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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.

Earth Day: Environmental Group Highlights San Diego Restaurants Eliminating Plastic Waste

April 22
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The Surfrider Foundation is tapping San Diego restaurants to help with its mission to keep oceans and beaches clean, and reduce plastic waste.

San Diego Group Marks 25 Years Of Affordable Housing Advocacy

April 21
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The San Diego Housing Federation continues to advocate for affordable housing in the San Diego region as reports show the challenges in the housing market.

San Diego Homeless Advocates Work To Provide Year-Round Shelter

April 21
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Changes to temporary homeless shelters in San Diego left more people living on the streets as the city pivots to a permanent housing plan.

Why Micro-Homes Aren't Taking Off In San Diego

April 21
By Claire Trageser
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Micro-homes — 350-square-foot dwellings or smaller — have become a national trend for residents who pride themselves on not contributing to sprawl. But San Diego's parking rules are keeping the concept from spreading here.

Vigilante Water Cops And Mongolian Showers: How San Diegans Are Saving Water

April 20
By Claire Trageser
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The city of San Diego has to cut its water use by 16 percent under an order by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means stepping up policing of water restrictions set in November that so far the city has struggled to enforce.

Genetic Chain Reaction Sets Off Scientific Debate

April 17
By David Wagner
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UC San Diego researchers have discovered a powerful new way to spread modified genes. Some experts say it could combat deadly diseases; others say their experiment was unsafe.