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Jerry Brown: Prophet Of Progressive Government?

Jerry Brown: Prophet Of Progressive Government?

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In 2010, California posted a budget deficit of $26 billion. Journalist Narda Zacchino credits Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 tax increase for allowing the state to put billions into a rainy day fund.

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Chargers Stadium Measure Faces Opposition

Aug. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association concluded the Chargers' ballot measure won't raise enough money. The city's Independent Budget Analyst says it will — if estimates are accurate.

UC San Diego Professor Examines The Cuban Economy

UC San Diego Professor Examines The Cuban Economy

Aug. 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the new book “Open For Business: Rebuilding the Cuban Economy,” UC San Diego professor Richard Feinberg explores where Cuba's economy is today and what the future may hold.

Public Health Leader From San Diego On Overcoming Poverty And Low E...

Public Health Leader From San Diego On Overcoming Poverty And Low Expectations

Aug. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

In a new memoir, Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, the executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, D.C., details growing up on Chollas View's G Street raised by a single mother.

When Jail Becomes A Death Sentence

When Jail Becomes A Death Sentence

Aug. 22
Lisa Pickoff-White, Julie Small / KQED Public Media

Statewide in 2015, one in four inmates who died in county jails committed suicide. In San Diego County, half of deaths were from inmates taking their own lives.

North County Roundup: Candidates Galore And A New Hotel

North County Roundup: Candidates Galore And A New Hotel

Aug. 22
By Pat Finn, Alison St John

In 2012, some cities in the region struggled to find enough candidates to make local races competitive. That's not the case now. Plus, an upscale hotel is coming to Escondido.

Scientists Mark 100 Years Of Recording Ocean Temp At Scripps Pier

Scientists Mark 100 Years Of Recording Ocean Temp At Scripps Pier

Aug. 22
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers have been taking ocean temperatures at the end of Scripps Pier for a century, and the data have a story to tell.

Faith And Community Groups To Go On 150-Mile March From The Border

Faith And Community Groups To Go On 150-Mile March From The Border

Aug. 19
By Jean Guerrero

To inspire empathy for immigrants, about 100 faith and community leaders from across the country will march from the U.S.-Mexico border in Imperial Beach to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles.

Shakespeare's 'Taming Of The Shrew' Reimagined In The Era Of 'Mad Men'

Shakespeare's 'Taming Of The Shrew' Reimagined In The Era Of 'Mad Men'

Aug. 19
By Beth Accomando

The Bard was a great writer, but some of his work can be problematic for contemporary audiences. A new production frames one character as a budding feminist dealing with chauvinistic attitudes in the 1960s.

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Straw Donors, Border Crossing Difficu...

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Straw Donors, Border Crossing Difficulties

Aug. 19
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

The presidential race continues to make headlines. Turns out, there were quite a number of straw donors to the Dumanis mayoral campaign. And American wives are being denied SENTRI passes when their husbands are deported to Mexico.