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USS Carl Vinson Sailors And Marines Could Earn New Special Pay

Aug. 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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Sailors and Marines serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson on its upcoming deployment could qualify for new special pay under a proposal being considered by Navy and Marine Corps officials.

Effort Begins To Reverse San Diego City Council Override Of Minimum Wage Veto

Aug. 18
Midday Edition
By Claire Trageser
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With the override, San Diego's hourly minimum wage will go from $9 to $9.75 on Jan. 1, but opponents say they are ready to spend the next 30 days collecting signatures to force a referendum and put the increase on hold.

Study: One In Four Military Families Depend On Food Banks (Video)

Aug. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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A new study on hunger in America finds roughly 25 percent of military households need assistance from food banks to feed their families.

SeaWorld To Expand Killer Whale Habitat

Aug. 15
By City News Service and 10News
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SeaWorld made the announcement following its stock plunging in the wake of the documentary "Blackfish."

San Diego County Unemployment Rate Up Slightly From June

Aug. 15
By City News Service

According to state officials, the biggest factor in the unemployment rate increase in San Diego County was a seasonal loss of 9,700 local education jobs. Another 3,100 state education positions were cut, as well.

Roundtable Tackles Iraq Dilemma, Incentives For Businesses, Escondido Golf Course

Aug. 15
Midday Edition
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says no to more boots on the ground in Iraq. Are businesses leaving San Diego for greener tax pastures or do they stick around for the talent and expertise? A developer wants to build houses on a dying Escondido golf course.

USA Discounters Must Refund $350,000 To Military Customers

Aug. 15
By Beth Ford Roth
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USA Discounters must provide refunds to U.S. military troops to the tune of $350,000, after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put a stop to the retail chain's practice of targeting service members with a so-called "fee scam." San Diego County has two USA Discounters locations, both near military bases.

Cost Of California Farming Grows

Aug. 15
Rich Ibarra / Capital Public Radio
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California's farm production costs totaled $36.6 billion in 2013, an 8.6 percent jump from the previous year. Higher rates for feed, labor, improvements and water contributed to the jump.

San Diego Council Takes Up Minimum Wage Veto On Monday

Aug. 14
By Claire Trageser
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The San Diego City Council will consider overriding Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto of the ordinance increasing the minimum wage during a special meeting Monday.

By The Numbers: San Diego County's Haves And Have Nots

Aug. 13
Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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KPBS media partner inewsource wanted to know what part of San Diego County has the highest (and lowest) income inequality. Here's what inewsource's analysis found out.

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