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Election 2014

Why Three North County Cities Canceled Their Elections

Aug. 21
Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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What happens if a city holds an election and only one person runs? If those cities are San Marcos, Del Mar and Solana Beach, there is no election.

Escondido Councilwoman Now Supports Initiative To Develop Golf Course

Aug. 21
By Jill Replogle
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Escondido City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Olga Diaz says she's supporting a developer's initiative to put homes on a former golf course. Nearby residents want it to remain open space.

Feds Allege Mexican Billionaire Has Long History Of Criminal Activity

Aug. 20
By Tarryn Mento
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Federal prosecutors say a Mexican billionaire at the center of a campaign finance scandal in San Diego has a long history of criminal activity.

November Ballot Set: No School Bond, Lawmaker Suspension Measures

Aug. 20
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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Legislative proposals to add a school bond and constitutional amendment allowing lawmakers to be suspended without pay to California’s November ballot have stalled.

Gov. Jerry Brown Agrees To Debate GOP Rival

Aug. 19
Associated Press
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The Democratic governor has agreed to one debate with his Republican rival, Neel Kashkari, before the November election.

Brown Sends $7.5 Billion Water Plan To Ballot

Aug. 14
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The governor and lawmakers were driven to action by the state's historic drought, which has forced farmers to fallow their fields and cities to implement fines and rationing.

California Lawmakers Reach Compromise On Revamped Water Bond

Aug. 13
Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press
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The proposal that emerged after hours of negotiations between Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from both parties totaled $7.5 billion, with $2.7 billion dedicated to storage.

Probe Of Illegal Campaign Contributions To San Diego Politicians Taking Shape

Aug. 4
By Amita Sharma
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Prosecutors say Mexican billionaire Jose Susumo Azano Matsura was the source of a scheme to commit campaign finance fraud "on a scale not seen in San Diego history."

Roundtable Tackles Migrant Crisis, Congressional Politics, For-Profit Colleges

Aug. 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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On the Roundtable: House conservatives block Obama's funding request; Carl DeMaio runs against the Republican platform; and the state says for-profit colleges target vets.

California Gubernatorial Candidate Lives As Homeless Person For A Week

July 31
Associated Press
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California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.

Governor Praises New Supreme Court Nominee

July 23
By California Capitol Network
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Governor Jerry Brown says Stanford Law Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is smart and even-tempered.

San Diego City Council Votes To Raise Minimum Wage

July 14
Midday Edition
By Claire Trageser
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The San Diego City Council voted Monday to raise the city's minimum wage as an ordinance, meaning it won't go to a public vote. What's next-a veto by the mayor, possible signature-gathering campaign by opponents? We take a look.

San Diego City Council Ratifies June 3 Primary Election Results

July 14
By City News Service
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Voters re-elected three city council members and set up a November general election showdown between Chris Cate and Carol Kim in a district centered around Mira Mesa.

DeMaio, Peters On Climate Change, Immigration, Guns, Marijuana

July 11
By Claire Trageser
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Carl DeMaio and Scott Peters, the candidates running for the 52nd Congressional District seat, answered 10 questions posed by KPBS.

Peters Denounces Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling; DeMaio Responds

July 2
By Claire Trageser
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Both candidates in the hot race for the 52nd Congressional District seem to be on the same page regarding the Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision.

Roundtable: More Darrell Issa, More Funds For County Supervisors, No Shelter In Escondido

June 27
Midday Edition
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Is Darrell Issa a watchdog? A grandstander? A little of both? Escondido says no to sheltering immigrant children. County supervisors say yes to doubling their discretionary funds and more development in the Cleveland National Forest.

California Voters To Weigh Reducing Some Felonies To Misdemeanors

June 27
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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The initiative on the November ballot would reduce sentences for some low-level drug possession, petty theft and check forging crimes by classifying them as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

Republicans Make Push For Latino Vote

June 27
By Jill Replogle
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As the midterm elections approach, Republican groups are amping up efforts to wrest Latino votes from the Democrats.

Hillary Clinton Popular Attraction At Warwick's In La Jolla

June 25
By City News Service
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in San Diego for a book-signing event at Warwick's and to speak at the BIO 2014 conference at the San Diego Convention Center.

Donations In Peters, DeMaio Congressional Race All Over The Map

June 25
By Joe Yerardi
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U.S. Congressman Scott Peters is vastly out-fundraising GOP rival Carl DeMaio in their old City Council districts, according to an inewsource analysis of campaign contributions.

San Diego Refugee Lobbies Congress For More Resettlement Dollars

June 20
By Megan Burks
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Saturday is World Refugee Day. One San Diego refugee is taking the opportunity to lobby Congress for more funds to help refugees rent homes and find jobs.

Recall Effort Against Escondido Councilwoman Olga Diaz Fails

June 19
By Jill Replogle
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An attempt to recall Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz failed after backers didn't get enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

World Cup Viewing Party At Petco Park Canceled

June 16
By Susan Murphy
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A viewing party for the United States' opening match in the World Cup at Petco Park has been canceled following the death of former San Diego Padres and Hall of Fame player Tony Gwynn.

In 52nd Congressional District, Republican Precincts Saw Higher Turnout

June 11
By Joe Yerardi
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In precincts where Democratic Congressman Scott Peters won a majority of votes, turnout was just 20 percent. In precincts where his three GOP challengers won a majority, turnout was 27 percent.

Roundtable: Analyzing The Primary Election, Concern Over Solar Power

June 6
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The voters of San Diego tell Barrio Logan what they can do with their plan. Incumbent District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis cruises to an outright win. The City Council make-up is yet to be decided, as is the race between County Supervisor Bill Horn and challenger Jim Wood. And accessing renewable energy could get tougher in California.