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Roundtable: Tackling Meth, Transportation And Chargers Stadium

July 1, 2016
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn
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Every large metropolitan area has large problems. Three of San Diego's: methamphetamine, transportation, and the proposed new Chargers stadium.

Border Agency Clears Employees In 4 Shooting Incidents

June 30, 2016
By Associated Press
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection found that employees acted properly when they fired guns in four incidents dating back to 2012 — including an incident involving a vessel collision off the coast of Solana Beach that resulted in a woman's fatal drowning.

Treating Meth Addiction In San Diego County

June 29, 2016
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke
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Meth-related deaths in the county spiked 67 percent from 2010 to 2014, according to the San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force. KPBS Midday Edition discusses treating addiction with a local alcohol and drug treatment center.

Imperial County May Hold Answers For Relatives Of Missing Mexicans

June 28, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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An immigrant rights group in San Diego is pushing for DNA sampling of hundreds of unidentified migrants buried in Imperial County.

Meth's Impact Goes Beyond Addiction In San Diego County

June 28, 2016
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
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More meth is coming across the border into San Diego County from "super labs" in Mexico. It's cheaper and more potent than it used to be, and the consequences go far beyond addiction.

San Diego: Addicted To Meth

June 27, 2016
By Kenny Goldberg
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The methamphetamine that’s being sold on the street is extremely potent, highly addictive and cheaper than ever. That dangerous combination means meth is sending more people to our emergency rooms, jails and morgue.

Dismembered Central American Migrants Ask For Change In U.S. Strategy

June 20, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Four dismembered Honduran migrants are in San Diego raising awareness about the dangers of migrating through Mexico.

Activists Investigate US Role In Mexico's Human Rights Abuses

June 14, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Human rights activists from San Diego and other cities have embarked on a fact-finding mission in Mexico to show how U.S. policies, military aid and arms sales contribute to human rights violations.

Preliminary Results For Tijuana's Mayoral Election Show Close Race

June 6, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Three of 12 candidates for Tijuana mayor each have between 22 and 23 percent of the vote, with Juan Manuel Gastelum of the National Action Party in the lead, preliminary results show.

Mexico OKs Extradition Of Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman To U.S.

May 20, 2016
By Associated Press
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Guzman faces charges from seven U.S. federal prosecutors including in San Diego, Chicago, New York and Miami.

Feds Give Scathing Review Of Calexico Police

May 18, 2016
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero
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The U.S. Justice Department found a lack of basic controls and oversight of criminal investigations, unstable leadership and other red flags.

Report: Homicides Up In Mexico For First Time Since Peña Nieto Took Office

April 25, 2016
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
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Homicides in Mexico jumped 8 percent from 2014 to 2015 after three years of decline, according to a new report from the University of San Diego.

Another Otay Mesa Drug Tunnel Discovered

April 20, 2016
By City News Service
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The drug-smuggling tunnel is believed to be the longest one found underneath the U.S.-Mexico line in California — a nearly half-mile passage between Otay Mesa and Tijuana outfitted with lights, a ventilation system and an elevator.

Border Agents Uncover Third Tunnel In El Centro Sector In A Year

April 15, 2016
By Gina Diamante
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The 142-foot long tunnel was discovered by a Border Patrol agent on routine patrol.

Cross-Border Tunnel Ran More Than 400 Yards

March 23, 2016
By Associated Press
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Prosecutors say drug traffickers finished building the Calexico house in December and began smuggling drugs there last month under law enforcement surveillance.

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