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Tri-City Hospital Election Challenges Voters

Tri-City Hospital Election Challenges Voters

Nov. 3
By Alison St John

Voters are hearing confusing and disturbing allegations from candidates running for the Tri-City Hospital board in North County.

Dueling Measure C Campaigns In Final Drive On Stadium Issue

Dueling Measure C Campaigns In Final Drive On Stadium Issue

Nov. 4
By Erik Anderson

The campaign to defeat Measure C on the November ballot is spreading the word on television for the first time this election season.

Ahead Of Election, San Diego Bishop Discusses Role Of Catholic Chur...

Ahead Of Election, San Diego Bishop Discusses Role Of Catholic Church In Public Policy

Nov. 4
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In a message to local parishes, the head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said the Church should not get involved in partisan politics.

Democrats Take Upper Hand In County Supervisors' District 3

Democrats Take Upper Hand In County Supervisors' District 3

Nov. 4
By Alison St John

The latest report from the San Diego Registrar of Voters shows that, for the first time, there are more registered Democrats than registered Republicans in the County Board of Supervisor's District represented by Dave Roberts.

Kamala Harris Adds To Huge Cash Advantage In California's U.S. Sena...

Kamala Harris Adds To Huge Cash Advantage In California's U.S. Senate Race

Nov. 4
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

New campaign finance reports show Harris has raised more than three times the amount raised by her competitor, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.

Bond Support Raises Ethics Question For San Diego County School Off...

Bond Support Raises Ethics Question For San Diego County School Officials

Nov. 4
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Trustees and administrators are placing themselves in potential conflict by running political committees in their districts.

Where El Cajon’s Council Candidates Stand On Police Review Boards

Where El Cajon’s Council Candidates Stand On Police Review Boards

Nov. 3
By Claire Trageser

In the aftermath of the police shooting of an unarmed man, activists and community leaders called for El Cajon to set up a citizens review board. Some council candidates support that idea.

Measure S Asks El Cajon Voters To Change How They Elect Council Mem...

Measure S Asks El Cajon Voters To Change How They Elect Council Members

Nov. 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Measure S is asking voters if they want to change from at-large elections, where everyone votes on every council seat in the city, to district elections, where voters in a region of the city would vote on a council member to represent them.

Gov. Brown Hits The Campaign Trail For Proposition 57, Against Prop...

Gov. Brown Hits The Campaign Trail For Proposition 57, Against Proposition 53

Nov. 3
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Proposition 57 would allow inmates to earn credits for good behavior, education and rehabilitation. Proposition 53 would require voter approval for projects financed by revenue bonds of $2 billion or more.

New Ads, Endorsements Continue To Raise Profile Of Issa-Applegate Race

New Ads, Endorsements Continue To Raise Profile Of Issa-Applegate Race

Nov. 3
By Steve Walsh

With President Obama's endorsement of Doug Applegate and Donald Trump's tweet of support for Darrell Issa, the unexpectedly tight race for the 49th Congressional District seat continues to draw attention.

Democrats Triple Voter Registration Advantage In San Diego County

Democrats Triple Voter Registration Advantage In San Diego County

Nov. 2
By City News Service

As of Tuesday, 609,427 people were registered to vote in the region as Democrats and 501,569 as Republicans. That's a gain of around 119,000 for Democrats since Jan. 1, compared to 40,000 for the GOP.

San Diego County Still Needs Poll Workers For Election Day

San Diego County Still Needs Poll Workers For Election Day

Nov. 2
By City News Service

Poll workers receive a stipend ranging from $100 to $175. Bilingual workers — particularly those fluent in Chinese, Tagalog, Spanish and Vietnamese — are needed.

#ShowUsYourMailers: Gomez Targets Flores' Support From 'Republican'...

#ShowUsYourMailers: Gomez Targets Flores' Support From 'Republican' Group

Nov. 2
By Tarryn Mento

A recent flyer from the campaign of City Council District 9 candidate Georgette Gomez paints her opponent Ricardo Flores as a right-wing politician whose supporters align with GOP nominee Donald Trump.

How To Cope With That 'Too Darn Long' California Ballot

How To Cope With That 'Too Darn Long' California Ballot

Nov. 2
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Even if you’ve made your choice for president, voting can be a lot of work. And nowhere more so than in California, where voters will decide 17 state propositions and a record 650 local measures.

#ShowUsYourMailers: What Is The Independent Voter Project?

#ShowUsYourMailers: What Is The Independent Voter Project?

Nov. 1
By Claire Trageser

The top of the mailer describes the network as "a nonprofit open platform for nonpartisan journalists," but that's not exactly true.

From Maverick AIDS Activist To Porn Police? The Man Behind Proposit...

From Maverick AIDS Activist To Porn Police? The Man Behind Proposition 60

Nov. 1
April Dembosky / KQED

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has spent $4.5 million backing a measure to place specific language into law mandating condom use in porn films. The nonprofit's president, Michael Weinstein, has long taken controversial positions.

Voters Will Decide The Fate Of Plastic Bags In California

Voters Will Decide The Fate Of Plastic Bags In California

Oct. 28
Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

With Propositions 65 and 67 on the November ballot, the plastic industry has one last chance to keep its product in the nation’s largest market.

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Nov. 1
By City News Service, KPBS News

More than half of the electorate voted absentee in the 2012 election, and that's expected to rise this year.

Early Voting Is Well Underway In San Diego County

Early Voting Is Well Underway In San Diego County

Nov. 1
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Voters across the county have been casting early ballots for more than three weeks, and it should soon become clear which candidates in several hard-fought contests have the turnout advantage heading into Nov. 8.

MAP: Where To Drop Off Your Mail Ballot In San Diego

MAP: Where To Drop Off Your Mail Ballot In San Diego

Oct. 31
By City News Service

Voters who have completed their mail ballots for the Nov. 8 general election can drop them off at libraries and a few other places around the county.

5 Ways To Have (A Little) Fun With The November Ballot

5 Ways To Have (A Little) Fun With The November Ballot

Oct. 31
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Doing your homework for next week’s election doesn’t have to be boring. There are haikus and catchy songs to help you remember the 17 statewide propositions on the ballot.

Proposition 61 Gives California Mandate To Lower Drug Prices, Not T...

Proposition 61 Gives California Mandate To Lower Drug Prices, Not Tools

Oct. 31
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

Experts question whether the state could implement the law and if it couldn't, what the consequences would be.

Roundtable: Breaking Down San Diego Ballot Measures

Roundtable: Breaking Down San Diego Ballot Measures

Oct. 28
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Election Day is fast approaching. Do you know enough to make an informed decision on the local measures on the ballot?

Trump's Claims Of 'Rigged' Election Put His Supporters, Voting Righ...

Trump's Claims Of 'Rigged' Election Put His Supporters, Voting Rights Groups On Alert

Oct. 28
Mary Plummer / KPCC

Despite assurances from California election officials, some Trump backers plan to monitor the polls on Election Day. Meanwhile, nonpartisan volunteers plan to be on the lookout for intimidation or harassment.

PolitiFact California: DCCC Makes False Claim About Denham's Role I...

PolitiFact California: DCCC Makes False Claim About Denham's Role In Trump Hotel Deal

Oct. 28
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

A new TV ad by a Democratic campaign committee describes Rep. Jeff Denham of California as Donald Trump’s "Man in Washington D.C."