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Stories for August 22, 2008

Obama Picks Biden for VP Running Mate

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware is Barack Obama's pick as vice presidential running mate, The Associated Press has learned.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Aug. 22
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Who Does Rick Warren Represent?

Aug. 22
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

I tried to watch with an open mind as first Obama, and then McCain subjected themselves to Pastor Rick's questions. If there was a good outcome, at least Obama's declaration of faith, honed in years of attending a Baptist Church, should lay to rest any discussion of his being a Muslim. & Aside from that, I could see no real value in the remaining hour and 45 minutes of the show. Basically Obama gave complex and philosophical answers to complex issues and McCain generally gave short, knee jerk but semi-effective sound bite answers to complex issues. &

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 22
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Boy A

Aug. 22
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Citizen Voices

Aug. 22
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Carlsbad Desalination Project Gets Approval

Aug. 22
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The State Lands Commission today voted 3-to-nothing to approve a lease of state property for a desalination plant in Carlsbad. It's the last major regulatory hurdle the project had to clear before construction could start. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Immigration Agency Scraps Self-Deportation Program, Vows More Enforcement

Aug. 22
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal officials say raids are better for arresting illegal immigrants who've ignored deportation orders than inviting people to surrender. Federal officials will not continue their three-week pilot program that tried to entice illegal immigrants to turn themselves in. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Mexican Authorites Arrest Alleged Arellano Felix Drug Cartel Killer

Aug. 22
By Amy Isackson

Federal authorities in Mexico say they arrested a top ranking member of the Arellano Felix drug cartel at a casino in Tijuana early this morning. The man has strong ties to San Diego's Barrio Logan neighborhood. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

CCDC to Review Downtown Development Contracts

Aug. 22
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's downtown development corporation, CCDC, will review downtown development agreements, to see if they are threatened by financial conflicts of interest. The corporation will also review its ethics procedures. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 22
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Presidential Race, SEDC and CCDC Latest, State Budget

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The race for president is amping up again with the Democratic National Convention in Denver next week. Plus, San Diego two's redevelopment agencies, SEDC and CCDC, are both in the midst of controversy following revelations of improper behavior by their leaders. And, the state budget battle is really starting to take a toll on lawmakers in Sacramento.

Six Do Not Wait For Seven

Aug. 22
By Kathi Diamant and KPBS Commentaries

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KPBS Commentaries

Aug. 22
By Kdiamant and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Firefighters and Volunteers are Spreading the Word About Fire Safety

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Miguel Fire District is getting the word out about fire safety this weekend.

SD Olympic Softball Player Disappointed by IOC's Decision

Aug. 22
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The only game the US Women's softball team ever lost in the Olympics may be the last one they ever play. The team's 3-1 gold medal loss to Japan in Beijing ended the team's undefeated Olympic streak.

Some Disappointed with State's Effort to Create Renewable Energy

Aug. 22
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Some advocates for renewable energy are disappointed with the state's efforts this year when it comes to creating renewable energy plants.

State Agency Considers Carlsbad Desalination Plant

Aug. 22
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The State Lands Commission today considers granting a lease of state property to a company that wants to build a desalination plant in Carlsbad. It's one of the last regulatory hurdles the project must clear before construction could start. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.