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Stories for August 4, 2009

Best Toys of Comic-Con 2009

Aug. 4
Aaron McFarland
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Along with all of its other roles, Comic-Con is one of the coolest toy stores in the universe. Here are a few of my favorites from 2009!

San Diego Company Offers Employees Eco-Fair

Aug. 4
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

A San Diego-based company is having an Eco-Fair Wednesday to train employees on sustainable environmental practices.

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill And National Journal

Aug. 4
By Jennifer Robinson
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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed over Wall Street, foreign policy and what it means to be a progressive during the last Democratic presidential candidates' debate before the New Hampshire primary next week. The former secretary of state, who won the Iowa caucuses by a slim margin, accused the Vermont senator of smearing her record by suggesting she was in the pocket of Wall Street because she accepted campaign donations and speaking fees from the financial industry. Sanders, who holds a double-digit lead in New Hampshire, pushed back taking aim at Clinton’s progressive record on a number of issues, including her vote as a senator to authorize the war in Iraq. Gwen Ifill will get answers and analysis from the political reporters covering the 2016 Race for the White House: Robert Costa of The Washington Post; Lisa Lerer of the Associated Press; Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times; and Reid Wilson of Morning Consult.

More DUI Enforcement on On Local Highway

Aug. 4
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

A law enforcement agency in San Diego’s north county is getting a grant to step up DUI enforcement along State Route 76.

Ground Broken on New Cruise Ship Terminal

Aug. 4
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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The Port of San Diego held an official groundbreaking Tuesday for the new Broadway Pier cruise ship terminal in downtown. The chair of the port board maintains the public will have regular access to the pier.

S.D. County Sheriff Gets Stimulus Money to Fight Border Crime

Aug. 4
City News Service

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department received about $5 million in federal economic stimulus funds to hire deputies to fight border-related crime, it was announced today.

San Diego Scientists Find a Cancer-Stopping Enzyme

Aug. 4
By Tom Fudge

San Diego researchers have identified an enzyme that suppresses several cancers, include leukemia. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge tells how they made this dramatic and accidental discovery.

Field Poll: GOP Ethnic Diversity Lagging

Aug. 4
California Capitol Network

Californians who voted back in 1978 look a lot different than the ones who vote today. That’s the gist of a new Field Poll.

Cal Fire's Supertanker Contract Canceled In Budget

Aug. 4
California Capitol Network
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Crews are battling dozens of wildfires around the state this week. But thanks to the recent state budget revision, Cal Fire has one less tool in its arsenal.

What Can You Do to Keep Your Pet Safe During the Summer?

Aug. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Hank Crook

How can you tell if your dog is overheating while on a walk? What can you do to prepare your pet for a long road trip? We speak to a local vet, and a dog trainer about a variety of seasonal pet issues.

Sailor Suspected of Murder Commits Suicide

Aug. 4
City News Service

A sailor who committed suicide in the Camp Pendleton brig while being held on suspicion of murdering a fellow sailor had twice tried to end his life before while in military custody, it was reported today.

The High Cost of Health Care (Part 2)

Aug. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh

The high cost of health care in America is forcing more people away from the medical system. We'll explore why health care costs so much in the U.S. as we continue our series on health care reform.

Legal Update: The National Bar Association Convention

Aug. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh

Where can you meet in one place today the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, Michelle Obama's policy director and the attorney who represented Rosa Parks in the Montgomery Bus Boycott?" Here in San Diego at the annual convention of the National Bar Association.

CA Could Face Lawsuits Over Line-Item Vetoes

Aug. 4
By Alan Ray, Alison St John, Nick Stoffel

California has a budget, but it's balance is precarious and we not have seen the end of deficits. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.

What Can Arts Organizations Learn from Comic-Con? (Part 2)

Aug. 4
By Angela Carone

In Part II of our series "What Can Arts Organizations Learn from Comic-Con?" our panelists discuss Comic-Con's successes in social media and building new audiences. They consider how traditional arts organizations might incorporate these practices.

Are Charter Schools Separate and Unequal?

Aug. 4
By Ana Tintocalis

The San Diego Unified school board will consider whether a Somali charter school should be allowed to expand. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis explains why supporters of that school plan are facing some opposition.