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El Cajon Family Endures Months, Possibly Years Of Toxic Indoor Air

El Cajon Family Endures Months, Possibly Years Of Toxic Indoor Air

Aug. 9
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

The problem has existed since the 1960s and been known to state officials and the companies responsible since the 1980s. But the Masters family and many of their neighbors just found out last fall, after inewsource published an online map of the contamination.

More San Diego High School Students Taking ACT Test, Here’s How The...

More San Diego High School Students Taking ACT Test, Here’s How They Did

Aug. 5
By Megan Wood / inewsource

The number of high school seniors taking the ACT exam in San Diego County has increased more than 25 percent over the past five years.

Letter From MTS Board Member Could Be Key In Lawsuit Over Blocked D...

Letter From MTS Board Member Could Be Key In Lawsuit Over Blocked Doorway At Border Transit Center

Aug. 4
By Amita Sharma

The letter from MTS board member and San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez asked the agency's CEO to put a disputed contract out to bid, a position that is part of a lawsuit against MTS.

Putting iPads, Laptops In The Hands Of Schoolkids Comes With Challe...

Putting iPads, Laptops In The Hands Of Schoolkids Comes With Challenges

Aug. 4
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Laptops and tablets are becoming an expected part of K-12 education. Districts throughout the county are using different methods to pay for and manage that technology.

North County Bus Drivers, Mechanics Allegedly Owed Thousands From F...

North County Bus Drivers, Mechanics Allegedly Owed Thousands From First Transit

July 28
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Bus drivers and mechanics for San Diego’s North County Transit District allege they are owed thousands of dollars in accrued vacation, sick and personal time from First Transit, a national company that operated NCTD’s bus service for the past seven years under a $178 million contract.

Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma

Investigation: San Diego Refugees Face Housing Dilemma

July 27
By Tarryn Mento

Refugees say resettlement workers faced with a tight rental market crammed them into too-small apartments, under leases that omitted occupants. They say that puts them at risk of losing their homes.

Help Us Crowdsource San Diego’s Mello-Roos Tax Districts

Help Us Crowdsource San Diego’s Mello-Roos Tax Districts

July 26
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Homeowners in San Diego County paid almost $1 billion in Mello-Roos taxes during the past five years. Even so, we know surprisingly little about how the taxes are charged or used.

Search How Your High School Ranks On California AP Tests

Search How Your High School Ranks On California AP Tests

July 21
By Megan Wood / inewsource

The state Department of Education updated Advanced Placement test data for schools across the state last month — five weeks after acknowledging it had posted incorrect scores for the 2015-16 school year.

What’s Going On With Sweetwater School District’s iPads? 5 Things Y...

What’s Going On With Sweetwater School District’s iPads? 5 Things You Need To Know

July 20
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Back in 2012, the Sweetwater Union High School District — like a lot of other school districts in the United States — decided to buy Apple iPads for its students. The tablets, which at the time had only been around for a couple of years, were supposed to prepare students for a world ever more reliant on technology.

Medicare Boosts Incentives To Promote Weight Loss, Prevent Diabetes

Medicare Boosts Incentives To Promote Weight Loss, Prevent Diabetes

July 17
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

To prevent overweight Medicare recipients with prediabetes from progressing to full blown diabetes, federal officials have proposed a significant funding boost for health care providers and others that offers a new program aimed at helping people lose weight, a proven strategy to thwart the disease.

Sweetwater School Board Gives OK To Sell iPads District Already Sold

Sweetwater School Board Gives OK To Sell iPads District Already Sold

July 12
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

The Sweetwater Union High School District has spent millions of dollars in recent years to buy iPads for students and staff. Now the district has started selling the tablets, but the timing of that action raises some questions.

Sweetwater School District Now Says It Sold Off 8,800 Aging iPads

Sweetwater School District Now Says It Sold Off 8,800 Aging iPads

July 7
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

The Sweetwater Union High School District has announced it sold almost 8,800 outdated iPads from the district’s student technology initiative.

Should Psychiatrists Be Allowed To Publicly Analyze Donald Trump’s ...

Should Psychiatrists Be Allowed To Publicly Analyze Donald Trump’s Sanity?

July 6
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

It’s no secret Donald Trump is an unusual president, one whose late night tweets, comments and vitriol have prompted some to question his sanity.

Spending On Diabetes Drugs Is ‘Skyrocketing’

Spending On Diabetes Drugs Is ‘Skyrocketing’

July 5
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

U.S. spending on drugs for diabetes has doubled since 2009. That is a boon for drug companies, but also reflects the increasing numbers of people requiring prescriptions.

Medicare To Pay $450 To Help Seniors Lose Weight, Avoid Diabetes

Medicare To Pay $450 To Help Seniors Lose Weight, Avoid Diabetes

June 29
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Some 86 million Americans live with prediabetes, which can progress to diabetes, a costly and debilitating disease. A new program can help people lose weight, a proven way to reduce the risk of getting the disease.