Stories for November 6, 2006
San Diego County voters will go to the polls tomorrow. But this year, a record number have already voted by absentee ballot. KPBS Reporter Andrew Phelps says more mail-in ballots means the potential for more glitches.
You may have noticed some campaign ads dont let facts get in the way of a convincing message. But can you trust what those glossy mailers say? Rebecca Tolin sat down with a political science professor from UCSD to sort through the maze of campaign propaganda.
In November, voters in San Diego County will be asked to decide on Prop. A, the ballot measure for a new airport. But San Diego has been grappling with the question of a new airport for decades. Producer Pat Finn explores the history of Lindbergh Field.
An Escondido activist filed criminal charges Monday against a member of the Minutemen. Activist Danny Perez says he ended up in the hospital after a Minuteman spokesman punched him repeatedly at a rally outside Escondido City Hall. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.
San Diego County will be asked whether a commercial airport should be built at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Producer Lee Swanson takes the ballot language apart to find out what it really means.
Of all the local issues voters will decide tomorrow, the one that affects most San Diegans is Prop A - the Airport Initiative. The measure specifically asks whether local officials should work to obtain a part of Marine Corp Air Station Miramar by the year 2020, for a commercial airport. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of this advisory vote is that its asking voters to think years into the future. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
A Lakeside man began a 2,000 mile trek on Saturday to end the war in Iraq, that could take him eight months to complete. Fifty-seven year old Bill Mc Dannell is a Vietnam-era veteran who sold his home to pay for a walk to Washington to petition Congress. He spoke with KPBS Morning News anchor Dwane Brown.
San Diego County seems an unlikely place to find a rainforest. Internationally acclaimed palm specialist and horticulturalist Dr. Mardy Darian talks about the primary rainforest he has spent 45 years cultivating around his home in Vista.
What happened to the embedded journalists? The number of journalists embedded in Iraq is at the lowest point since the beginning of the war. Well talk about the dwindling numbers of imbeds in Iraq, and what it says about the ongoing coverage of the war.
San Diego-based memoirist Debra Ginsberg recently published her first novel called "Blind Submission." She talks about the transition from writing memoirs to novels and details the perils of the publishing world.
Proposition 90 would amend the California Constitution to require government to pay property owners for substantial economic losses resulting from some new laws and rules, and limit government authority to take ownership of private property. A political columnist outlines the arguments on both sides of the debate.
People in San Diego, and across the country, go to the polls tomorrow. Today well run down the biggest races across the country with Ben Shaw from Capitol News Connection during our regular monthly update from Washington.
San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre is expected to call former city manager Jack McGrory to the witness stand, as the second week of the citys pension trial begins. Aguirre hopes to reduce the citys billion dollar pension debt by rolling back benefits. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.