Stories for June 11, 2008
San Diego Supervisor Ron Roberts says hes ready to put a parcel tax on the November ballot to pay for more fire protection in the County. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
But even if they do find a solution, are we going to help them out? The gist of the poll results discussed in the article is that the people want to balance the budget by cutting spending that impacts other people. Don't take my money, don't cut my programs.
Blackwater Worldwide may have succeeded in opening its Navy training center in Otay Mesa, but it has not succeeded in quieting its critics. More than 100 opponents turned up for a protest Wednesday. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps was there.
The latest Field Poll shows a vast majority of Californians are strongly opposed to cutting healthcare programs as a means to balancing the state's budget. Yet that's exactly what the governor is proposing. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
San Diego public high schools students are doing poorly on state standardized tests. That's based on a new analysis of high school performance in the district. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
California voters will have at least ten ballot initiatives to consider next November. The latest to qualify is a bond measure for alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
The late Senator Barry Goldwater, Sr. is considered by many as the father of the modern-day conservative movement. How would he feel about American conservatives in today's divisive political climate? We ask his son, Barry Goldwater, Jr., about his father's legacy.
Rattlesnakes are no stranger to San Diego County, but are they increasing in number and getting more venomous? Local experts answer your calls about rattlesnakes.
A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests the federal government's plans to clean up thousands of acres of polluted cropland could repeat the same environmental problem that caused the death or deformation of thousands of birds in the 1980s.
It will probably cost California more money than expected to build a new death row complex at San Quentin State Prison. That's according to a new report by the State Auditor. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
The national average for regular self serve gasoline is now above four dollars. Yesterday crude oil prices were above $137 a barrel. But even with the price of crude coming down from time to time the price of gas and diesel keep going up. The oil markets have gotten so overheated that even Saudi Arabia is talking about an oil summit to find some stability. We're joined on Morning Edition by Phil Flynn, oil trader and analyst with Alaron Trading in Chicago, and an oil consultant with Fox News.
The San Diego Unified School board backed-away from giving new Superintendent Terry Grier extra powers under a revised district policy. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Attorneys from two California counties say the state's medical marijuana law conflicts with federal statutes and should be overturned.
The presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are set following last week's final primary races. We'll take a look at the strategies of the two candidates as they gear up to battle each other for the White House.
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