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Stories for July 13, 2006

Survey: Immigration debate energizing Latinos

July 13
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new survey by the Pew Hispanic Center shows Latinos feel more politically energized and unified following the immigration debate and pro-immigration marches this spring. But there are also concerns. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Proposal bans lobbyists from influencing elected officials

July 13
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Ethics Commission will consider a proposal today that bans registered lobbyists from trying to influence elected officials.

San Diego ranks #1 in green power

July 13
By Stephanie Collins and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The City of San Diego uses more green power than any other local government in the country. The ranking is based on the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power list of businesses and governments that use power from renewable energy sources.

Local superintendent elected as president to State Ed. Board

July 13
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Oceanside Unified School District supports Superintendent Ken Noonan in his new role as president of California's Education Board. He was elected to the post Wednesday. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Who Killed the Electric Car, Road to Guantanamo, and more...

July 13
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Film critics discuss some of the new films in local theatres. Films include "The Road to Guantanamo," "Strangers with Candy," "Who Killed the Electric Car," and "A Scanner Darkly."

How can uninsured Californians reduce prescription drug costs?

July 13
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Why do uninsured consumers pay more for prescription drugs than the federal government? What can uninsured Californians do to reduce the price they pay for their prescriptions? Tom Fudge asks the experts.

CA water demands could skyrocket

July 13
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A report out today predicts that the demand for water in California will skyrocket as homeowners move inland. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps explains.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

July 13
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks with David Coddon, Assistant Arts Editor for the

Howard Dean visits San Diego

July 13
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This weekend Vermont Governor Howard Dean visits San Diego to rally Democrats. Tom Fudge speaks with him before his arrival.