Stories for April 16, 2008
Wednesdays U.S. Supreme Court decision on lethal injection could open the door for California to resume executions. Thats because California uses the same three-drug cocktail the high court upheld in the Kentucky case. The ruling allows a separate death penalty case in California to now move forward.
San Diego County has received a $2 million federal grant to continue providing mental health services to survivors of the October wildfires. The County has been offering special help ever since the disaster. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
U.S. and Mexican officials at the border in Tijuana say a recent travel alert for Mexico should not deter tourists from visiting Tijuana. About 12 million Americans visit Mexico annually. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
School kids at Torrey Pines Elementary in La Jolla huddled around a classroom table today to watch a doctor dissect a cow's eyeball. It was just one of many experiments that took place in honor of Science Discovery Day. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
New research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows fishing regulations intended to help fish are actually contributing to declining and unstable fish populations. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
FM 94.9's Michael Halloran talks about R.E.M., The Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley, Why?, and San Diego's own P.O.D.
California's June primary will have two propositions on the ballot: Prop 98 and Prop 99. Both deal with the issue of property rights and eminent domain, though they differ in their approach and scope. We discuss these propositions with KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner.
A year ago, Tom Fudge was hit by a car while riding his bike to work. What followed was a story of hospitalization and medical recovery that continues to this day. We mark the anniversary of his accident by talking about the love of cycling that many people have, and the difficult and sometimes dangerous relationship that bikers have with the roads of our city that are clearly built for cars.
Most Californians probably filed their taxes by last night's deadline, or at least applied for an extension. Many think Californians are taxed more than people in other states, but John Myers, the Sacramento bureau chief for KQED public radio and "The California Report, begs to differ.
In response to growing greenhouse gas emissions, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law in 2006, the Global Warming Solutions Act. This law requires California's greenhouse gas emissions be reduced to 1990 levels by 2020. It's the first enforceable state-wide program in the United States. It's bound to affect many industries, including businesses small and large. Tami Rogers and Joanne Faryon have the story.
A utility watchdog group says California regulators are unfairly tacking on new fees to utility bills. The latest fee will pay for a $600-million think tank on climate change. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
It seems solar energy takes more green. The San Diego Unified School District has suspended its solar energy efforts because power bills soared after the green initiative.
San Diego's District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has done an about-face, and agreed to prosecute a former San Diego city employee who became a Sunroad executive. The city council refused the mayor's request to hire a special prosecutor. KPBS reporter Alison St John explains.
San Diego County has ended $227,000 in contracts with Escondido's nonprofit St. Clare's Home, which cares for homeless and abuse women with children.
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