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Stories for November 3, 2006

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 3, 2006
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Reporters Discuss Tuesday’s Election

Nov. 3, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guest host Steve Walker talks with reporters about politics as San Diegans gear up for next week’s midterm election.

Election Special: KPBS Voter Guide to Propositions

Nov. 3, 2006
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Grab your voter information guide, and let the KPBS News team do the heavy lifting for you. KPBS' Dwane Brown hosts an hour-long review of key state and local propositions on the November 7th ballot.

High School Drop-Out Rates Down

Nov. 3, 2006
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Fewer teenagers are dropping out of school since the California High School Exam was established. That’s one of the findings in an independent report about how the test is used and its impact on students. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Escondido Sued Over Landlord Ordinance

Nov. 3, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A coalition of civil rights organizations sued the City of Escondido today charging a new housing ordinance there is unconstitutional and illegal under state and federal law. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Gas Price Decline Continues

Nov. 3, 2006
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Gas prices in Southern California continue to fall from their record highs back in May. The Automobile Club says gas prices have dropped every week for the past three months. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Statewide and Local Propositions Debated

Nov. 3, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

As the election nears, voters will face a barrage of state and local propositions. The public will decide on new taxes for cigarettes and California oil. Also, they will make decisions regulating campaign finance and local political reform.