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How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Nov. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico
How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Amid the violent drug war in Mexico, that has led to the killing and disappearance of tens of thousand of people, justices opened the door to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Nov. 9
Promise Yee
Tri-City Workers Rally Outside Hospital Fundraiser

Front line workers at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside protested outside a hospital fundraising dinner at a Carlsbad resort Saturday night. Contract negotiations have been at an impasse since the previous contract expired in April.

More Than 30,000 San Diegans March For Women's Rights

More Than 30,000 San Diegans March For Women's Rights

Jan. 20
By Megan Burks, KPBS News, Brooke Ruth

Downtown San Diego was a sea of pink as thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Diego for the Women's March Saturday morning.

Flu-Related Hospitalizations At 10-Year High In California

Flu-Related Hospitalizations At 10-Year High In California

Jan. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

State health officials say this year's flu season is shaping up to be much more severe than last year's.

UC San Diego Gets Millions In Grants For Cancer, Zika Research

UC San Diego Gets Millions In Grants For Cancer, Zika Research

Jan. 20
By City News Service

UC San Diego School of Medicine received a pair of $2.1 million grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

San Diego Small Business Group Calls Obamacare Repeal Misguided

San Diego Small Business Group Calls Obamacare Repeal Misguided

Jan. 18
By Kenny Goldberg

A San Diego coalition of small businesses has added its voice to the chorus of opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Price Says Affordability, Access Key To Health Care Reform

Price Says Affordability, Access Key To Health Care Reform

Jan. 18
By Associated Press

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday that access and affordability were his goals for revamping health care, and he offered assurances that the new administration is not planning to launch a Medicare overhaul.

California Reps Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare Keeping Low Profile

California Reps Who Voted To Repeal Obamacare Keeping Low Profile

Jan. 17
By Kenny Goldberg

While supporters of the Affordable Care Act hold rallies throughout the state, the 13 California members of the House who voted for the resolution to repeal the law are keeping a low profile.

Documentary Points To What Could Happen If Salton Sea Isn't Restored

Documentary Points To What Could Happen If Salton Sea Isn't Restored

Jan. 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

"Breaking Point" is a documentary about the shrinking Salton Sea and what could happen if the problem isn't addressed. It's produced and directed by Bill Wisneski, a producer for Palomar College Television.

San Diego Study: Even Short, Moderate Workouts Impart Health Benefits

San Diego Study: Even Short, Moderate Workouts Impart Health Benefits

Jan. 16
By David Wagner

Workouts don't have to be exhausting or time-consuming to improve your health, according to a recent UC San Diego School of Medicine study.

New KPBS Documentary Series Explores Inspirational Aging

New KPBS Documentary Series Explores Inspirational Aging

Jan. 16
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

From an 81-year-old competitive runner to a 71-year-old who uses public transportation for volunteering all over San Diego, KPBS television's new 6-part documentary series, "Re'flect, Successful Aging Defined," tells their stories.

San Diego Blood Bank Hopes To Continue Chargers Relationship

San Diego Blood Bank Hopes To Continue Chargers Relationship

Jan. 13
By City News Service

San Diego Blood Bank officials said Thursday they hope they can maintain a relationship with the Chargers football team, even though owner Dean Spanos is moving his franchise to Los Angeles.

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