join, and the economics that drive it.
Ben Hueso is clear winner in District 8, but Kevin Faulconer only has a 544 vote lead over Lorena Gonzalez with 2,500 absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted.
The San Diego Union Tribune is the largest collector and processor of news in San Diego. Host Tom Fudge asks about the impact of having only one big paper in a city of our size?
While one candidate won himself a San Diego city council seat with a wide margin in yesterday's District 8 election, the District 2 election, which includes downtown, was much tighter. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego is requesting that the Sheriff's Department hurry up with the external audit it called for last August. The audit will examine the marked increase in fatal shootings by Sheriff's deputies in 2005. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.
The majority of community colleges in San Diego County receive less than the state average for funding per student. But local education officials hope to change that. For the first time, state lawmakers will hold a hearing tomorrow to tackle the issue. KPBS reporter Beth Ford has more.
Since September 11th the United States has mobilized over hundreds of thousands of Reservists. Host Tom Fudge asks about the impact of relying on the Reserves as heavily as the military does.