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How To Keep The Political Peace At Thanksgiving Dinner

How To Keep The Political Peace At Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Families across the country may already be bowing out of Thanksgiving visits or canceling dinner all together, afraid of arguments with family members who have wildly divergent political stances. Others are gearing up for a few tense days.

Why California Takes So Darn Long To Count Its Votes

Why California Takes So Darn Long To Count Its Votes

Nov. 22
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Two weeks after Election Day, two California propositions and numerous local races remain too close to call.

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Trump U Lawsuit, Plaza De Panama Reboot

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Trump U Lawsuit, Plaza De Panama Reboot

Nov. 18
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The election of Donald Trump promises change and upheaval for California. There's some action on one of the Trump University class-actions. And Balboa Park's going to get a makeover.

San Diego To Consider Temporary Ban On Growing Marijuana Outdoors

San Diego To Consider Temporary Ban On Growing Marijuana Outdoors

Nov. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee has voted to forward a proposal to put a 45-day moratorium on personal outdoor recreational marijuana cultivation and recreational marijuana-related businesses.

North County Election Update: Coastal Cities Becoming More Liberal

North County Election Update: Coastal Cities Becoming More Liberal

Nov. 17
By Alison St John

The Democratic vote that gave Doug Applegate his lead over Congressman Darrell Issa in San Diego County is showing up in some North County coastal cities this year, too.

Pollsters: Election Results Show Just How California Is Unlike Rest...

Pollsters: Election Results Show Just How California Is Unlike Rest Of America

Nov. 17
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

It’s often said that “as California goes, so goes the nation.” But that’s rarely been less true than in last week’s election.

PolitiFact California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Understates Big Drop I...

PolitiFact California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Understates Big Drop In Gun Homicides

Nov. 17
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

He said the state has seen a "56 percent decline in the gun murder rate" since it enacted strong gun control laws in the 1990s. It's declined faster than that.

More Than 500 Students Walk Out To Protest Trump In Downtown San Diego

More Than 500 Students Walk Out To Protest Trump In Downtown San Diego

Nov. 16
By City News Service, KPBS News

They began protesting late Wednesday morning outside Lincoln and San Diego High Schools, respectively, according to police.

San Diego Law Enforcement Won't Change Immigration Enforcement Poli...

San Diego Law Enforcement Won't Change Immigration Enforcement Policies Under Trump

Nov. 16
By Megan Burks

The San Diego police and sheriff's departments said they do not intend to change their relationships with federal immigration enforcement agencies when President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Southern California Election Officials Respond To Issa’s Allegation...

Southern California Election Officials Respond To Issa’s Allegation Of Vote Count Interference

Nov. 16
By Michael Lipkin, Tarryn Mento

Registrars of voters in Southern California are defending the vote count in a tight congressional race after incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, questioned its validity.

A How-To Guide For Spotting Fake News Online

A How-To Guide For Spotting Fake News Online

Nov. 16
By Michael Lipkin

Some fake news stories spread quickly during the election: an article falsely claiming Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump was shared more than 950,000 times on Facebook; an article debunking the claim was shared only 35,000 times.

San Diego’s Transportation Funding Up In The Air After Tax Measure'...

San Diego’s Transportation Funding Up In The Air After Tax Measure's Defeat

Nov. 15
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

County voters last week rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have paid for transportation, infrastructure and open-space projects.

District Elections In El Cajon Could Bring More Diverse City Council

District Elections In El Cajon Could Bring More Diverse City Council

Nov. 14
By Claire Trageser

Lost in the big news of Election Day was the fact that El Cajon voters approved a measure that will bring a major political shift to their city.

More Than A Thousand Protest Trump In Balboa Park

More Than A Thousand Protest Trump In Balboa Park

Nov. 12
By Jean Guerrero

Protesters in San Diego Saturday joined with demonstrations around the country denouncing the president-elect.

Issa, Applegate Count Stretches Into Weekend

Issa, Applegate Count Stretches Into Weekend

Nov. 11
By Steve Walsh

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa and his Democratic challenger Doug Applegate continue locked in a close race for the 49th District.

Long Way To Go Before All San Diego Ballots Are Counted

Long Way To Go Before All San Diego Ballots Are Counted

Nov. 11
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters said there are still more than 500,000 ballots to be counted.

Roundtable: Trump Wins, Chargers Lose: Parsing The Results Of Elect...

Roundtable: Trump Wins, Chargers Lose: Parsing The Results Of Election 2016

Nov. 11
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Who could have predicted a President Donald J. Trump? Turns out some people did. Measures C and D lost, predictably, but the size of the win by opponents to Lilac Hills, not so much.

San Diego State Investigates Hate Crime, Vandalism Found At UC San ...

San Diego State Investigates Hate Crime, Vandalism Found At UC San Diego

Nov. 9
By Megan Burks

Campus police say the suspects allegedly made comments about President-elect Donald Trump and Muslims before stealing a student's belongings.

Protests Continue In San Diego: 'I Woke Up ... And I Just Panicked'

Protests Continue In San Diego: 'I Woke Up ... And I Just Panicked'

Nov. 10
By Katie Schoolov, KPBS News

About 200 students protested Donald Trump's election as U.S. president at San Diego State Thursday. Wednesday night hundreds flooded the streets of downtown San Diego to denounce the election outcome.

Small Lead For Endangered Incumbent Darrell Issa

Small Lead For Endangered Incumbent Darrell Issa

Nov. 10
By Associated Press

The eight-term congressman led by 2 percentage points, or about 4,000 votes of some 183,000 counted. He said he's confident his lead would hold, while his opponent's campaign is "cautiously optimistic."

San Diego Climate Scientists Are Not Optimistic About A Trump Presi...

San Diego Climate Scientists Are Not Optimistic About A Trump Presidency

Nov. 9
By David Wagner

They're worried about the effects his administration could have on international climate agreements and the future of global warming research in the U.S.

Cross-Border Region Reacts To Trump Victory With Fear

Cross-Border Region Reacts To Trump Victory With Fear

Nov. 9
By Jean Guerrero

Latinos and other minority groups held a protest, and pedestrians at the world's busiest border crossing expressed anxiety.

 Donald Trump's Victory Sets Off Protests In San Diego

Donald Trump's Victory Sets Off Protests In San Diego

Nov. 9
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Demonstrations were ongoing Wednesday afternoon at San Diego City College following a rally at UC San Diego, where a woman sustained injuries.

Election Roundup: The Results And What They Mean For San Diego County

Election Roundup: The Results And What They Mean For San Diego County

Nov. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Michael Lipkin

The 2016 election is over. The nation has a new president, California gets a new senator and recreational marijuana is legal. KPBS Midday Edition breaks down how the results could affect San Diegans.

Local GOP, Democratic Party Consultants Weigh In On Trump's Election

Local GOP, Democratic Party Consultants Weigh In On Trump's Election

Nov. 9
By Tom Fudge

One Republican says a Trump presidency won’t be good for the party.