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Portable Classrooms Find Permanent Home In San Diego County Despite Heat, Noise

April 20
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

School districts have relied on the structures for decades, even as officials consider health risks and impacts on learning.

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Portable Classrooms Not Always The Right Answer To School Money Question

April 20
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Portables have saved money and time for school districts, but they have long-term consequences and limited benefits.

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Harris Questioned For Representing Gov. Brown During San Onofre Probe

April 15
By Amita Sharma

San Diego consumer lawyer Mike Aguirre has asked Gov. Jerry Brown’s office for records and communications related to San Onofre. But Attorney General Kamala Harris has notified Aguirre she is representing Brown’s office in the lawyer's request for documents under the California Public Records Act.

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What Elections Have San Diego Political Candidates Missed?

April 14
By Claire Trageser

As the June 7 election approaches, KPBS took a look at candidates’ voting records. The results may surprise you.

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Surgery Center Quality Will Soon Be Open To Public Scrutiny

April 14
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

An increasing number of procedures are done at outpatient facilities, and patients have had little data to help them make comparisons. That is about to change, at least in part.

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MTS Compass Card Was Insecure From The Beginning

April 13
By Andrew Bowen

A KPBS investigation into data security shortcomings at the Metropolitan Transit System has put pressure on the organization to fix the problem. But the issue did not start with MTS — it started with SANDAG.

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How SANDAG Worked The Media On Transportation Plan

April 7
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego Association of Governments spent a half million dollars on outside consultants to craft a media strategy to help win support last year for its controversial transportation blueprint.

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Critics Unhappy With Kamala Harris' Approach To San Onofre Probe

April 5
By Midday Edition
By Amita Sharma

Some consumer activists worry that California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Democratic Party loyalties are influencing her office's criminal investigation into the 2013 closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

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News In Numbers: Advanced EMTs Practically Overlooked — Except By Border Patrol

April 4
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

State data on first-responders show how a rarely used certification helps U.S. Border Patrol agents provide medical care in emergencies.

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Judges, Lawyers Major Donors To San Diego City Attorney Candidates

March 31
Joe Yerardi and Shine Cho / inewsource

Individuals who listed attorney, lawyer, general counsel or some variation of those as their occupation contributed a combined $229,000 as of Dec. 31. Seven judges also gave financial support to city attorney hopefuls.

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Murky Rule Generates Expensive Tax Turmoil For California Caregivers

March 28
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Some Californians who receive state payments for providing home care to the elderly or people with disabilities may have paid too much tax and others may have paid too little.

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Report Reveals Infection Rates For Individual San Diego Hospitals

March 22
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

The report by the Leapfrog Group, which represents employers who buy health coverage, provides information consumers can use about two types of potentially deadly infections. The data is more specific than what Medicare offers.

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San Diego Hospice Could Have Been Saved

March 18
Joanne Faryon

The hospice, considered a pioneering organization in end-of-life care, closed in 2013 amid a Medicare audit that alleged it owed the federal government more than $110 million in false claims.

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How Southern California Gas Could Make Up For Aliso Canyon Disaster

March 14
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Methane that escaped from the blown-out well caused a significant setback in California’s efforts to control greenhouse gases, but Southern California Gas has promised to mitigate the damage to the environment.

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Documents Raise Questions About San Diego Aquaculture Project

March 11
By Claire Trageser

Reports of diseased and deformed fish are raising questions about Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute’s role in running a proposed fish farm four miles off San Diego’s coast.