Stories for May 7, 2008
George W. Bush proved to be more electable than John Kerrey and Al Gore. Bill Clinton was more electable than George H.W. Bush and Bob Dole. I wouldn't call either a great leader. & But they were both electable, and both became two-term presidents.
California-based Kaiser Permanente has launched what it calls the world's largest privately-funded electronic health records system. Kaiser says the medical history of more than eight-and-a-half million members in nine states is now stored electronically. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein gave indications today that her support for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid may be wavering. That's after last night's primary results in Indianaand North Carolina, where Clinton did not score a resounding victory. From Washington Todd Zwillich has more.
San Diego school superintendent Terry Grier says the district may have to close a number of small schools as a result of an $80 million loss in state education funding. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
Two members of Tijuana's Nortec Collective, Bostich and Fussible, have just released a new album called Tijuana Sound Machine. We talk with the band about the album and play some music.
What is the San Diego County Board of Supervisors doing to improve local wildfire preparedness? We speak to KPBS reporter Alison St. John about the supervisors decision to lease three firefighting airplanes for the upcoming wildfire season. We also speak to San Miguel Fire Chief Augie Ghio about the region's long-term firefighting needs.
The outcome of the Democratic primaries in Indiana and North Carolina could reshape the presidential race. We talk about the standing of Clinton and Obama in the delegate count and popular votes and what's ahead. We also take a look at the race in the 52nd Congressional District, in which longtime Rep. Duncan Hunter is not seeking re-election.
Almost 100 people, including about 75 SDSU students, are arrested in a comprehensive, undercover drug sting. The San Diego County District Attorneys chief of narcotics informs us that there may be more arrests in the works.
A controversial plan to build a toll road through San Onofre State Beach Park is in the hands of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Environmental groups want a public hearing in California before the Commerce Secretary makes a decision. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Police say a 12-year-old boy admitted to setting off a homemade bomb at a Mira Mesa middle school today. School is now back in session after an explosion just before school started at Wangenheim Middle School. No one was hurt.
Scientists at UC-San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are using an unmanned aircraft to sample Southern California's air. They're looking to find out what's in our smog and where it comes from. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
As Governor Schwarzenegger was promoting one redistricting measure, the outgoing Speaker of the State Assembly was introducing one of his own. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.
San Diego Democrat Bob Filner says the Veterans Administration is criminally negligent in not responding to the high number of veterans killing themselves. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.
Human cases of a type of tuberculosis associated with cattle are on the rise in San Diego County. UCSD researchers suspect the culprit may be the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products from Mexico. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.
A San Diego middle school is in lockdown as police investigate a report of an explosion inside a trash can at the school.
A California ballot initiative supported by the California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is a step closer to the November ballot. Yesterday, Schwarzenegger and others turned in signatures for a measure to change the way legislative districts are drawn. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.