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Roundtable: Homeless Count, Government Shutdown, Marines United, Se...

Roundtable: Homeless Count, Government Shutdown, Marines United, Secret Service

April 28
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

There are more homeless in the county this year. Now you see a government shutdown, now you don't. The Marines United scandal is hanging on like a bad cold. And a retired Marine general takes over the Secret Service.

Azano's Lawyer Wants New Trial In Campaign Corruption Case Citing P...

Azano's Lawyer Wants New Trial In Campaign Corruption Case Citing Prior Defense Incompetence

April 20
By Amita Sharma

Defense lawyer Knut Johnson said Jose Susumo Azano Matsura's previous attorney never used the only defense available, which was that the businessman was ignorant of U.S. campaign law.

Can Post-2016 Politics Become More Respectful?

Can Post-2016 Politics Become More Respectful?

April 17
By Alison St John, Michael Lipkin

Experts say the 2016 presidential election was one of the nastiest in modern American politics. Rude tweets and name-calling have become standard ways to simply dismiss political opponents without engaging in a substantive debate.

California Elections Head Pushes For Earlier Primary

California Elections Head Pushes For Earlier Primary

April 12
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

A bill in the California Legislature would move the date of the state’s presidential primary elections. Last year’s vote came with the Republican and Democratic nominees already essentially decided.

Orange County-Based Law Firm Tops SANDAG Investigation List

Orange County-Based Law Firm Tops SANDAG Investigation List

April 10
By Andrew Bowen

The law firm Hueston Hennigan LLP, based in Newport Beach, has emerged as the preferred candidate to conduct an investigation into the San Diego Association of Governments and a scandal related to the agency's failed tax measure.

Seven Firms Competing For SANDAG Investigation Contract

Seven Firms Competing For SANDAG Investigation Contract

March 28
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Association of Governments is still grappling with the fallout from its overly-optimistic revenue projections for a failed tax measure last year. Now, a small group of elected officials are sorting through seven proposals by outside firms to investigate the scandal.

San Diego Congressional Reps Hold Town Halls

San Diego Congressional Reps Hold Town Halls

March 11
By Alison St John, Gina Diamante, Kenny Goldberg

Republicans Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis, all held town hall meetings on Saturday.

On Heels Of Measure K, San Diego Republicans Look To Change School ...

On Heels Of Measure K, San Diego Republicans Look To Change School Board Elections

March 6
By Megan Burks

Republicans on the San Diego City Council are pushing for a 2018 ballot measure that would impose term limits on San Diego Unified School Board trustees and change the way they are elected to office.

As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

As San Diego Named Coast Guard City, Rep. Duncan Hunter A No Show

Feb. 23
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Two members of the region's congressional delegation were supposed to appear Thursday for the designation of San Diego as the nation's second largest Coast Guard City.

Congressman Scott Peters Discusses Current Political Climate In DC

Congressman Scott Peters Discusses Current Political Climate In DC

Feb. 22
By Erik Anderson

Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, is dealing with an unprecedented political environment in Washington. The third term Democrat represents the 52nd district in San Diego and he’s home during the congressional recess.

Roundtable: Dam Trouble, Labor Union Difficulties, Carlsbad's Power...

Roundtable: Dam Trouble, Labor Union Difficulties, Carlsbad's Power Plans

Feb. 17
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Was the near-disaster in Oroville a result of negligence? Some express concern about Sweetwater Dam here. Local labor leader Mickey Kasparian is sued for harassment and retaliation. Is Carlsbad getting a power plant that's unnecessary and obsolete?

Rep. Hunter Says He Will Not Seek Federal Funding For 'Sanctuaries'

Rep. Hunter Says He Will Not Seek Federal Funding For 'Sanctuaries'

Feb. 9
By Elma Gonzalez

Rep. Duncan Hunter announced that for Fiscal Year 2018, he will not submit any federal funding requests on behalf of "sanctuaries."

Progressive Groups Aim To Resist Trump Policies With Tea Party Tact...

Progressive Groups Aim To Resist Trump Policies With Tea Party Tactics

Feb. 8
By Steve Walsh

San Diego organizers gathered in front of the offices of U.S. senators and members of congress to lay out a progressive alternative to the Trump policies they oppose.

Mexican Breadwinners Fear Paying For Trump's Border Wall

Mexican Breadwinners Fear Paying For Trump's Border Wall

Feb. 8
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump has threatened to force Mexico to pay for his border wall by targeting money transfers into Mexico, or remittances. This would affect U.S. citizens as well as Mexicans.

County Supervisor Stresses Serving Seniors In Annual Address

County Supervisor Stresses Serving Seniors In Annual Address

Feb. 1
By Alison St John, City News Service

Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob outlined seven ways Wednesday to better serve the public in the annual "State of the County" address, including improving streets, building parks, tackling the pension problem, serving seniors, increasing technology, maintaining public safety and building bonds in the community.

"Dear President Trump:" Southern Californians Share Their Hopes

"Dear President Trump:" Southern Californians Share Their Hopes

Jan. 26
Mary Plummer / KPCC

Listen to five Southern Californians with different political perspectives share their thoughts as Donald Trump becomes the country's 45th president.

Transcript And Analysis: Gov. Brown's State Of The State Address

Transcript And Analysis: Gov. Brown's State Of The State Address

Jan. 24
By KPCC, KQED and Capital Public Radio

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the annual State of the State address Tuesday to a joint session of the California Legislature.

Trump Opponents, Supporters Hold San Diego Rallies

Trump Opponents, Supporters Hold San Diego Rallies

Jan. 19
By City News Service, KPBS

Opponents of President-elect Donald Trump are scheduled to hold three rallies in San Diego Friday, the day the billionaire real estate magnate is sworn-in to office. Others waived flags and toasted to the new president.

Live Blog: Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President

Live Blog: Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th President

Jan. 20
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and setting off protests across the nation.

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Momentum Builds For San Diego Women's March

Jan. 19
By Kenny Goldberg

Organizers expect more than 22,000 people at the San Diego Women's March on Saturday.

San Diego Councilman David Alvarez Running For County Supervisor

San Diego Councilman David Alvarez Running For County Supervisor

Jan. 18
By Claire Trageser

On Tuesday night, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez announced he's running for San Diego County's Board of Supervisors in the District 1 seat.

Rev. William Barber On The New Civil Rights Movement

Rev. William Barber On The New Civil Rights Movement

Jan. 16
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Rev. Barber, president of North Carolina's NAACP, was the keynote speaker at the 29th annual All People's Breakfast celebration in Balboa Park to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

California Only State To Approve Higher Tobacco Taxes On Election Day

California Only State To Approve Higher Tobacco Taxes On Election Day

Jan. 11
By Kenny Goldberg

Four states had measures to raise tobacco taxes on the November ballot, but only California’s Proposition 56 prevailed.

Despite Opposition, County Supervisors Vote To Increase Their Salaries

Despite Opposition, County Supervisors Vote To Increase Their Salaries

Jan. 10
By Alison St John, City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase their own salaries by more than $19,000 each year, despite public comment by about two dozen opponents.

Kristin Gaspar Inaugurated As County's Newest Supervisor

Kristin Gaspar Inaugurated As County's Newest Supervisor

Jan. 9
By City News Service

Kristin Gaspar became San Diego County's newest supervisor Monday, replacing Dave Roberts in a district that represents part of North County.

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