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California Lawmakers Pass Bill To Pay Farmworkers Overtime After 8 Hours

California Lawmakers Pass Bill To Pay Farmworkers Overtime After 8 Hours

Aug. 29
By Associated Press

Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers.

Disability Advocates Want To Raise Awareness Of New Voting Rights Law

Aug. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin
Disability Advocates Want To Raise Awareness Of New Voting Rights Law

They're pushing California courts and nonprofits to spread awareness of a 2015 law that can restore the right to vote to those who have lost it in court proceedings.

Scripps Health Joins MD Anderson Cancer Network

Aug. 29
By Susan Murphy, City News Service
Scripps Health Joins MD Anderson Cancer Network

The partnership will enable San Diego patients to have access to medical, radiation and surgical oncology; pathology; laboratory and diagnostic imaging, as well as other clinical and support services.

Introducing The Newest Research Ship In Town: The Sally Ride

Introducing The Newest Research Ship In Town: The Sally Ride

Aug. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

After about a dozen years in the making, the Sally Ride research vessel arrived at its home port in Point Loma Friday. The ship will be used to conduct any kind of research that scientists can think up and do at sea.

The Personal Price Of '15 Years Of War'

The Personal Price Of '15 Years Of War'

Aug. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The wife of one U.S. Marine officer who has served since 2000 has documented her family's experience during his multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

This Year's Challenges For Students, Pre-Students, Teachers And Cha...

This Year's Challenges For Students, Pre-Students, Teachers And Charter Schools

Aug. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

As the 2016-17 school year begins, some charter school funds are running out, preschool can be pretty darn expensive, and the chronic absence rate — for teachers — is high.

Documenting The Dead On The Arizona Border: Lonely Remains Matched ...

Documenting The Dead On The Arizona Border: Lonely Remains Matched To Lost Loved Ones

Aug. 29
By Michel Marizco

A nonprofit organization, the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, is working to match the DNA of hundreds of unidentified migrants who died crossing the Arizona-Mexico border with families living in the U.S.

News In Numbers: Half Of San Diego County Extremely Vulnerable To W...

News In Numbers: Half Of San Diego County Extremely Vulnerable To Wildfire

Aug. 29
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

More than half the land in San Diego County is at high or very high potential for difficult-to-control wildfire, according to data gleaned from maps prepared by the U.S. Forest Service.

What Will Pot Legalization Cost San Diego?

What Will Pot Legalization Cost San Diego?

Aug. 29
By Andrew Bowen

Estimates are difficult to make for how much legalizing marijuana will cost San Diego and how much revenue a local pot tax, Measure N, will generate.

Roundtable: Officer-Involved Shooting; Chargers; More Money, Less T...

Roundtable: Officer-Involved Shooting; Chargers; More Money, Less Traffic?

Aug. 26
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

An officer's deposition reveals a surprising outcome in the 2015 shooting of Fridoon Nehad. The Chargers defend their stadium plan. And does more funding mean less traffic?

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