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Stories for September 9, 2013

Affordable Healthcare Act Outreach

Sept. 9
Fronteras Desk
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The Obamacare web-based health insurance marketplace goes online at the start of October. That's when consumers will finally get to see just how much it's going to cost them to enroll in the various health insurance plans.

San Diego Leaders Rally To Keep Immigration Reform Hopes Alive

Sept. 9
By Jill Replogle
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With Congress back to work, immigration reform advocates are ramping up their efforts to get a bill passed before the end of the year. But debate over the federal deficit and Syria are threatening to push immigration reform to the bottom of the legislative agenda.

Border Technology Contracts Take New Approach

Sept. 9
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PHOENIX -- In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border. The federal government is taking a new approach to awarding these contracts in an effort to avoid past mistakes.

Coastal Commission Appoints Greg Cox, Names Olga Diaz Alternate

Sept. 9
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San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox was appointed today to serve on the California Coastal Commission and Escondido Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz was named his alternate.

North County Cities Seek Regional Identity

Sept. 9
By Alison St John
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The five cities that lie along the Highway 78 corridor in San Diego’s North County are banding together to develop a regional identity to help attract more jobs.

San Diego Leaders Rally To Keep Immigration Reform Hopes Alive

Sept. 9
By Jill Replogle
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San Diego business, labor and faith leaders rally to try and keep immigration reform on the legislative agenda.

Brains On Trial With Alan Alda

Sept. 9
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Using a fictional crime — a convenience store robbery that goes horribly wrong — this two-part program builds a gripping courtroom drama. The program probes the brains of the major participants —defendant, witnesses, jurors, judge — while Alan Alda visits neuroscientists who explore how brains work when they become entangled with the law. The research poses a controversial question: How does our rapidly expanding ability to peer into people’s minds and decode their thoughts and feelings affect trials like this one? Should it?

Constituent Mailbag: A Deluge Of Opposition To Syria Strikes

Sept. 9
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Rep. Jim Himes is willing to vote against the wishes of his constituents. Probably not this time, though.

Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Lyons Valley

Sept. 9
City News Service
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A wildfire blackened hundreds of acres today in rugged, hilly terrain southeast of El Cajon, forcing evacuations of back-country homes and sending a column of thick smoke high into the air.

Brown, Legislative Leaders Reach Prisons Deal

Sept. 9
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California Governor Jerry Brown has announced a deal with Democratic and Republican legislative leaders that responds to the federal court order requiring the state to reduce overcrowding in its prisons.

Moyers & Company: What Are We Doing In Syria?

Sept. 9
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With the probability of American intervention, Syria is everywhere in the news. On this episode of MOYERS & COMPANY, Phil Donahue, filling in for Bill Moyers, speaks with National Public Radio Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos and historian and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich about the possible repercussions of our actions in the Middle East.

Why Younger Women Could Benefit From Mammograms After All

Sept. 9
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Women should get screened for breast cancer in their 40s, a study concludes, because they face a greater risk of death when cancers aren't found early.

Best of Home Post: Ex-Military Dog Gabe, 2012 Hero Dog, Dies (+Video)

Sept. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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Gabe was a retired military working dog and the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award winner. When he passed away earlier this year, it devastated not only his owner, but thousands of dog lovers who'd gotten to know Gabe through his Facebook page. This post originally ran February 13, 2013.

Taking A Stand To Stop Suicide

Sept. 9
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Last year 413 people committed suicide in San Diego County. The Not On My Watch campaign is an effort to educate college students about suicide prevention and support resources available.

Chargers Challenging City's Convention Center Expansion Proposal

Sept. 9
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The Chargers begin their season as San Diegans hear a new proposal for a downtown stadium. The convention center expansion plan is entering its final phase of approvals...but not so fast. The Chargers are once again proposing a new football stadium with additional convention center space.

CHP To Accept Applications This Week

Sept. 9
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After being unable to fill vacancies because of a hiring freeze, the California Highway Patrol is looking for candidates to become new officers.

Charlie Rose: Interview With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Sept. 9
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Charlie Rose has recorded an interview in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which will run in its entirety in a special presentation on PBS. The Charlie Rose interview with Assad will broadcast one night before President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on his plans to respond to the situation in Syria.

Best of Home Post: Dog Won't Leave Fallen Navy SEAL's Side

Sept. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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This story needs very little introduction, because the photograph accompanying it speaks for itself. I will say that this story touched the hearts of more than 125,000 Home Post readers, who shared it on Facebook more than 11,000 times. It captured the attention of major news outlets like Fox News, the New York Times, and Good Morning America. And all because of the love a dog had for his heroic owner - a love that survived death. This post originally ran August 23rd, 2011.

Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Sells For $6 Billion

Sept. 9
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Two large investors -- Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board -- have reached a deal to purchase Neiman Marcus for $6 billion, the companies said Monday. The two buyers will hold equal shares of Neiman, which is based in Dallas.

14 Schools, 1 Plan: Nevada's New Blueprint For ELL Education

Sept. 9
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Nevada schools have the largest percentage of English Language Learners in the country. For the first time, the state has designated funds to go directly towards improving ELL education. The bulk of the money, nearly $40 million, will go to Las Vegas' Clark County School District, the biggest in the state.

Fishermen, Researchers Gather String On Dockside Fish Market Idea

Sept. 9
By Megan Burks
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San Diego was once the tuna capital of the world. Now, researchers and fishermen are trying to bring a bit of that maritime history back with an effort to open dockside fish markets.

Casting Grows Difficult For Play About San Diego, Starring San Diegans

Sept. 9
By Angela Carone
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The La Jolla Playhouse has been working all summer to cast a play about San Diego featuring 100 San Diegans. The cast of non-actors will represent the demographic makeup of the city. Now it's down to the wire and casting the last 25 is getting difficult.

Community Clinics Spreading Awareness About Covered California

Sept. 9
By Kenny Goldberg
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A surprising number of people haven't heard about Covered California, a new online health insurance marketplace. Community clinics are trying to get the word out.

Short Time Frame To Elect New Mayor Presents Challenges For Candidates

Sept. 9
By Erik Anderson
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The clock's ticking on San Diego's special election to chose a new mayor. Candidates have only two months to convince voters to support them.

Investigation Into Filner's Credit Card Use To Continue

Sept. 9
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The San Diego City Council's Audit Committee voted unanimously today to continue with an investigation into whether the administration of former Mayor Bob Filner violated municipal credit card policies.

Trail Life USA, The 'Other' Boy Scouts Of America

Sept. 9
NPR
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A new faith-based group for boys is taking shape, just three months after the Boy Scouts of America decided to change its membership policy to allow gay youth to join.