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Stories for August 28, 2013

Something Was Missing From The March On Washington Anniversary

Aug. 28
NPR

If Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had seen 50 years into the future, he might have been tempted to add "Democrats and Republicans" to the historically antagonistic pairings -- "black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics" -- who, in his "I Have A Dream" speech, would one day hold hands and sing "Free at last."

Steinberg Releases Separate Prison Plan

Aug. 28
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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The president of the California Senate says it's time to settle a long-running court case between the state and inmates over prison conditions.

Brown on MLK March: "Treating Unequals Equally is Not Equality"

Aug. 28
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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The 50th anniversary commemorations of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington aren't limited to the nation's capital. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown and a large group of lawmakers gathered today at the state Capitol to remember the historic day.

Solar Power Advocates Challenge California Bill Regulating Rates

Aug. 28
By Erik Anderson
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Solar power advocates in San Diego are concerned about a bill in the California Assembly that would change the rates utilities pay residents for the solar power they generate.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Wilco

Aug. 28
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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, modern rock band Wilco returns to AUSTIN CITY LIMITS with tunes from its LP "The Whole Love."

San Diego City Council Sets Special Election Date

Aug. 28
City News Service / JAMES R. RIFFEL
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The City Council scheduled a Nov. 19 special election to replace outgoing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Climate Change Presses Forward Despite Warming Hiatus

Aug. 28
By David Wagner
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In recent years, global temperatures have not spiked as much as expected, but that doesn't mean climate change isn't happening. In order to account for this warming hiatus, San Diego researchers trained their sights on cooling in the Pacific Ocean.

Investigation Into Jet Crash Shows Pilot Hit Mountain

Aug. 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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The F-16C crash that killed pilot Capt. James Michael Steel on April 3, 2013 in Afghanistan was caused by his failure to "perceive mountainous terrain in his flight path," according to a new report by the U.S. Air Force.

Fort Hood Gunman Nidal Hasan Sentenced To Death

Aug. 28
NPR

Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death by a military jury. The same jury found Hasan guilty last week of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009. Hasan also wounded more than 30 others in the attack.

Looking For Free Condoms? There's A Health Department App For That

Aug. 28
NPR

Like radio, public health communication is all about figuring out how to connect with the audience.

March On Washington — The Civil Rights Movement In San Diego

Aug. 28
Midday Edition
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On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we take a look at the civil rights movement in San Diego.

City Council Repeals Section Of Recall Code

Aug. 28
By Tarryn Mento
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The city council voted for the repeal of a section of the city's recall code that was modeled off of a state law later ruled unconstitutional.

SCOTT & BAILEY: Season Three

Aug. 28
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Honest, powerful and true to life, SCOTT & BAILEY is a refreshing take on crime drama. Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott are detectives with Manchester Metropolitan Police’s prestigious Murder Investigation Team. Rachel is energetic, impulsive, and bold, while Janet is subtle, reliable and a diplomatic thinker with a wry sense of humor, which makes her the perfect foil for Rachel. For the first time, this series follows one crime story across the eight episodes. Nicola Walker stars in a tale of murder and deception that pushes Scott, Bailey and the team to their limits.

1963 March Inspired Latinos In Civil Rights Fight

Aug. 28
Midday Edition
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Latinos may have been scarce at the March on Washington 50 years ago, but the event helped inspire a new movement.

Camp Pendleton Marines Given Tips On How To Avoid Road Rage (Video)

Aug. 28
By Beth Ford Roth
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Camp Pendleton was the scene of an infamous act of road rage that was captured on video and made national news. Now, Marine Corps Installations West is providing some advice on how troops can avoid road rage.

Behind March On Washington's 'Sunny Reputation' Laid Deep Fear

Aug. 28
NPR

The 1963 March on Washington didn't happen in a vacuum. Many racial demonstrations before that year -- from the Freedom Rides to lunch counter sit-ins -- had been met with horrific violence.

Rains Bring Floods To Fire-Damaged Areas

Aug. 28
By Laurel Morales
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Rains are bringing much needed relief to the drought-stricken region of the Southwest, but is bringing with it the threat further damage.

AZ Senators Remain Optimistic On Immigration Reform

Aug. 28
By Jude Joffe-Block
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In a town hall-style discussion with constituents, Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake share their approach to immigration reform.

Researchers Study Resilient American Indian Elders

Aug. 28
By Laurel Morales

Health researchers at all three universities and one Navajo college in Arizona received $6 million to establish the Center for American Indian Resilience.

San Diego Sports Teams Introduce Fan Code Of Conduct

Aug. 28
By Dwane Brown
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The rules are meant to keep overly rowdy fans in check at San Diego sporting events.

Review: 'Drug War'

Aug. 28
By Beth Accomando
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Johnnie To may be Hong Kong’s best kept secret. His new film “Drug War” is currently playing at AMC Mission Valley. Go before it leaves.

More Same-Sex Marriage Licenses And A Mass Wedding In New Mexico

Aug. 28
Rita Daniels, KUNM
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In what's being called the largest wedding New Mexico has ever seen, same-sex couples gathered in Albuquerque's Civic Plaza on Tuesday after the Bernalillo County Clerk received a court order stating that it was unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses based on gender discrimination.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Resumes Dropping

Aug. 28
City News Service
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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell four-tenths of a cent today to $3.837, one day after recording its first daily increase since July 19.

City Council To Set Special Election Date

Aug. 28
City News Service
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The City Council is scheduled today to set a special election to fill the post of outgoing Mayor Bob Filner, whose resignation becomes official at 5 p.m. Friday.

Council To Consider Police Recruitment, Retention Program

Aug. 28
City News Service
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The City Council is scheduled today to take up a proposed $2 million program to recruit and retain officers in the San Diego Police Department.

Senate, Calif. Governor Clash On Prison Spending

Aug. 28
Associated Press
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Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to deal with a federal court order to lower the state's prison population faces an uncertain future in the state Legislature because of opposition from key members of his own political party.

Calif. Fire Prompts Unhealthy Air Warnings In Nev.

Aug. 28
Associated Press
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The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed buildings and threatened water supplies, electricity and sequoias, it has also unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air quality more than 100 miles away in Nevada.