Stories for July 14, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.