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Stories for January 24, 2012

Marine To Serve No Jail Time For Iraq Killings

Jan. 24
KPBS News and Associated Press
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The lone Marine to face sentencing for the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqis walked away with no jail time on Tuesday after defending his squad's storming of homes in the city of Haditha as a necessary act "to keep the rest of my Marines alive."

Obama Outlines Vision, Declaring 'America Is Back'

Jan. 24
Alan Greenblatt, NPR
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The president's State of the Union address offered specific proposals for boosting manufacturing and creating more jobs. He also laid out an optimistic vision of the nation's role in the world. In the GOP response, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Obama had made the economy worse.

Foreclosure Activity Falls In San Diego

Jan. 24
By Erik Anderson

The number of California homes going into foreclosure dipped in the last quarter of 2011. Lender policies and shifting market conditions get the credit.

Concern Raised About Calif. Nuke Plants And Water Supply

Jan. 24
By Ed Joyce
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Two groups have issued a report which raises concerns about California's two nuclear plants and drinking water.

San Marcos Girl Who Was Reported Missing Has Been Found

Jan. 24
10 News

A young girl reported missing after not arriving at her San Marcos school Tuesday morning was found safe, according to authorities.

San Diego Trends: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Jan. 24
Midday Edition

San Diego's annual report card is out and some areas such as transportation and waste get low marks. Today's release of the 2012 Quality of Life report is out we'll find out where the region is doing well and where it needs improvement

What Happens To Kids When A Parent Is Seriously Ill?

Jan. 24
Midday Edition
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When a parent becomes seriously ill, is it best to keep the children in the dark or let them know what's going on? The authors of "How To Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness" talk about how to deal with the fear and sadness.

Neighbors Hold Community Meetings Over Arson Concerns

Jan. 24
By Marissa Cabrera

A string of arson fires in a San Diego neighborhood has residents worried. They plan to hold a series of emergency meetings to address their concerns.

Hundreds Of Items To Enter Mexico Border Areas Duty-Free

Jan. 24
By Jill Replogle
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As of Tuesday, consumers in Tijuana and other Baja California border cities may see a price drop for many consumer items. It is designed to entice them to stop crossing into the U.S. to shop.

Carl Luna Handicaps San Diego Mayoral Election

Jan. 24
By Tom Fudge
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Political scientist Carl Luna says San Diego voters are looking for a mayor with a vision, who is interested in doing more than pinching pennies.

Great White Shark App Reveals Where Top Predator Is Lurking

Jan. 24
By Susan Murphy
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Are you worried about great white sharks at your favorite San Diego beach? A new smartphone app reveals where some of the ocean’s top predators are lurking.

San Diego School Board Hears More Grim Budget News

Jan. 24
By Kyla Calvert and City News Service
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The San Diego Unified School District budget for the next fiscal year will suffer whether or not Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposals are passed by voters, according to a presentation to be given to the Board of Education today.

Is The State Of The Union Address Obsolete?

Jan. 24
Linton Weeks, NPR
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The annual speech, which President Obama is set to give Tuesday night, provides an opportunity to put current events in calm, codifiable context.

Ship Tragedy Off Italy Not Good News For Cruise Industry

Jan. 24
Helen Hawes
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Last week's sinking of the Costa Concordia was the latest bad news for Southern California's sinking cruise-ship industry.

San Diego Companies Make Best Places To Work List

Jan. 24
By Erik Anderson
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A couple of San Diego's major employers are being recognized by a spot on Fortune Magazine's list of the 100 best companies to work for.

Redevelopment Leaves A Mixed Legacy In San Diego

Jan. 24
By Katie Orr
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Redevelopment advocates are bemoaning a recent court decision that eliminated such agencies throughout the state. But while redevelopment worked in some areas of San Diego, it wasn’t successful across the board.