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Stories for May 9, 2008

Duncan Hunter Redux

May 9
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

In the fall of 1980, then

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

May 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Midnight Movie: The Big Lebowski

May 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

May 9
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State Boosting Firefighting Staff in San Diego County

May 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered CAL FIRE to increase staffing for what's predicted to be a nasty wildfire season. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

College Drug Use Down Sharply Nationwide

May 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Long-term research shows drug use is actually down among young people nationwide. The topic is back in the spotlight after this week bust at San Diego State University. KPBS Reporter Andrew Phelps has more.

Governor Wants Tax Incentives For Film Industry

May 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says California must increase tax incentives to movie and television studios as a way to keep them from moving their productions out of state.

California Preparing for Busy Wildfire Season

May 9
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California is mobilizing its firefighters as the summer wildfire threat escalates. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking the CAL FIRE agency to prepare now for potential wildfires.

SDSU Drug Bust, Firefighting Airplanes, Presidential Race

May 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A large drug bust at San Diego State University that garnered national headlines has drawn praise and protests this week. Also, the County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to lease three firefighting airplanes for this coming fire season. And, is Barack Obama the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee following a primary victory in North Carolina, and a narrow defeat in Indiana?

State Senator Jeff Denham Discusses Recall Campaign

May 9
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Republican State Senator Jeff Denham says it's a big weight off his shoulders that the Senate Democratic Leader is dropping the campaign to recall him from office.

State Republicans Seek to Streamline Government

May 9
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As state lawmakers head into budget season, Republicans are pushing a few ideas they say will streamline government processes.

State's Prison Expansion Plan Faces Another Lawsuit

May 9
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The state's plan to expand prisons is facing another lawsuit. The group called "Californians United for a Responsible Budget" is challenging the state's authority to finance prison projects using "lease revenue bonds". Those do not have to be approved by voters.