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Stories for November 7, 2006

Mayor Sanders: The Voters Have Told Us They Want to See Change, Reform

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mayor Sanders spoke to These Days Host Tom Fudge tonight about Propositions B and C, which both have substantial leads in the current election results. (Click the "listen" icon to hear the interview).

DA Bonnie Dumanis Reacts to Prop. 83's Lead

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition 83, also known as Jessica's Law, is receiving broad support on this election night throughout the state. If passed, the measure will increase penalties for sex offenders. These Days Host Tom Fudge spoke to San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis about her reaction to the current results, and received analysis about Prop. 83 from KPBS election night commentators Ruben Navarrette, editorial writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, and Brian Adams, assistant professor of political science at SDSU.

Election Results Show SD Voters Support Mayor's Propositions

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

When Jerry Sanders became mayor of San Diego last year during the breaking storm over San Diego's massive financial problems and political corruption, he pledged to make things right. One idea was to control city expenses and make services more efficient by opening up city services to competition from the private sector. Mayor Sanders left the decision up to voters, and tonight, Proposition C is passing by a large margin.

Aguirre Reacts to Prop. B's Lead

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition B, which seeks voter approval for retirement benefit increases, is currently passing with a marginal percentage. These Days Host Tom Fudge spoke to City Attorney Mike Aguirre about his reaction to this news.

Voters Weigh In On New Electronic Machines

Nov. 7
By Heather Hill and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Despite concerns about the use of over 10,000 new electronic voting machines across the county, voting went smoothly at the County Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill talked with voters about their experiences.

Voter Complaints Isolated, Officials Say

Nov. 7
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego county election officials say voting has gone pretty smoothly today. Problems were isolated, they say.

Voting Machines Open to Mixed Reviews

Nov. 7
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Some San Diego County voters say they concerned about irregularities at local polling places today.

Local Program Aims to Eliminate Lead Hazards in Homes

Nov. 7
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Scientists say lead is the biggest environmental health threat to children. It can cause neurological damage at even low levels. Lead-based paint in older homes is said to be the main source of exposure. A federally-funded local program aims to eliminate lead hazards in the home, and protect children from lead poisoning. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Voters Complain About New Machines

Nov. 7
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County unveiled its new electronic voting system today. And some voters didn’t like it. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Officials Brace for Election Problems

Nov. 7
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The likelihood of a record absentee vote coupled with a new federal law requiring counties to have at least some electronic voting machines has California election officials bracing for bigger and more complicated problems than usual.

YouTube Changing Political Landscape

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

YouTube.com is changing the way politics are played out on a national level. We'll explore what the YouTube revolution means for politics in tonight's Full Focus.

Election Update from Imperial County

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How’s the election going in Imperial County? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Imperial County Registrar of Voters Dolores Provencio about electronic voting machines, voter turnout, and absentee ballots.

Debate over Immigration Has Long History

Nov. 7
By Pat Finn and KPBS Public Broadcasting

When it comes to American attitudes towards immigration, the old truism applies: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Pat Finn takes a look at immigration policy starting with the early colonists and finds some surprising parallels today.

Etiquette Expert Gives Advice

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Peggy Post shares tips on what to do in awkward situations. Her latest of ten books is called "Excuse Me, But I Was Next… The Top 100 Rude, Thoughtless, and Downright Obnoxious Situations - and What to Do About Them."

Election Day at the Polls

Nov. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We go live to KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg at a polling location in Escondido, review voting statistics and get political analyses of the hot issues driving people to the polls this morning.