Stories for August 15, 2012
Two years after a KPBS/Investigative Newsource investigation posed serious questions about how well the whooping cough vaccine works, new research confirms the vaccine is failing at a higher rate than expected. Troubling news as the country is on track to experience its worst whooping cough epidemic in 50 years. Health officials are looking at recommending a seventh dose of vaccine to control the outbreak.
Under the federal health care law, states have the option of creating a ‘basic health program.’
The nation's largest agribusiness and biotech companies are pouring big money into the fight against the country's first-ever initiative that would require special labels on foods made with genetically modified ingredients, a sign of their determination to keep the proposal from sparking a nationwide movement.
California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off his campaign for tax increases at a Sacramento high school today.
The San Diego Housing Commission announced today it is seeking proposals from social service agencies to participate in a program that is expected to take 150 downtown homeless off the streets by the end of this year.
UC San Diego was ranked 15th overall on a list released today of the top 500 universities in the world, while San Diego State University was also included.
Starting today, young undocumented immigrants in San Diego County are eligible for legal status under a new federal program that allows immigrants who arrived in the United States as children to stay in the country legally for two years. We hear from a local student who is applying and an immigration attorney.