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Stories for July 14, 2009

Calif. Nursing Board Revamped After Investigation

July 14
Julie Small, California Capitol Network

Governor Schwarzenegger has replaced most members of a state board that monitors 350,000 registered nurses in California. He did so a day after an investigation by the Los Angeles Times and non-profit news organization ProPublica.

Union Wants Term Limits for S.D. Supervisors

July 14
San Diego Week

A local union wants term limits imposed on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. KPBS reporter Katie Orr says a union member filed paperwork today that begins the process of putting term limits on the ballot.

Schwarzenegger, Lawmakers to Meet Again on Budget

July 14
Associated Press

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders planned to meet again to try to agree on a plan to address California's $26.3 billion budget deficit. The Republican governor and the Legislature's top four leaders scheduled a meeting Tuesday afternoon in the governor's office - their first session since meeting for about six hours on Sunday.

El Niño's Potential For Rain Uncertain

July 14
By Ed Joyce

Federal officials predict an El Niño year, which could mean a wet winter for California. What isn't clear is just how much rain the weather pattern will bring.

Study Says Men Have Risky Sex With Tijuana Sex Workers

July 14
By Amy Isackson

A new study finds a large percentage of men who have sex with Tijuana sex workers do not use condoms. As KPBS reporter Amy Isackson explains, the study by University of California San Diego researchers suggests these men's risky behavior can spread HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in Tijuana and San Diego.

SD Sheriff Halts Inmate Visits Due to Swine Flu

July 14
Associated Press

Authorities are temporarily suspending visits to inmates in the San Diego County jail system because more than one-fifth of them have been exposed to swine flu.

Rep. Bob Filner Discusses Top Stories in Congress, 51st District

July 14
These Days

Congressman Bob Filner joins us today to discuss the top issues in the House of Representatives, and the 51st Congressional District. We speak to Filner about health care reform, the national economy, preventing border violence, and veteran's issues.

White House Update: Health Care Reform, Economic Policy

July 14
San Diego Week
These Days

What are the chances that national health care reform will happen this year? What were the highlights from President Barack Obama's recent trip overseas? Why is national confidence in the president's economic plan starting to decrease? We speak to NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley about the top stories in the nation's capitol.

Legal Update: The Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing

July 14
These Days

The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is well underway. Few people are keeping track of this hearing with as much expertise and enthusiasm as These Days Legal Analyst Dan Eaton.

California Struggles for Budget Deal by Friday

July 14
San Diego Week

There's optimism California's $26 billion dollar budget mess could be resolved this week and with good reason. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.

San Diego Port's Maritime Accounting Questioned

July 14
San Diego Week
San Diego Port's Maritime Accounting Questioned Tease photo

The Port of San Diego’s cargo business has lost tens of millions dollars since 1993. And the marine division has sustained larger losses than the port has admitted to the public. Critics say the port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal is partly to blame for the shortfalls.