Stories for December 31, 2012
Leaders from both parties in the Senate came together to reach an agreement that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support today that protects 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small business owners from a middle class tax hike. While neither Democrats nor Republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country and the House should pass it without delay.
Jeff Jarvis has had enough of the White House's petition site.
California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego County arrested 61 suspected drunken drivers from Friday evening to 6 a.m. today, three more than the tally for the same pre-holiday period a year ago, the CHP announced today.
In an effort to save money, the county's largest hospice provider closed its 24-bed hospital in Hillcrest and laid off more staff.
The vast majority of the $57.8 million in overtime paid to city of San Diego employees in Fiscal Year 2011 was appropriately earned, but the city could still save some money on the expense, according to a city auditor's report released today.
The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
It's unlikely 2013 will be the year that jetpacks make it big, but the coming year could bring us a host of other new technology trends and products, such as 3-D printers for consumers, smarter smartphones and more connected devices like glasses and cars.
Despite a season-ending victory over the Oakland Raiders, the San Diego Chargers today fired head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, and announced the search for replacements would begin immediately.
New Year's words of wisdom on the pursuit of happiness from the pen of Thomas Jefferson.
KPBS takes a look at the top investigative stories of 2012 with KPBS reporters Joanne Faryon and Amita Sharma.
President Obama "will deliver remarks about the fiscal cliff" at 1:30 p.m. ET, the White House says. We will update this post as he speaks. It isn't known whether he has an announcement to make or will use the event to press Congressional leaders to reach an agreement.
Oh, if only someone could enforce this "edict."
New Year's revelers will have choices aplenty around San Diego tonight as they ring out the old and welcome 2013.
It's a little bit early, but the Tea Party is hitting its sophomore slump.
Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in California. A new law aims to reduce the problem.
Legislation to protect distressed California homeowners will also expedite a process that can lead to foreclosure.
UC San Diego researchers surveyed San Diego voters on their opinions of local candidates and local issues. They found unexpected results.
As 2012 wraps up, here’s the weather forecast for the next 20 years: hotter and drier.
In Mexico, the economy is growing, but that growth isn't happening in a sector that offers hope for returning migrants.
Well, here we are. It's New Year's Eve and with just hours to go before the end of the year and the arrival of the so-called fiscal cliff, Democrats and Republicans in Washington are still trying to strike a deal that heads off automatic increases in taxes, automatic deep spending cuts in a variety of programs and the automatic expiration of some jobless benefits.
The U.S. economy grew at a steady though not very strong pace this year. But Europe slipped back into recession because of the ongoing debt crisis. European leaders took steps to stimulate growth but it wasn't enough to reverse course.