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Stories for November 8, 2006

SD County Voters Break From Majority on Abortion Initiative, Other Measures

Nov. 8
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition 85 would require doctors to consult parents before performing a teen abortion. Californians overall rejected that measure but San Diego County voters approved it. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps has more.

San Diegans Vote Against Miramar Airport

Nov. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Airport Initiative, four years in the making, never took off last night. The proposal to negotiate space at Miramar for a future commercial airport failed, with more than 60 percent of San Diego County voters opposed. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Congressman Hunter Reacts to Rumsfeld's Resignation

Nov. 8
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter says it was a mistake for Donald Rumsfeld to resign. But the San Diego lawmaker offered lavish praise for the former defense secretary. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps has more.

Prop. C Passes but May Face Challenge in City Council

Nov. 8
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

On Tuesday, voters approved Proposition C, which would contract out some city services. Mayor Jerry Sanders hopes the passage of the bill will help alleviate some of San Diego’s financial woes. Full Focus reporter Amita Sharma explores what the passage means for City Hall.

Election Results Signal Sweeping Change

Nov. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Gloria Penner talks with a Union-Tribune editor and a political analyst about Tuesday’s election results.

California Infrastructure Bond Passes

Nov. 8
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition 1-D, a $10-billion state school bond, squeaked by with 52 percent of the vote. The bond is part of a larger infrastructure package designed to rebuild California. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Election Reaction: Winners and Losers

Nov. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Today, we look back on yesterday’s election. We’ll talk about the results at the national, state and local level. And we’ll carry a live press conference by President Bush.

Voters Support School Bonds

Nov. 8
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Sweetwater Union High School District will get an influx of money thanks to Proposition O. The $644 million bond was one of three school funding measures that sailed to victory in San Diego County. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Airport Authority Founder Responds to Prop. A’s Defeat

Nov. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Airport Authority met its stated mission – to put the question of where to site a future San Diego airport on the ballot. And the voters responded, voting down the measure at 62 percent to 38 percent. Host Gloria Penner talks with the founder of the Regional Airport Authority about the results and where to go from here.

San Marcos and Chula Vista Elect New Mayors

Nov. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ten mayors were elected last night to cities around San Diego County. Only two incumbents lost their seats to newcomers.

Props. B and C Pass

Nov. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders celebrated the passage of two measures he says will give him tools to cut costs at the city. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

SD's Highways to Benefit from Passage of Infrastructure Bonds

Nov. 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County highways will get some much needed money following the passage of the multi-billion-dollar California infrastructure bond package. Propositions 1A through 1E provide money for schools, roads, levees and housing. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Bilbray Defeats Busby

Nov. 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Republican Brian Bilbray of Carlsbad defeated Democrat Francine Busby by a wide margin in the race for the 50th Congressional District seat. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.