Stories for February 27, 2009
There may be some argument somewhere that although 50.7 percent of Americans are female, there's no reason that half of our Congress or our state legislatures or even our governors need to be women. Well that argument against a 50-50 split, whatever its rationale, apparently is powerful. On the other hand, the assertion that because women are half the people, they should be half the elected lawmakers has little traction in this nation.
The founder of the UCSD Cancer Center says being overweight makes you more vulnerable to cancer. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge reports.
Federico Fellini's Amarcord gets a theatrical re-release (Janus Films)
A new report by the Pacific Council on International Policy says the United States must actively help Mexico fight drug cartels. The report's author spoke in San Diego today. KPBS Reporter Amy Isacskon has the story.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency today after three years of below-average rain and snowfall. Recent rain and snow haven't made much of a dent in the state's parched reservoirs. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.
San Diego is stepping up its efforts to comply with the American with Disabilities Act. Mayor Jerry Sanders says the citys done a lot, but has more to do to meet federal standards. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.
President Barack Obama laid out his plans for the nation in a primetime speech on Tuesday night. Plus, Mayor Jerry Sanders is hoping to close the city's projected $54 million budget deficit by making cuts to some of the benefits afforded to city workers. And, a citizens taskforce recently met to discuss a possible expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.
The city of San Diego faces an estimated $54-million budget deficit next fiscal year. In Part One of our series with Mayor Jerry Sanders, we ask how he plans to deal with the shortfall.
A coalition of environmental groups say city and county elected officials got passing grades for their votes in 2008. But the city scored higher than the county on the environmental report cards as KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce explains.
The quality of life in your neighborhood has a lot to do with the fiscal health of the city you live in. There are 18 cities in San Diego County and all of them are being hit by the economic downturn.KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on where cities get their money from, and how their revenues are dropping.