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Why Three North County Cities Canceled Their Elections

Aug. 21
Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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What happens if a city holds an election and only one person runs? If those cities are San Marcos, Del Mar and Solana Beach, there is no election.

Feds Allege Mexican Billionaire Has Long History Of Criminal Activity

Aug. 20
By Tarryn Mento
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Federal prosecutors say a Mexican billionaire at the center of a campaign finance scandal in San Diego has a long history of criminal activity.

Judge To Decide If NCTD Documents Will Be Made Public

Aug. 15
By Brad Racino
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“The Rady documents” detail the strengths and weaknesses of more than a dozen senior managers at the North County public transit agency. KPBS media partner inewsource has sued for their release.

Ousted Chief Accuses Border Agency Of Shooting Cover-Ups, Corruption

Aug. 14
By Andrew Becker / Center for Investigative Reporting
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James F. Tomsheck had harsh criticism for Customs and Border Protection in a sweeping and unauthorized interview with The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Lawyers Fought Long Odds To Free Woman Who Killed Pimp

Aug. 13
By Amita Sharma
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Lawyers for Sara Kruzan said they never lost faith despite setbacks.

By The Numbers: San Diego County's Haves And Have Nots

Aug. 13
Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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KPBS media partner inewsource wanted to know what part of San Diego County has the highest (and lowest) income inequality. Here's what inewsource's analysis found out.

After Woman Spends 18 Years In Prison For Killing Her Pimp, She Starts Anew

Aug. 12
By Amita Sharma
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Sara Kruzan says she's glad society is more knowledgeable about child sex trafficking than it was 20 years ago when she was prosecuted at age 16 for killing her pimp.

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.