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Speaker Atkins May Consider New Assembly Rules About Drinking

Aug. 25
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins says she'll have to take a look at new rules around drinking in the Assembly following the arrest of Sen. Ben Hueso.

Camp Pendleton Marines Return Home As Afghanistan War Winds Down

Aug. 25
By Susan Murphy
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More than three dozen Camp Pendleton Marines returning from Afghanistan Monday night are among the last U.S. troops packing up from Operation Enduring Freedom.

'Don't Sign It' Campaign Counters Petition Drive To Overturn Minimum-Wage Hike

Aug. 22
By Claire Trageser
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Backers of San Diego's minimum-wage increase launched a "Don't Sign It" campaign to thwart a petition to place the issue before voters.

Why Three North County Cities Canceled Their Elections

Aug. 21
Leo Castaneda / inewsource
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What happens if a city holds an election and only one person runs? If those cities are San Marcos, Del Mar and Solana Beach, there is no election.

San Diego Legislator Ben Hueso Arrested On DUI Charge

Aug. 22
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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The CHP arrested the state senator and former San Diego councilman, and he was booked into the Sacramento County jail shortly before 4 a.m. Friday.

Roundtable Reflects On Faulconer's Choices, Lorena Gonzalez' Bills, Riding Uber

Aug. 22
Midday Edition
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The San Diego mayor can choose to lead on the minimum wage and convention center issues or he can sit and watch. Sacramento pols chose to support a $7.5 billion water bond in November. Lorena Gonzalez has chosen to launch a legislation barrage. And San Diegans are choosing Uber and Lyft over taxis — and so are drivers.

California Plans Aid To Immigrant Minors

Aug. 22
Associated Press
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California lawmakers will approve legislation to spend $3 million in state money to provide legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.

California Community Colleges One Step Closer To Offering 4-Year Degrees

Aug. 21
By City News Service
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A bill allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees just needs Gov. Jerry Brown's signature desk after being passed by the Senate on Thursday.

Escondido Councilwoman Now Supports Initiative To Develop Golf Course

Aug. 21
By Jill Replogle
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Escondido City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Olga Diaz says she's supporting a developer's initiative to put homes on a former golf course. Nearby residents want it to remain open space.

California Assembly Approves Birth Control Access Bill

Aug. 21
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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A bill that would require health insurers in California to provide free coverage of all FDA-approved birth control methods passed the Assembly on a party-line vote.

Feds Allege Mexican Billionaire Has Long History Of Criminal Activity

Aug. 20
By Tarryn Mento
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Federal prosecutors say a Mexican billionaire at the center of a campaign finance scandal in San Diego has a long history of criminal activity.

November Ballot Set: No School Bond, Lawmaker Suspension Measures

Aug. 20
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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Legislative proposals to add a school bond and constitutional amendment allowing lawmakers to be suspended without pay to California’s November ballot have stalled.

Gov. Jerry Brown Agrees To Debate GOP Rival

Aug. 19
Associated Press
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The Democratic governor has agreed to one debate with his Republican rival, Neel Kashkari, before the November election.

California Lawmakers Consider Incentives Package For Tesla Motors

Aug. 19
Max Pringle / Capital Public Radio
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California is negotiating an incentive package to lure Tesla Motor’s planned electric car battery manufacturing plant in the state.

GOP: Reverse Budget Reserve Restriction On School Districts

Aug. 19
Capital Public Radio
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A provision in this year’s state budget, sets a maximum budget reserve for school districts.