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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Republicans Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis, all held town hall meetings on Saturday.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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?
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Jan. 19
- By Kenny Goldberg
Organizers expect more than 22,000 people at the San Diego Women's March on Saturday.
- 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. 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.
- Jan. 11
- By Kenny Goldberg
Four states had measures to raise tobacco taxes on the November ballot, but only California’s Proposition 56 prevailed.
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.
- 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.