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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.

Voters Reject Lilac Hills Measure

Voters Reject Lilac Hills Measure

Nov. 8
By Alison St John

In a statement, supporters of Measure B say the election won't be their last effort to get Lilac Hills Ranch approved.

Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Un...

Team Owner Dean Spanos Said He Won't Decide Chargers' Next Steps Until After Season

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

San Diegans soundly rejected the NFL team's proposal to build a stadium in downtown. Spanos said he won't make any decisions until the regular season is over.

Board Appointee Appears To Have Won San Diego School Board Seat

Board Appointee Appears To Have Won San Diego School Board Seat

Nov. 8
By Megan Burks

With all precincts reporting, board appointee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne leads LaShae Collins in the race to represent schools in the southeastern region of the city. Some provisional and mail-in ballots remain uncounted.

 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.

Gomez Lead Continues To Grow In San Diego's Council District 9

Gomez Lead Continues To Grow In San Diego's Council District 9

Nov. 8
By Tarryn Mento

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Gomez is ahead by nearly 1,000 votes but many mail and provisional ballots are still left to be counted.

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.

2016 Goes To GOP — K And L Could Shore Up Future Elections For Demo...

2016 Goes To GOP — K And L Could Shore Up Future Elections For Democrats

Nov. 8
By Andrew Bowen, KPBS News

Measures K and L have passed in San Diego. Measure K requires mandatory runoffs in November, while Measure L requires citizen's initiatives and referenda to be voted on in November.

Democrat Incumbent Supervisor Dave Roberts Holds Slight Lead As Vot...

Democrat Incumbent Supervisor Dave Roberts Holds Slight Lead As Vote Count Continues

Nov. 8
By Alison St John

The race for San Diego County Supervisor in the 3rd district remains close. Incumbent Democrat Dave Roberts leads with 51 percent of the vote over his challenger, Republican Kristin Gaspar’s 49 percent.

With All Precincts Reporting, Measure A Shy Of Two-Thirds Vote

With All Precincts Reporting, Measure A Shy Of Two-Thirds Vote

Nov. 8
By Andrew Bowen

SANDAG's Measure A to boost the sales tax to fund transportation projects was headed for defeat Wednesday morning. Some provisional and mail-in ballots remain uncounted.

Peters Retains 52nd Congressional District Seat

Peters Retains 52nd Congressional District Seat

Nov. 8
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Democratic incumbent Rep. Scott Peters will retain his congressional seat.

Elliott Maintains Lead In Race To Be City’s Next Lawyer

Elliott Maintains Lead In Race To Be City’s Next Lawyer

Nov. 8
By Claire Trageser, KPBS News

With all precincts reporting, Democrat Mara Elliott leads with 56.6 percent of the vote. Some provisional and mail-in ballots remain uncounted.

Californians Favor Reform Of Death Penalty Over Repeal

Californians Favor Reform Of Death Penalty Over Repeal

Nov. 8
By City News Service

The death penalty will remain on the books in California, with voters rejecting a bid to abolish the punishment, but a competing measure designed to speed up executions was too close to call.

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

Measure D: Citizens' Plan Coming Up Short

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson, KPBS News

San Diegans rejected Measure D, which would have redirected tourism financing, barred an onsite expansion of the convention center and set uses for Qualcomm Stadium if it's abandoned by the Chargers.

Issa Maintains Lead In Race For 49th Congressional Seat

Issa Maintains Lead In Race For 49th Congressional Seat

Nov. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News, Steve Walsh

Rep. Darrell Issa seems to have retained his seat in San Diego's 49th District, following a close contest with retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate.

California Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana

California Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana

Nov. 8
By Associated Press

California voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday allowing recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state, handing the legalization movement its biggest victory yet.

California Voters Enhance State's Already Tough Gun Laws

California Voters Enhance State's Already Tough Gun Laws

Nov. 8
By KPBS and Marisa Lagos / California Counts

California voters on Tuesday expanded some of the nation's toughest gun control measures by banning possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, requiring background checks for ammunition sales and speeding the seizure of firearms from owners who are no longer allowed to own them.

PHOTOS: San Diegans React To Stunning Trump Victory

PHOTOS: San Diegans React To Stunning Trump Victory

Nov. 8
By KPBS News

Locals gathered in downtown San Diego Tuesday to watch results roll in and celebrate — or brace for — a new president.

First Out Of the Gate, Harris Never Looked Back In U.S. Senate Race

First Out Of the Gate, Harris Never Looked Back In U.S. Senate Race

Nov. 8
Scott Shafer / KQED

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has seized the state’s open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer.

San Diego's Minority Voters Get Free Rides To Polls

San Diego's Minority Voters Get Free Rides To Polls

Nov. 8
By Jean Guerrero

A non-partisan 'party bus' is driving around communities south of Interstate 8 to increase turnout among minority groups.

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

Nov. 8
By City News Service, KPBS News

After months of being inundated with political ads, contentious debates and endless commentary, voters in San Diego County and across the nation head to the polls Tuesday for the General Election.

First San Diego Voting Results Could Be Significant Indicator

First San Diego Voting Results Could Be Significant Indicator

Nov. 7
By Alison St John

When polls close at 8 p.m., Tuesday, the Registrar of Voters will release an initial tally of the mail-in ballots the office has already counted.

On Historic Election Day, San Diego World War II Veterans Reflect O...

On Historic Election Day, San Diego World War II Veterans Reflect On Lifetime Of Voting

Nov. 7
By Susan Murphy

For some members of the so-called Greatest Generation, Election Day is more than just the candidates and issues. Casting a ballot is a way to pay tribute to those who have fought courageously to protect America’s freedoms and right to vote.

Mid-City Group Urges City Heights Voters To Bridge Turnout Gap In D...

Mid-City Group Urges City Heights Voters To Bridge Turnout Gap In District 9

Nov. 7
By Tarryn Mento

A Mid-City nonprofit aims to boost the number of ballots cast on Election Day in a San Diego City Council district that saw poor voter turnout rates during the primary election.