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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.

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Heavily Redacted Memo Shields Notes In Fatal San Diego Police Shooting

March 10
By Midday Edition

The 1½-page memo by San Diego police Capt. David Nisleit has his name and the date and time it was sent. The rest of the document, including the subject line, is blacked out.

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Zapf, Alvarez Join Campaign To 'Fix' MTS Compass Card

March 8
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego council members David Alvarez and Lori Zapf, both on the Metropolitan Transit System board, are working with Circulate San Diego to "fix the Compass Card" by making it more secure and user-friendly.

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San Diego Doctors Win Long Campaign For Higher Medicare Pay

March 8
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Higher physician reimbursement should improve access to health care and shorten appointment wait times for Medicare beneficiaries in San Diego County.

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MTS Board Members Ask For Faster Data Security Upgrades

March 3
By Andrew Bowen

In a letter to the Metropolitan Transit System's CEO, two San Diego City Council members asked him to speed up the transit agency's data security upgrades, following a KPBS report on the system's flaws.

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Former YMCA Executive Says Problems Remain At Organization

March 1
By Amita Sharma

Details of an inquiry last year into the operation of the YMCA of San Diego County found no illegal conduct at the organization. But the exit of a key executive may indicate the YMCA’s troubles remain.

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San Diego Releases List Of Data To Be Made Public

Feb. 29
By Claire Trageser

On Monday, the city released a list of 115 data sets it plans to make public. The public can vote on what data sets should be published first, which will begin July 1.

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MTS Admits Credit Card Security Gaps

Feb. 29
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego’s public transit agency is failing to comply with standard data security measures, creating a potential liability for both transit riders and taxpayers.

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Unions Pull Support For Peters, Davis After Trade Vote; Impact Limited

Feb. 24
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Last spring, organized labor pushed hard but unsuccessfully to convince Democratic Representatives Scott Peters and Susan Davis to oppose fast-track consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Eight months after they bucked the unions, their labor money has dried up but more serious threats have failed to materialize.