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A Look At California's Hash Oil Business Boom

May 5
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Hash oil is a type of marijuana concentrate. Under California's medical marijuana laws its legal to use, but illegal to make.

Free-Range Vs. Helicopter: What's Best For Kids And What Works For Parents?

May 5
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Does allowing your kids to walk home alone, or play by themselves in a park constitute neglect? San Diego authors chime in.

San Diego County Ramps Up Effort To Protect Seniors

May 5
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As San Diego County continues to go after those accused of abusing seniors in assisted living facilities, county leaders roll out additional resources including a new hotline.

After Historic Arguments, Court To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage

April 28
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Same-sex couples now can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia, and the court is weighing whether gay and lesbian unions should be allowed in all 50 states.

U.S. Deportations Strain Tijuana's Mental Health Infrastructure

April 28
By Jean Guerrero
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Tijuana mental health experts say more Mexican deportees suffer from clinical depression, anxiety and other psychological problems, putting a strain on the city's mental health facilities.

Hikers Flock To East San Diego County To Follow Pacific Crest Trail

April 27
By Claire Trageser
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The Pacific Crest Trail is more popular than ever, thanks largely to the best-selling book "Wild," which was turned into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon.

San Diego Researchers Caught Up In Ethical Debate About Altering Human DNA

April 27
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A DNA modification technique that helps mothers avoid passing serious medical conditions on to their children is raising ethical and safety questions.

SANDAG Releases 35-Year Growth Plan For San Diego County

April 24
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The plan envisions spending $200 billion on the regional transportation network over the next three decades and reflects the county and local cities opting for higher densities in their land use decisions.

A Shrinking Salton Sea Raises Health Concerns

April 27
By David Wagner
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Agencies and residents are turning their attention to air quality as shoreline dries up along California's largest inland body of water.

Midway Air Boss Recounts Rescue Of Thousands As Saigon Fell

April 24
By Peggy Pico
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Midway Museum docent Vern Jumper talks about his experience as air traffic commander as thousands of American and Vietnamese were air lifted to the carrier during the fall of Saigon 40 years ago.

Marine Veterans Remember Final Hours Of Vietnam War

April 24
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By Patty Lane
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It’s been almost 40 years since U.S. Marine veterans John Valdez and Douglas Potratz were side-by-side in Vietnam, guarding the U.S. Embassy in the final days of the war.

USS Midway Museum Teaches Lessons Of Vietnam War

April 24
By Dwane Brown
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The USS Midway was the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th Century. Now a museum on the San Diego Bay, the Midway is teaching visitors about it's role in the final days of the Vietnam War 40 years ago.

Midday Edition From The Midway: Special Coverage To Mark End Of Vietnam War

April 24
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Midday Edition airs live from the USS Midway Museum at noon Friday as KPBS shares the stories of veterans and Vietnamese refugees who four decades ago witnessed the fall of Saigon.

Vietnam War Ended 40 Years Ago But Lives On For MIA Families

April 23
By Susan Murphy
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Point Loma's Elaine Zimmer Davis lost her Marine pilot husband in 1969 when his plane was shot down over Vietnam. Capt. Jerry Zimmer is one of 1,600 U.S. service members who is still listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War.

Professor Digs Up Live Music History At San Diego State

April 22
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From Ella Fitzgerald to the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and Madonna, anthropology professor explains how live music concerts changed San Diego State.

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