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Single-Payer Health Care System Proposed For California

Single-Payer Health Care System Proposed For California

Feb. 17
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill to create a single-payer health care system for all Californians, including immigrants living in the state illegally.

City Council District 3's Chris Ward: An 'Open-Minded' Progressive

City Council District 3's Chris Ward: An 'Open-Minded' Progressive

Feb. 17
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward has quickly established himself as one of the most outspoken progressives in city leadership. But he says he has personal relationships with conservatives, and describes his leadership style as "open-minded and collaborative."

Roundtable: Dam Trouble, Labor Union Difficulties, Carlsbad's Power...

Roundtable: Dam Trouble, Labor Union Difficulties, Carlsbad's Power Plans

Feb. 17
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Was the near-disaster in Oroville a result of negligence? Some express concern about Sweetwater Dam here. Local labor leader Mickey Kasparian is sued for harassment and retaliation. Is Carlsbad getting a power plant that's unnecessary and obsolete?

Mexico Senators, California Lawmakers Talk Trump's Immigration Agenda

Mexico Senators, California Lawmakers Talk Trump's Immigration Agenda

Feb. 17
Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

A delegation of Mexican senators met with California Democratic lawmakers over the past two days to talk about what they can do to help immigrants who may be at risk of deportation under the Trump administration.

Without Obamacare Or A Replacement, 370,000 In San Diego County Cou...

Without Obamacare Or A Replacement, 370,000 In San Diego County Could Lose Insurance

Feb. 16
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource, Joe Yerardi / inewsource

About 370,000 San Diego County residents (4.7 million in the state) — or one in nine — who could lose health coverage if the insurance provisions in Obamacare, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), go away.

Trump Seeks Pause In Legal Fight With Revised Travel Ban

Trump Seeks Pause In Legal Fight With Revised Travel Ban

Feb. 16
By Associated Press

The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation from terrorism.

From The Dakota Access Pipeline To The Border Wall, Series Explores...

From The Dakota Access Pipeline To The Border Wall, Series Explores Disputes Over Sacred Indian Lands

Feb. 16
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

KJZZ Fronteras News Desk reporter Laurel Morales discusses how producing the "Earth + Bone" series changed the way she looks at what is sacred.

California's State-Run Retirement Program Imperiled By House Vote

California's State-Run Retirement Program Imperiled By House Vote

Feb. 16
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted for a resolution that could disallow a new state-run retirement program in California, affecting as many as seven million workers.

County To Decide Whether To Begin Pursuing Community Choice Energy

County To Decide Whether To Begin Pursuing Community Choice Energy

Feb. 14
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will decide Wednesday whether to take the first step toward pursuing the alternative energy program community choice aggregation.

San Diego City Council Supports Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban

San Diego City Council Supports Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban

Feb. 14
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego City Council is co-signing an amicus brief written by the city of Chicago in support of a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's travel ban. Councilman Scott Sherman cast the lone vote against supporting the lawsuit, which is still being decided in court.

Rep. Issa's Constituents Call On Him To Attend Town Hall On Health ...

Rep. Issa's Constituents Call On Him To Attend Town Hall On Health Care

Feb. 15
By Alison St John

Constituents in the 49th Congressional District have invited Rep. Darrell Issa to a town hall meeting focusing on health care next week.

Board Of Supervisors Vote To Take Steps In Improving 2,000 Miles Of...

Board Of Supervisors Vote To Take Steps In Improving 2,000 Miles Of Road

Feb. 14
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to take steps to improve 2,000 miles of deteriorating streets in the unincorporated areas, including lobbying the state and federal governments for help in funding the effort.

Brown Has Clear Record Opposing "Sanctuary State" Bill

Brown Has Clear Record Opposing "Sanctuary State" Bill

Feb. 14
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Gov. Jerry Brown may soon need to decide whether to sign a bill that would essentially make California a “sanctuary state.” The measure would ban state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

'We've Come Too Far To Go Back' Say Elderly Activists Protesting Tr...

'We've Come Too Far To Go Back' Say Elderly Activists Protesting Trump Administration

Feb. 14
By Susan Murphy

A group of 50 women in their 80s, 90s and 100s marched last month with walkers and canes through their Seacrest Village retirement home in Encinitas in solidarity with the nationwide Women’s Marches. Now, the seniors have put down their handmade signs and picked up pens and paper.

US Homeland Security Secretary Tells San Diego Police He Doesn't 'H...

US Homeland Security Secretary Tells San Diego Police He Doesn't 'Have A Clue' What A Sanctuary City Is

Feb. 13
By Associated Press

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told San Diego law enforcement officials on a tour of nation's border with Mexico Friday that he couldn't define a sanctuary city.

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