Stories for January 26, 2010
A new study by the California Immigrant Policy Center finds that immigrants generate about 25 percent of San Diego County's gross domestic product.
This episode takes viewers to the surreal desert landscape of Death Valley and the Furnace Creek Inn, a historic four-diamond hotel that rises from the red rock like a shimmering oasis. In the lush Pacific Northwest, Lake Quinault Lodge nestles in the heart of the Olympic National Forest, delighting guests with such old-fashioned pleasures as a hike in the woods or a game of chess by the fire. It’s a step back in time at Wallowa Lake Lodge, where every item has been lovingly restored to its original 1920s condition. Finally, visitors can pay their respects to Pele the goddess of fire at the historic Volcano House in Hawaii’s thrilling Volcanoes National Park.
In the first of four primetime specials that examine some of the country's defining moments, noted broadcaster Tavis Smiley accompanies Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a diplomatic mission abroad, to meetings on Capitol Hill and within the State Department itself, to give the American public a candid and incisive view of the inner workings of U.S. diplomacy and international relations.
San Diego City Council will vote Tuesday on a $3 million contract to manage a water recycling demonstration project.
San Diego County's chief administrative officer and Supervisor Greg Cox both warned Tuesday that state budget proposals would again put a squeeze on local programs in the next fiscal year.
Human genome mapping expert Craig Venter sails the world's oceans to discover an abundance of genetic diversity.
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan push on, we'll hear from Army General H.R. McMaster about the moral and psychological preparations for combat.
The United States Supreme Court recently made a ruling that could have a major impact on the nation's campaign finance laws. These Days legal analyst Dan Eaton join us today to explain the court's decision, and how it could impact elections in the future.
What's the role of a city's downtown? We'll look at the evolving nature of downtown San Diego and what role the government plays in shaping it.
There’s been lots of speculation about what Governor Schwarzenegger will do after he leaves office at the end of the year. Though he’s still not giving any hints, he did tell the Sacramento Press Club on Monday that he’s gotten suggestions from a lot of people.
Facing voter anger over mounting budget deficits, President Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011, administration officials said Monday. Separately, Obama unveiled plans to help a middle class "under assault" pay its bills, save for retirement and care for kids and aging parents.
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research has been renamed the Sanford-Burnham institute. This follows a $50 million gift from South Dakota banker Denny Sanford.
Obesity may be America's number one health problem. Yet doctors who specialize in weight management say most physicians know very little about treating obesity, especially now that treatments have become more sophisticated.