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Stories for June 3, 2008

State Senator Hangs on to His Job, After Recall Attempt

June 3
By Marianne Russ & Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A Republican State Senator will hold on to his job, after a recall attempt. Tuesday, more than three-quarters of the voters in Jeff Denham’s Central Valley district rejected the effort to recall him.

Filner Signs on as Obama Super-Delegate

June 3
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Congressman Bob Filner joined the last-minute rush of super-delegates who helped push Obama over the top in clinching the Democratic nomination for president. Filner is a so-called super-delegate who withheld his endorsement until Tuesday night. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps spoke with Filner at Golden Hall on election night.

Crickets

June 3
Citizen Voices
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Scott Peters bugs me and Mike Aguirre is a jerk.

Citizen Voices

June 3
By Sgarrett and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Secretary of State: Election Went Off Without a Hitch

June 3
By Marianne Russ & Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California’s Secretary of State says things went off without a hitch today. Debra Bowen says her office did a full review after some problems were reported during February’s primary election.

Calif Approves Prop 99 to Limit Government Home Seizures

June 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Californians have approved a property rights initiative shielding most homeowners from government seizures.

Incumbent's Son Wins San Diego House Primary

June 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Duncan D. Hunter, the son of longtime San Diego GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter, has won the Republican primary to compete for his father's House seat in November.

Mayor Jerry Sanders Optimistic About Early Lead

June 3
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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KPBS reporter Alison St John talked to Mayor Jerry Sanders tonight about his lead in early election results for the San Diego mayor's race.

Citizen Voices

June 3
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Election Day? Again?

June 3
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices
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There were a few abstentions on my ballot, and even after putting & the ballot & in the official yellow envelope and taking it down to the firestation to be counted, I had some lingering doubts about why we're going through this again.

Early Results Show Jan Goldsmith Leading Race for S.D. City Attorney

June 3
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Early absentee returns show Superior Court Judge Jan Goldsmith is leading tonight over incumbent City Attorney Michael Aguirre.

Jerry Sanders Takes Early Lead in Race for S.D. Mayor

June 3
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Mayor Jerry Sanders has an early lead tonight in his bid for reelection against challenger Steve Francis in the race for San Diego mayor.

Voting in City Heights, District 3

June 3
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices
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Walking to the local precinct this morning, my husband and I took in the early hours of our bustling suburban neighborhood. Where we live, there are two main neighborhoods within walking distance. One direction heads toward the very fashionable, fun and well-manicured homes surrounding Adams Avenue. The other direction heads toward the mostly working-class and urban City Heights area, where our voting precinct was assigned.

Citizen Voices

June 3
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Baja Police Officer Seeks Asylum in San Diego

June 3
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A Baja California State Police Investigator is seeking asylum in San Diego. Mexican law enforcement officials say the officer is under investigation in connection with a drug cartel in Tijuana shootout that claimed 14 lives. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Citizen Voices

June 3
By Alma Sove and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Bush Vows to Veto Senate Global Warming Bill

June 3
By Capitol News Connection, Todd Zwillich and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Supporters are making their case for sweeping climate change legislation on the Senate floor. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the bill would transform the U.S. into a green economy. Todd Zwillich has more.

Governor's Medi-Cal Cost-Cutting Plan Could Disrupt Benefits For Poor

June 3
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Governor Schwarzenegger says the state can save money on the Medi-Cal program by making recipients prove their eligibility four times a year. Advocacy groups say that would cause many low-income Californians to lose their health benefits. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Turnout Light in California Primary Election

June 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Election officials are reporting a slow turnout in today’s low-key primary.

New Fire Engines For San Diego

June 3
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Five fire departments in San Diego and Riverside Counties have some new gear to help fight fires.

Legal Update: Gay Marriage, Girl Tried As Adult, Bird Rock Bandits, New Cell Phone Law

June 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The California Supreme Court strikes down state laws limiting marriage to unions between those of the opposite sex as unconstitutional, a judge drops gang-related allegations against the so-called "Bird Rock Bandits," a 14-year-old Scripps Ranch girl will be tried as an adult in the murder of her mother, and a new cell phone law makes it illegal to drive without a hands-free device.

San Diego County Registrar Deborah Seiler Reports Election Day Progress

June 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The June 3rd Primary Election is here. How is everything going this morning? San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler gives us a live update.

Anyone And Everyone

June 3
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"Anyone and Everyone" tells the stories of families from Utah to North Carolina and Wyoming to New York, all connected by a common thread — a gay child. This poignant and often heartbreaking documentary by first-time filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz (also the parent of a gay son) reveals a family’s struggle and desire to accept a child’s sexual orientation.

Using an MRI to Detect Lies

June 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What if there was a way to accurately detect if a person is telling the truth or lying? Right now, scientists and entrepreneurs are investing their time and money in to learning how MRI machines can be used to detect changes in the brain that indicate if a person is lying. Although the polygraph has been used for years as a tool to identify deception, it is widely considered unreliable among the scientific community. Host Tom Fudge speaks to an entrepreneur, a lawyer, and an ethicist about the implications of using neuroscientific technology to detect lies.

Two San Diego County Residents Build ‘Green’ Homes

June 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Green construction is hot in architectural circles. But what is it? We'll hear from two local residents who built green homes in very different parts of the county: one in Point Loma and one in Lakeside. We'll find out what makes their homes environmentally friendly, and we'll ask whether "green" design concepts are really anything new.

Senator Barbara Boxer Leads the Debate on Global Warming Legislation

June 3
By Todd Zwillich and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Senate debate on sweeping global warming legislation is officially underway. California's Barbara Boxer is leading the debate for the bill's supporters in arguments that are expected to take at least the rest of this week. From Washington, Todd Zwillich has more.

Political Consultant Leo McElroy Discusses California's Prison Problem

June 3
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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There are 170,000 people in prison in California. There are too few resources for them and not enough medical services. Federal courts have ordered the state to reduce overcrowding. But, last Friday, all parties rejected a plan that would gradually release 40,000 inmates over 4 years. We're joined Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

Morning Edition Speaks with Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler

June 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Morning Edition hosts Dwane Brown and Maureen Cavanaugh discuss the important issues facing San Diego voters with Registrar of Voters for San Diego County, Deborah Seiler.

Nominate '08

June 3
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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As a film critic, I get sent a lot of promotional items and I see a lot of promotional items that get handed out at screenings. There have been the occasional brilliant ones such as the

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 3
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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