Stories for January 7, 2008
California's budget woes will overshadow the Governor's State of the State address on Tuesday. Legislative leaders say they're gearing up for the issue that will command much of their attention. From Sacramento Jenny O'Mara reports.
A federal judge in San Diego has sentenced a high ranking member of Tijuana's Arellano Felix Drug Cartel to 30 years in prison. He's the last of the group of men U.S. authorities caught on a fishing boat off Baja California about a year and a half ago. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
San Diego city officials are at odds over how to make sure the city's internal auditor is independent. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The new year has brought some changes to trash and recycling in the city of San Diego. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
San Diego County got a whopping amount of rain from the weekend storm. Forecasters were right for the most part, but some predictions were a little off. KPBS Reporter Dwane Brown has more on the rainfall totals.
Republican Presidential Candidate Duncan Hunter lashed out against the media for excluding him from televised debates leading up to tomorrows primary. Sara Sciammacco reports from New Hampshire.
Congressman Bob Filner, representing California's 51st District, talks about the New Hampshire primary and gives his Congressional perspective on the election.
In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to resume the execution of prisoners. Since then, more than 1,000 inmates have been executed. But execution by lethal injection, which is used by 37 of the 38 states which have the death penalty, is now under review by the Supreme Court on grounds that it may violate the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.
Economically, 2007 was the year of the bad housing market. The bubble of high housing prices burst last year, bringing down with it employment numbers, consumer spending and consumer confidence. We talk with two guests about the year in business and economics, and how they were profoundly affected by housing prices. Also, we get the predictions for what to expect in 2008.
The Chargers head into the second round of the NFL playoffs, while the nation's top college football teams battle it out for the BCS National Championship. We analyze the latest news from the sports world with Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton, a local sports radio talk show host and former Chargers play-by-play announcer.
Tens of thousands of Californians were still without power after a series of fierce storms pounded the state over the weekend and toppled nearly 500 miles of power lines.
When the state legislature starts up again today, the flurry of bill introductions will begin. But how do lawmakers come up with ideas for potential new laws? From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara has some answers.
The San Diego City Council will consider a change today that would reduce its billion dollar retiree health care deficit to $700 million. If approved, the city will pay millions more into its retiree health care fund every year. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
San Diego school superintendent Carl Cohn officially stepped down as the district's leader last month. Now the school board faces the daunting challenge of replacing the veteran educator. Many parents and teachers say theyre not sure what to expect. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
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