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Library Wants San Diego Trolley Passengers To Get Onboard With New Reading Program

Sept. 23
By Dwane Brown
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The San Diego City Library and San Diego Metropolitan Transit System are launching a new literacy program for transit riders.

Flow Of Unaccompanied Minors Has Decreased But What About The Children Already Here?

Sept. 23
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We no longer see daily headlines about the surge in unaccompanied minors and young families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, but what is happening to the thousands of young people who did cross the border, surrendered to Border Patrol agents and claimed refugee status?

$38.7B Generated In San Diego County From Defense-Related Activities, Spending

Sept. 23
By City News Service
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In its sixth annual report on the local economic impact of military activities, the San Diego Military Advisory Council said the total represents 20 percent of the county's total gross regional product.

The Race To Contain The Ebola Outbreak

Sept. 22
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Sierra Leone's weekend lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak is being called a success with the discover of 150 new cases. What will it take to stop the spread and treat those infected? Are we any closer to a vaccine?

Report Shows High Costs In San Diego Hurt Convention Business

Sept. 20
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By Tarryn Mento
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Without an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, city leaders say the region's convention business is at risk. But a new Tourism Authority report shows a lack of space isn’t the biggest problem — it’s the expense of coming here.

Educators Convene In San Diego For STEM Education Conference

Sept. 19
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The second annual California STEM Symposium is expected to bring 3,000 educators and science industry leaders to San Diego this week with much of the discussion focusing on increasing participating in science, technology, engineering and math along with new science standards.

New Children's Center Keeps Homeless Toddlers Off San Diego's Streets

Sept. 18
By Susan Murphy
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A new children’s center for homeless toddlers in downtown San Diego means the little ones no longer have to endure tough, long days on the streets.

Report: Poverty Rate In San Diego Increases

Sept. 18
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New census data highlights some disturbing trends, like how 1 in 5 children in San Diego are living in poverty.

San Diegans Rally For Change: People's Climate March

Sept. 18
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Worldwide demonstrations known as the "People's Climate March" are planned for this weekend ahead of world leaders gathering at the U.N. for a climate summit. The march is based in New York, but an event is planned in San Diego.

UC Task Force Issues Guidelines To Fight Campus Sexual Assaults

Sept. 17
By KPBS News
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Task force releases seven key recommendations that form the foundation of a systemwide model to address sexual violence throughout the University of California system.

San Diego Sidewalks Need Improvement, Group Says

Sept. 17
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An assessment of San Diego sidewalks is underway. So far, 39,000 tripping hazards have been discovered.

'Life, Animated: A Story Of Sidekicks, Heroes, And Autism'

Sept. 17
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A book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind details his family's 20-year struggle with their youngest son's autism — and how his obsession to Disney movies opened his world and is helping others.

'3 Feet Please' Law For Passing Bicyclists Rolls Out Across California

Sept. 16
By Dwane Brown
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California's new bike-passing law took effect Tuesday.

Zero Tolerance Policies' Impact On School-To-Prison Pipeline

Sept. 16
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KPBS Midday Edition takes a look at how "zero-tolerance" policies in schools might be contributing to the crowding of juvenile detention facilities.

San Diego Veterans Can Speak Up About VA Healthcare At Town Hall Meeting Thursday

Sept. 16
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The VA San Diego wants to hear from veterans about their experience with VA health care. Issues over waiting times, access to care and more will be aired at a series of town hall meetings around the county. These town hall events come on the heels of the new VA secretary's visit to San Diego to rehabilitate the group's battered reputation.

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