Stories for May 30, 2008
By chance, as I am writing this, the anchors of the three major networks are on Good Morning America promoting a Stand Up to Cancer Campaign.
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A Federal Judge will rule next week on a suit between Blackwater Worldwide and the City of San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The San Diego Unified School District is facing a potential leadership overhaul. That's because three of the five San Diego school board members are up for reelection next week. One of the seats up for grabs belongs to incumbent Mitz Lee. The vote in this district would be a local referendum on the implementation of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
There's a lot at stake for the San Diego Unified School District next week. That's because three of the district's five school board members are up for reelection. A change in trustees could set the district in a new direction or spark tension with the new superintendent. Sheila Jackson is one of the school trustees up for reelection. Two teachers are vying for her position. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.
California environmental groups want to block the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of emission limits on cars and trucks in Southern California. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
An environmental group wants California to charge oil companies and other corporations a fee for the pollution they generate. The fee is intended to reduce global warming emissions.KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
Students at a San Diego County High School are hoping to win a top prize for their environmental work. And your vote could make a difference. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Next Tuesday, California will hold its second primary election of 2008. The final presidential primaries will also take place on Tuesday, in Montana and South Dakota. The candidates for San Diego Mayor and City Attorney are working hard to convince voters to back their candidacy before next Tuesday. And, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan releases a new book that's highly critical of the Bush administration.
The California State Senate once again rejected a $7 billion bond package to build new medical and mental health care facilities in the state's prisons. As Marianne Russ reports, the move could actually worsen the state's budget problems.
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