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Stories for August 1, 2011

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House Approves Bill To Raise Federal Debt Limit

Aug. 1, 2011
By Npr

The bill now moves to the Senate, which isn't likely to vote on the measure until Tuesday, according to reports.

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Rural Decline And The Endless City

Aug. 1, 2011

The 2010 census tells of the decline of rural America and the birth of the American megalopolis.

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One Book, One San Diego Highlights Three Books This Year

Aug. 1, 2011
By Clare Pister, One Book One San Diego

One Book, One San Diego will feature three books in the 2011-2012 season: Sky of Red Poppies by Zohreh Ghahremani, Moloka'i by Alan Brennert, and Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Man Sentenced For Offering Bounty For Daughter's Beau

Aug. 1, 2011
10 News

A Spring Valley man who put up posters offering a $3,000 "dead or alive" bounty on his daughter's boyfriend, a registered sex offender, was sentenced Monday in an El Cajon courtroom.

Man Accused In 1993 Shooting Deaths Of Sailors To Be Tried As Adult

Aug. 1, 2011
By City News Service

One of two men charged in the shooting deaths of two San Diego-based sailors in Otay Mesa nearly 18 years ago when he was 17 years old is unfit for prosecution in Juvenile Court and will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled today.

SDPD Officer Found Dead

Aug. 1, 2011
By Andrés Barraza, City News Service

SDPD Officer David Hall confirmed dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Can We Afford Smart Growth?

Aug. 1, 2011
By Tom Fudge

Restricting land use is smart growth to some. To others its a sure way to drive up the cost of housing.

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Migraines Big Headache For Science

Aug. 1, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

It's estimated that more than 10-percent of Americans suffer from migraine headaches. A brief survey of the KPBS newsroom came up with at least five chronic migraine sufferers.

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San Diego - On The Road To Recovery Or A Long Road Ahead?

Aug. 1, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

San Diego -- on the road to recovery or a long road ahead? With debt ceiling taking the spotlight locally and nationally, we ask, how is San Diego's economy doing.

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Challenging The State's $150 Fire Fee

Aug. 1, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

Two San Diego County supervisors are asking fellow board members to challenge the state's $150 fire fee on rural properties -- saying it unfairly targets rural property owners in order to make up for the state's inability to balance the budget.

Romney Opposes Debt Deal

Aug. 1, 2011
Associated Press

Mitt Romney said Monday he opposes the compromise to raise the nation's debt ceiling, becoming the second Republican presidential contender to oppose a deal backed by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders in both parties.

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"Eagle Fire" Out In Rural NE San Diego County

Aug. 1, 2011
By KPBS Staff

The large blaze, sparked by an arsonist, cost about $15.4 million to extinguish. One building was lost and 18 firefighters were hurt.

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Navy IDs Sailor Missing From USS Boxer

Aug. 1, 2011
By Beth Ford Roth

The Sailor went missing July 26 from the San Diego-based ship. The Navy called off the search for him three days later.

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House Approves Bill To Raise Federal Debt Limit

Aug. 1, 2011
By Npr and NPR & Wires

The House began to debate the compromise on the floor Monday afternoon. House leaders portrayed the bill as a far-from-perfect first step in changing the debate in Washington about the national debt.

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Ignoring Red-Light Tickets Not Recommended in SD

Aug. 1, 2011
By Marissa Cabrera

There's one L.A. trend not catching on in San Diego. Unlike Los Angeles, paying for a ticket for running a red-light in San Diego is not voluntary.

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Mentally Ill Immigrants Likely To Get Lost In Detention System

Aug. 1, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

There are nearly 40,000 people in immigration detention around the country on any given day. About 15 percent of them suffer from mental illness -- the same percentage seen in the wider prison population. But unlike in federal or state prisons, there's little oversight or regulation of medical treatment in immigrant detention facilities. And that's led to some people being lost in the system.