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Stories for February 5, 2008

California Indian Gaming Measures Leading in Early Returns

Feb. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Four Indian gambling measures that would clear the way for even larger casinos and dramatically expand the state's overall gambling industry are leading in early returns.

Secretary of State Reacts to California Voter Complaints

Feb. 5
By Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There were complaints around California Tuesday from non-partisan or “decline to state” voters. And the Secretary of State says it’s time to take a closer look at the election code.

S.D. Democrats React to California Primary Results

Feb. 5
By Joanne Faryon and KPBS Public Broadcasting

I'm at the Eagles Lodge in Hillcrest where San Diego Democrats have gathered to watch election results. Less than two hours after polls closed in California, people here got a good idea of how their state voted. The announcement of a strong Hillary Clinton lead sent many Barack Obama supporters out the door -- taking their Obama signs with them.

Initiative to Secure More Community College Funding Fails

Feb. 5
By Michelle Locke and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A plan to secure more state funding for community colleges failed at the polls Tuesday. Proposition 92 would have lowered community college fees and changed the way state funding is allocated to the huge system - 2.5 million students on 109 campuses.

Super Fat Tuesday!

Feb. 5
By Steven Garrett and Citizen Voices

Happy Super Fat Tuesday! & As Mardi Gras winds down, and the last party revs up in San Diego, I'd like to recount my voting day for you.

Super Lost

Feb. 5
Citizen Voices
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Except while living in Sherman Heights for a year, my polling place for the last few elections has been just down the street in a Methodist Church that used to be a La Jolla train station. & A lovely place to vote & ndash; if you're on their list of registered voters. I wasn't. &

S.D.'s Democratic Party Watching Results from Hillcrest

Feb. 5
By Joanne Faryon and KPBS Public Broadcasting

About 250 people have gathered at the Eagles Lodge in Hillcrest. Tonight, this hall was playing host to San Diego’s Democrats. They’re watching results from local and state polls.

McCain Leading in Early California Primary Returns

Feb. 5
By Michael R. Blood and KPBS Public Broadcasting

John McCain took an early lead over Mitt Romney in California's big-prize presidential primary Tuesday, where the Arizona senator sought to cap a Super Tuesday rout with a win in the nation's most populous state.

Clinton Takes Early Lead in California Democratic Primary

Feb. 5
By Laura Kurtzman and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hillary Rodham Clinton was leading Barack Obama in California's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, according to very early returns.

Whose Beach Is This Anyway?

Feb. 5
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices
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The structure in question is a Lifeguard Service Facility/Garage to be built on the sand in the central part of Coronado Beach. While no one would deprive the lifeguards the necessary support they need to perform their duties, the current proposed location is not in the best interests of beach protection and preservation.

A Super Sex Survey For Your Super Tuesday

Feb. 5
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Playboy has

Citizen Voices

Feb. 5
By Sgarrett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Feb. 5
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Feb. 5
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Feb. 5
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Schwarzenegger Banking on Win for Indian Gambling Measures

Feb. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A yes vote on propositions 94 through 97 would affirm the deals Governor Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers struck last year with four wealthy Southern California Indian tribes.

High Number of Mail-in Ballots Raises Concern of Late Vote Tally

Feb. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A record number of Californians is casting mail-in ballots for today's presidential primary, one factor that is expected to lead to a later-than-normal vote tally.

East County Voters Share Concerns about Economy, War & Immigration,

Feb. 5
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diegans flocked to the polls today in East County with a laundry list of the country's problems on their minds and hope in their hearts. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Campaigners Encouraging College Students to Vote

Feb. 5
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Get-Out-The-Vote campaigners at UC San Diego are encouraging hundreds of students to take time between their classes to head to the polls. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Poll Behavior Marked by Last-Minute Decision-Making

Feb. 5
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

If you're still making up your mind while you're in the voting booth today, you're certainly not alone. But one professor says that type of behavior lends itself to particular campaigns. From Sacramento Jenny O'Mara reports.

San Diego Voters Motivated by Primary's Significance

Feb. 5
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Election officials in San Diego and around California have been predicting record voter turnout on this Super Tuesday. In San Diego county, there were few early rushes to vote. KPBS reporters sampled voters in three different areas, and came away with very similar voter opinions.

Ant ‘Super Colony’ Could Endanger San Diego’s Local Ecology

Feb. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ants play a vital role in nature. But the non-native, aggressive Argentine ant species is threatening the balance of California's ecosystem. We talk with UCSD biologist David Holway about the impact of the Argentine ant and what people can do to keep the population in check.

San Diego Voters Flex Their Political Muscle

Feb. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Super Tuesday is finally here after months of anticipation and preparation. California voters will go to the polls, or mail in their ballots, in what may be the most important election in history. We take the pulse of San Diegans and what they think of the election on Super Tuesday.

UCSD Professor Talks About Her Struggle with Schizophrenia

Feb. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Schizophrenia is a medical illness that affects approximately 2.2 million Americans. A disorder of the brain, the illness causes psychotic episodes of varying duration and severity. In the book “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness,” lawyer and UCSD psychiatry Professor Elyn Saks chronicles her own struggle with schizophrenia. Saks has for years controlled her condition with daily medication and therapy. She is an expert in the field of mental-health law.

City Council to Consider Charging Fee to Collect Recyclables

Feb. 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

All eyes are on the presidential primary race this Super Tuesday. But San Diego city council is already thinking ahead to what will be on the ballot in June and November KPBS reporter Alison St John explains.

San Diego Registrar of Voters Anticipates Sluggish Tally Process

Feb. 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Once the polls close tonight, the paper ballots will be transported to the Registrar of Voter’s office to be tallied. San Diego Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler says the results will take longer to tally than usual.

Super Tuesday Reaches Americans in Mexico

Feb. 5
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Super Tuesday extends south of the border this year. Expatriate voters in Mexico who are registered Democrats can vote online or cast a paper ballot in today's presidential primary. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

The Final Four, Commercials, and a Missing Initiative

Feb. 5
By Steven Garrett and Citizen Voices

So, we're in the Final Four! The Democrats are bringing out Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton; and the Republicans have John McCain and Mitt Romney up for nomination. Of course, it won't be until March that we find out the Libertarian candidate or July for the Green Party candidate, but for now we have at least four candidates.

Citizen Voices

Feb. 5
By Sgarrett and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Clinton or Obama: How To Choose?

Feb. 5
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

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Little Vegas or America & #146;s Finest City?

Feb. 5
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices

A little while back,

Nerdy Obsessions Sweeping The Nation

Feb. 5
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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The Onion's A.V. Club has