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Stories for June 6, 2008

A Feminist for Obama

June 6
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices
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Tuesday night when she said,

Feinstein Offers Home to Clinton, Obama for Private Meeting

June 6
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Hillary Clinton is expected to suspend her presidential campaign this weekend. California's senior senator is doing what she can to close the schism between Clinton and her rival, Barack Obama. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.

Citizen Voices

June 6
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Jellyfish/Meduzot

June 6
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The film opens with Batya (Sarah Adler) and a young man standing in front of a blue sky. The man asks if there's anything she wants to say, something as simple as "Stay." But Batya says nothing. The man leaves and the blue sky (which was actually painted on the side of the moving van) takes off with him. After a moment's pause, Batya cries out, "Stay." This proves a good introduction to the characters of

Man Who Set Brush Fire at Height of San Diego County Fires Sentenced to Prison

June 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A 19-year-old man who set a small brush fire at the height of the San Diego County wildfires last fall has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Marine Charged With Voluntary Manslaughter in Iraqi Deaths

June 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A Marine sniper has been charged at Camp Pendleton with two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the shootings deaths of two civilians in Iraq.

Family of Kidnap Victims Stage Sit-In at Tijuana Government Buildings

June 6
By Amy Isackson
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Family members of people who have been kidnapped in Baja California staged a sit-in at state government buildings in Tijuana and Mexicali on Friday. As KPBS reporter Amy Isackson explains, they’re fed up with how slowly the government is moving to create a special unit to investigate kidnappings.

Assembly Democrats Budget Plan Calls For Billions in New Taxes

June 6
By California Capitol Network, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Assembly Democrats have rolled out their plan for balancing the state's $15 billion budget deficit. And it calls for billions in new taxes. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Lawmakers Consider Mandating Equal Care For Physical/Mental Health

June 6
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California lawmakers are considering a measure that would require health plans to provide the same level of care for mental health disorders as physical ones. Currently, insurers only have to cover severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 6
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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City's Budget Analyst Tapped for State-wide Office

June 6
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego City’s Independent Budget Analyst, Andrea Tevlin, is on the list of possible candidates for the State Legislative Analyst’s job. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 6
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Encinitas Sand Tax May Return in November

June 6
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A ballot measure in Encinitas that was intended to pay for beach sand projects was narrowly rejected by voters this week. But the measure may return in November. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Local Election Results, Eminent Domain, Obama Gets the Nod

June 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Jerry Sanders, Carl Demaio and Jan Goldsmith seemed to be the big local winners in the June 3 primary election. Also, voters were split on the two eminent domain propositions on the statewide ballot, with 98 failing and 99 passing. And, Barack Obama secured the Democratic presidential nomination earlier in the week.

California Water Supplies Face More Challenges

June 6
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Further restrictions on water supplies for the Central Valley and Southern California could result from a court hearing that starts today (Friday) in Fresno.

North County Teens Providing Sex Ed to Peers to Combat Pregnancy

June 6
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The North County cities of Vista and Oceanside have some of the highest teen pregnancy rates in California. In fact, their rates are more than double the state average. For more than 12 years, the Vista Community Clinic has been trying to combat the problem by using teens to provide sex education and outreach. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

The Golden Hall Blues

June 6
By Alison St John and Off Mic
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Of course accuracy is the first order of business in elections. And the new optical scan ballots are better than the old punch card ballots.