Stories for September 14, 2009
Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to protect millions in federal stimulus dollars from fraud and abuse.
The state legislature has approved a bill that would require insurers that cover cervical cancer treatments and to also pay for a vaccine designed to prevent the disease.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is moving ahead with plans to sign an executive order establishing the most aggressive renewable energy standard in the nation.
Are the Chargers primed to contend for the Super Bowl again this year? What are the lead storylines heading into this NFL season? We speak to North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris about Shawne Merriman, LaDainian Tomlinson, and what it will take for the Chargers to make it to the championship game this season.
How can local and regional governments overcome the massive debts they've been facing lately? Many are turning to the municipal bond market as a way to bring in additional revenue. We'll speak to a former municipal bond trader about how the financial instruments are used, and to discuss what's happening with the bond market right now.
It’s football season and California fans are watching the action on the field and perhaps at the state capitol as well. The State Assembly approved a historic bill that would waive environmental regulations during construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area. However, the bill has been delayed in the Senate. The project raises some questions about environmental protection versus job creation during a recession.
How will a plan to increase employee pension benefits at the Metropolitan Water District affect water rates in San Diego County? We'll speak to MWD Chairman Tim Brick about why employee benefits and water rates are being increased at the same time.
September is Hunger Action Month. We take a look at the current hunger situation in San Diego.
The 2009 California legislative session saw some wins for environmental groups but also some crushing defeats.
New studies show that many people spread swine flu for a week or more after symptoms first appear, and doctors say coughing may be a better sign than fever for telling who is contagious.
San Diego’s older neighborhoods are filled with unique and historic homes. But a local community planning group says too many of these houses are being demolished without any public notice.
Hundreds of doctors, nurses and hospital officials will meet in Sacramento this week to talk about disaster planning. It's the third annual statewide conference on disaster preparedness for hospitals.