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Stories for December 19, 2008

State Supreme Court Says Good Samaritans Can Be Sued

Dec. 19
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Supreme Court says a person who tries in good faith to help someone in an emergency can be sued if they hurt the person they're trying to help. Critics say the ruling strikes a blow to California's Good Samaritan law. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

San Diego Infrastructure Projects in Jeopardy

Dec. 19
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Elected officials from around San Diego County say if California doesn’t pass a budget soon, it will mean the loss of thousands of jobs in the region. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has the story.

Rebates For Water Conservation

Dec. 19
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County Water Authority is extending its rebate program because of overwhelming response. The rebates are offered to spur water conservation. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Top Stories of 2008

Dec. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This year is coming to an end. 2008 has been an eventful year in our nation, and our region. What are the top stories of the year? We discuss Barack Obama's historic victory in the presidential election. We also discuss the economic problems that are affecting businesses and governments all over the globe. Plus, what were the most significant changes that happened in local government? And, what did we learn about our society from the passage of Proposition 8?

New Developments in Two Major Environmental Controversies

Dec. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Ed Joyce, Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two major environmental decisions affecting San Diego County came down the pike yesterday. Joining us on Morning Edition to explain the rulings is KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce.

With the Clock Ticking Governor Rejects Democratic Budget

Dec. 19
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is soundly rejecting a sweeping package of tax increases and spending cuts put forth by Democratic lawmakers. They approved measures Thursday by simple majority votes to address part of the state's nearly $42-billion budget shortfall. Jenny O'Mara reports.

House of Sleeping Beauties

Dec. 19
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Airport Preparing for Holiday Travel

Dec. 19
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Many people will soon begin their holiday trips this weekend. KPBS reporter Katie Orr found out what you can expect at Lindbergh Field in the days ahead.

Are You Normal? for Holiday Coverage

Dec. 19
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

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Dec. 19
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Dec. 19
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Dec. 19
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting