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Chula Vista Voters Approve Sales Tax Bump To Fund Public Safety

May 8
By Claire Trageser

With all precincts reporting, Chula Vista's sales tax increase appears headed to victory. Just under 52.8 percent of voters said yes on Measure A, while 47.2 percent voted no.

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Six Community College District Seats Are Up For Election — Why It Matters

May 15
By Megan Burks

Six community college trustee seats are up for grabs across San Diego County this election. What do the trustees do and why should you care?

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San Diego Immigrants Examine Past Challenges To Help Future Newcomers

May 14
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit program is asking the public to contribute ideas for making San Diego more welcoming to immigrants.

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An Obscure Race: Meet The Candidates Running For San Diego County Assessor

May 11
By Claire Trageser

The California constitution requires each county to have an elected assessor. That means every four years, voters head to the polls to choose San Diego County's next Assessor/Recorder/Clerk.

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Charter Or Labor Majority At Stake In San Diego County School Board Races

May 11
By Megan Burks

The last time County Board of Education seats were up for election, charter school advocates narrowly missed gaining a majority. Now they have a second chance.

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San Diego County Issues Report On Hepatitis A Outbreak

May 10
By City News Service

A report released Thursday identifies "areas of success as well as areas for improvement" in regard to San Diego County's response to a hepatitis A outbreak that killed 20 people and infected nearly 600 between 2017 and early this year.

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Voters In 50th Congressional District Seek Balance In A Representative

May 4
By Jade Hindmon

There is a crowded battlefield for the 50th congressional district and for voters, the struggle is between preserving history and pushing progress.

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Rep. Hunter Wants To Serve The Nation By Continuing To Represent 50th Congressional District

May 3
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican, is running for re-election in the 50th Congressional District. He has represented the 50th District since 2009.

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'Jungle Primary' Makes 49th Congressional District Race Unpredictable

May 3
By Alison St John

The 49th Congressional District, currently held by Rep. Darrell Issa, was initially seen as one of the most vulnerable Republican seats in the nation. But that changed with Issa’s decision to not run again.

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District 4 Supervisor Candidates Sound Off On Homelessness

April 30
By Andrew Bowen

The race for District 4 San Diego County Supervisor is one of the most competitive local races in the June 5 primary elections. Four Democrats and one Republican are on the ballot, and all see tackling homelessness as a top priority.

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SDSU Pathways Helps Close STEM Achievement Gap

April 26
By Ebone Monet

A report from the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation warns of a threat to San Diego's economic competitiveness if the issue of inequity in the local workforce is not addressed.

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Donovan Inmates Work Toward College Degree Through Obama-Era Program

April 26
By Megan Burks

Prisoners have long taken correspondence courses to earn college credits behind bars. But inmates at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa are participating in a rare face-to-face program.

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Democrat Sara Jacobs Wants To Change The Face Of Congress

April 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Democrat Sara Jacobs is one of 16 candidates vying to replace Republican Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District. At 29, Jacobs could become the youngest woman elected to Congress.

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For The Second Time, San Diego Students Walk Out Against Gun Violence

April 20
By City News Service, Megan Burks

Students from about two dozen San Diego County schools walked out of class Friday for the second time in just over a month to protest gun violence and urge politicians to better protect campuses.

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Diesel Fuel May Be On The Way Out At California Ports

April 18
By Erik Anderson

An Escondido company is helping fuel change in the nation's cargo transportation industry.