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President Trump Approves Federal Relief For San Diego's Storm Damages

President Trump Approves Federal Relief For San Diego's Storm Damages

March 16
By City News Service

President Donald Trump Thursday approved federal assistance to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts after storms that struck in January.

'Shot Across The Bow’ At California Greenhouse Gas Rules

'Shot Across The Bow’ At California Greenhouse Gas Rules

March 15
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

The Trump administration put California on notice Wednesday that it’s taking another look at miles per gallon requirements for cars and pickups that were negotiated during the Obama administration. Almost simultaneously, 10 attorneys general asked the administration to leave the rules alone.

San Diegans Sign Postcards For The President

San Diegans Sign Postcards For The President

March 15
By Gina Diamante, Tarryn Mento

Nearly 100 San Diegans turned out for a postcard writing event on Wednesday to pen their thoughts and mail them to the White House. It was part of a national effort to send millions of messages to the president on the same day

Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Revised Travel Ban

March 15
By Associated Press

Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii who questioned whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns.

High-Speed Rail Faces Funding Headwinds

High-Speed Rail Faces Funding Headwinds

March 15
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

California's high-speed rail project has taken a couple of recent funding hits, but state officials said the program remains on track, for now.

New Voices: A Younger Generation's Urgent Quest For Change In South...

New Voices: A Younger Generation's Urgent Quest For Change In Southeast San Diego

March 15
By Claire Trageser

These young leaders said they have not seen enough change in their community from the time of their parents or their grandparents. That makes their work urgent and their patience low.

Bill Aimed At Helping Deported Veterans Approved By Assembly Judici...

Bill Aimed At Helping Deported Veterans Approved By Assembly Judiciary Committee

March 14
By City News Service

Legislation to create a legal assistance fund for non- citizen veterans deported from the U.S. was approved Tuesday by one Assembly committee and now goes to another, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D- San Diego, announced.

Critics Of GOP Health Bill Get Ammunition From Budget Score

Critics Of GOP Health Bill Get Ammunition From Budget Score

March 14
By Associated Press

Critics of GOP health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade.

Financial Interests Behind San Diego Deals Worth Billions Still Und...

Financial Interests Behind San Diego Deals Worth Billions Still Undisclosed

March 13
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Despite overwhelming voter approval in 1992, three separate city attorney recommendations and an inewsource investigation, the city of San Diego is still not following a law mandating government transparency.

San Diego And Tijuana Sign Renewed Cooperation Agreement

San Diego And Tijuana Sign Renewed Cooperation Agreement

March 13
By Andrew Bowen

The mayors of San Diego and Tijuana have signed an updated memorandum of understanding that pledges closer cross-border cooperation. The news comes as President Donald Trump is moving forward with plans to build a border wall — something both mayors have spoken against.

New California Assembly Bill Would Reform SANDAG, Local Transit Age...

New California Assembly Bill Would Reform SANDAG, Local Transit Agencies

March 13
By City News Service

Legislation that would introduce reforms to the embattled San Diego Association of Governments and two area transit agencies was introduced in the state Legislature Monday.

California Lawmakers Announce Plan To Reduce Student Debt

California Lawmakers Announce Plan To Reduce Student Debt

March 13
By Associated Press

Assembly Democrats on Monday proposed an extensive expansion of financial aid programs for students at California's public colleges and universities.

Many Buskers Want San Diego To Change Rules Of The Game

Many Buskers Want San Diego To Change Rules Of The Game

March 13
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

They're collecting signatures and some even plan to show up at the San Diego City Council meeting on Tuesday to ask for a change to the city code.

California Immigration Measure Amended, Heads To Senate Vote

California Immigration Measure Amended, Heads To Senate Vote

March 13
By Associated Press

A measure intended to impede President Donald Trump's immigration policy has been amended in a futile attempt make it more acceptable to law enforcement.

California Democratic, Republican Voter Registrations Decline Sharply

California Democratic, Republican Voter Registrations Decline Sharply

March 13
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Californians who have registered to vote since the November election are increasingly turning away from both the Democratic and Republican parties.