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Medicare Pays Labs Top Dollars In San Diego County

Aug. 5
By Joe Yerardi
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A clinical laboratory that recently lost a $15 million lawsuit was the top San Diego-area recipient of Medicare reimbursements in 2012.

Mexican Businessman Blames Sempra For Federal Campaign Finance Probe

July 31
By Amita Sharma
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Jose Susumo Azano Matsura, a Mexican billionaire, is accused of illegally contributing more than $600,000 to San Diego campaigns using straw donors. Foreign nationals are not allowed to donate to U.S. political campaigns.

University Of Phoenix Barred From Enrolling Veterans In 7 Programs On San Diego Campus

July 30
Aaron Glantz, The Center for Investigative Reporting
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California regulators have barred the University of Phoenix from enrolling veterans in seven popular programs at its San Diego campus.

Filner's First Accuser Reflects On Sexual Harassment Scandal

July 22
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"I did this for other women ... who have been at the sharpest edge of an arrow, the target of somebody who's abusing power," said Irene McCormack Jackson, in explaining why she sued then-Mayor Bob Filner and the city of San Diego for sexual harassment.

New Timken Director Will Run Museum From New York

July 17
By Angela Carone
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The new director of the Timken Museum of Art will be based in New York City. He replaces John Wilson, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago after six years at the helm. KPBS looks at what this might mean for the future of this small but cherished museum in Balboa Park.

San Diego Ethics Commission Votes To Rein In Independent Committees

July 11
By Joe Yerardi
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Now it's up to the City Council to decide whether to ban independent political committees from using material produced by candidates in ads the deep-pocketed committees pay for.

California Ranks As World's 8th Largest Economy, Overtaking Russia And Italy

July 8
By Amita Sharma
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Economist says the Golden State’s standing is more evidence of its continued recovery. Tourism and the tech industry helped fuel California's comeback, an economist says.

City Finds More Money For San Diego Opera

July 7
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture replenishes its funding of the San Diego Opera in light of the company's restructuring.

Californians Concerned About Income Inequality

July 2
By Amita Sharma

The state's residents disagree on raising the minimum wage beyond what is planned.

NCTD Chief Answers Questions About Agency Turnover

July 2
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The executive director of the North County Transit District, Matthew Tucker, responds to investigations that raise troubling questions about his agency.

GI Bill Funds Flow To For-Profit Colleges That Fail State Aid Standards

June 28
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California is the national epicenter of this problem, according to findings by The Center for Investigative Reporting. Two of the colleges receiving some of the $600 million in GI Bill funds spent in the state are in San Diego — the University of Phoenix and Ashford University.

Staff Turnover Costs At North County Transit Higher Than Reported

June 18
By Brad Racino
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Turns out, those NCTD severance payouts were even higher than KPBS media partner inewsource first calculated.

Secret Summit: 24 Hours With The Koch Brothers

June 16
Midday Edition
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Over the weekend and into Monday, the billionaire Koch brothers and supporters converged on the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.

Immunized People Getting Whooping Cough

June 12
By KPBS , Joanne Faryon
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Most of the people who got whooping cough in San Diego County so far this year were up to date with their immunizations, according to county data.

In 52nd Congressional District, Republican Precincts Saw Higher Turnout

June 11
By Joe Yerardi
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In precincts where Democratic Congressman Scott Peters won a majority of votes, turnout was just 20 percent. In precincts where his three GOP challengers won a majority, turnout was 27 percent.