Stories for July 3, 2007
Tonight, we continue our special abortion series. We are focusing on a Supreme Court decision which upheld a ban on a specific abortion procedure dubbed partial birth abortion. Monday, we told you how that decision changed the dynamic of the abortion debate. It legitimized a faction of the anti-abortion movement that believes women are often the victims of abortion. Today, the other side speaks out.
A heat wave is blanketing San Diego. County officials don't want to lose any lives to high temperatures. There are hundreds of places to stay cool this summer.
Devastating Alzheimer's disease afflicts more than 5 million Americans, most of them cared for by relatives. An increasing number of support groups and residential communities are springing up to help in this difficult and stress-filled work. What are the latest developments in preventing, delaying, and treating Alzheimer's and what is available to help the helpers?
Governor Schwarzenegger has tapped a Democrat to replace the recently fired Air Resources Board Chair. The new appointee starts amid upheaval at the agency in charge of overseeing greenhouse gas reductions in California. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
Two people died this morning when their private plane crashed into an electricity transmission tower near McClellan Palomar Airport. The crash knocked out power to more than 1,700 hundred homes and businesses and started a brush fire.
Another insurer in California is under fire for revoking health insurance coverage. The California Department of Insurance says B.C. Life and Health improperly canceled a number of policies in 2004 and 2005. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
A controversial bill to overhaul prison sentences is moving forward in the state legislature despite strong opposition by Republican lawmakers. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox urged labor leaders to make peace with a Tennessee developer today. Gaylord Entertainment is threatening to withdraw its plans for a billion-dollar development on Chula Vista's bay front because of union demands. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.
San Diego County public health officials are urging people to take advantage of cool zones as a July Fourth heatwave continues. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
The July 4th holiday will have many listeners in their backyards, sweating over the grill. There's a lot to consider when grilling meat or vegetables and we'll review techniques from the author of "Mastering the Grill: Owner's Manual for Outdoor Cooking."
President Bush grants clemency to former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby for his role in a CIA leak investigation. These Days legal analyst Dan Eaton places this commutation in historical context. Also, he explains how new laws hitting the books in California on July 1st will affect you.
What exactly is "American identity" and how has it changed throughout this country's history? On the eve of Independence Day, we talk about what it means to be an American and how that identity has evolved over the past two centuries.
Today, we continue our series, Choice and Regret: A Look into the Current Abortion Debate. In part one of our series, we told you about a faction of the anti-abortion movement that believes most women regret their decision to have an abortion. Now, the other side of the story. Joanne Faryon introduces us to a San Diego woman who became pregnant when she was a teenager.