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Tease photo for Prototype Electric Car Could Point The Way To The Future

Prototype Electric Car Could Point The Way To The Future

April 27
Midday Edition
By Erik Anderson

UC San Diego engineers plan to put an electric car through a challenging cross-country journey. They're covering a 2,500-mile trip in less than two days, which can't be done with current battery technology.

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Officials Ponder How To Remove Dead Whale From Surf Spot

April 26
Evening Edition

The adult gray whale is about 40 feet long and weighs up to 60,000 pounds. Its carcass is rotting at a popular surfing spot near San Clemente.

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Who's The Establishment Candidate In San Diego Council District 9?

April 26
By Megan Burks

The neighborhoods that make up San Diego's City Council District 9 have stark differences, but the four Democrats running in June to represent the area aren't as distinctive.

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San Diego Nonprofit Trains Veterans For Manufacturing Jobs

April 22
By Susan Murphy

More than three dozen San Diego military veterans graduated Friday from Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit that for free trains and certifies veterans in jobs such as welding, machining and fabrication.

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Caltrans Switch On Electric Freeway Signs To Ease North County Commute

April 21
Evening Edition

The signs are posted along a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 15 between Route 78 in Escondido to just north of Route 52 in San Diego.

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Pop Superstar Prince Dies At His Minnesota Home

April 21
Midday Edition
By Associated Press

The Minneapolis native broke through in the late 1970s with the hit "Wanna Be Your Lover" and soared over the following decade with such albums as "1999" and "Purple Rain."

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Women Marines Signing Up For Combat Duty

April 21
Midday Edition
By Susan Murphy

The Pentagon decided in December to admit women for the first time to front-line ground combat roles. Two women stationed at Camp Pendleton shared with KPBS why they signed up for war zone jobs.

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Another Otay Mesa Drug Tunnel Discovered

April 20
Midday Edition
By City News Service

The drug-smuggling tunnel is believed to be the longest one found underneath the U.S.-Mexico line in California — a nearly half-mile passage between Otay Mesa and Tijuana outfitted with lights, a ventilation system and an elevator.

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Ahead Of Earth Day, County Shares Water Conservation Tips

April 19
By Erik Anderson

Friday is Earth Day, and San Diego County workers got a chance to show off the county's water conservation initiatives at an event Tuesday.

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San Diego Politicos Keep Close Watch On City Council District 1 Race

April 19
By Andrew Bowen

The race to represent District 1 on the San Diego City Council is among the most closely watched. It's likely to decide whether Democrats keep control of the council or that power shifts to Republicans.

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Richard Dreyfuss Says Presidential Debates Reflect 'Civics Crisis'

April 14
By Angela Carone

The Encinitas resident and Oscar-winning actor received an award Thursday in La Jolla from the National Conflict Resolution Center for his efforts to reinstate civics in public education.

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Get Ready For An Active Fire Season, County Officials Say

April 14
By Erik Anderson

Winter rains fed an explosion of grass throughout San Diego County, which could fuel fires this year. Officials urge residents to clear fire hazards from around their homes.

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El Niño Slightly Improved The Drought But Didn't Bust It

April 11
Midday Edition
By David Wagner

For the past few months, we've used the KPBS Drought Tracker to tell you how much rain and snow El Niño has been bringing to California. After a fairly average wet season, where does California's drought stand now?

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How SANDAG Worked The Media On Transportation Plan

April 7
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego Association of Governments spent a half million dollars on outside consultants to craft a media strategy to help win support last year for its controversial transportation blueprint.

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Composting In San Diego Feels Growing Pains

April 7
By Andrew Bowen

Diverting more organic waste from San Diego’s landfill is critical to meeting the city’s ambitious climate change goals. But there are plenty of challenges to making composting the norm.

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