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Brown, Lawmakers Extend Water Bond Talks

Aug. 12
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have released a new $7.2 billion water bond proposal, but there's no deal yet. To buy more time, lawmakers have extended a key election deadline by 48 hours.

Feds Still Want Migrant Shelter In Escondido; City Does Not

Aug. 11
By Jill Replogle
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Government contractor Southwest Key says it has secured leases to open shelters for migrant youth in two defunct Escondido hotels. The city won't give them a business license.

Only A Quarter Of San Diego's Trash Is Recycled Annually

Aug. 11
By City News Service
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San Diego should revise its contracts with private garbage haulers to boost recycling rates, an audit of the city's waste collection system recommended Monday.

Diaper Bill Proposed By San Diego Assemblywoman Provokes Backlash

Aug. 11
Capital Public Radio
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Lorena Gonzalez is dealing with some hostile reactions after proposing eligible California families receive $80 a month to help buy diapers. 

Rising Gas Prices Equals Bad News For California Politicians

Aug. 8
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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Beginning in January, fuel suppliers in California will have to comply with the Cap and Trade program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some estimates say per-gallon gasoline prices could increase from 10 cents to 69 cents a gallon.

Want to talk politics? Visit Politifest Saturday At Liberty Station

Aug. 8
By Marissa Cabrera

Voice of San Diego's annual festival of politics is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Station's Central Promenade. Everything from politics to jobs to education will be talked about at Politifest 2014.

Mayor Vetoes San Diego Minimum Wage Increase; Council Considers Override

Aug. 8
By Tarryn Mento
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The mayor has previously said the ordinance increasing the city's minimum wage would raise prices and cause layoffs.

A Few Actions The San Diego City Council Took Before Vacation

Aug. 7
By Tarryn Mento
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The San Diego City Council put off deciding on big issues at the last meeting before a month-long recess.

National Guard Puts Brakes On NASCAR Sponsorship

Aug. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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The National Guard's sponsorship of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. is coming to a screeching halt due to budget concerns. The Guard has backed NASCAR's Earnhardt as a recruitment tool since 2008.

Chargers’ Preseason Kicks Off Thursday; Team Still Maneuvering For New Stadium

Aug. 7
Jay Paris
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The Spanos family, owners of the San Diego Chargers, started asking the city for a new stadium in 2002. And like the team's quest for a Super Bowl title, the desire for a stadium remains unfulfilled.

San Diego City Council Prepares For Month-Long Vacation

Aug. 6
By City News Service
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The San Diego City Council goes on a four-week break after Thursday's special meeting, which will give members, and Mayor Kevin Faulconer, a chance to catch up with family and work on important civic issues.

Green Technology Building Code Changes Approved For San Diego County

Aug. 6
By City News Service
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of all but one of the staff's recommendations.

What's Next For San Diego Convention Center Expansion?

Aug. 5
Midday Edition
By Tarryn Mento
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The fate of the $520 million Convention Center project is uncertain after a state appeals court ruled Friday that the city's plan to fund the expansion was unconstitutional.

San Diego Minimum Wage Hike Won't Include Some Disabled Workers

Aug. 4
By Claire Trageser
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Workers with mental or physical disabilities who are currently paid less than the minimum wage will not be getting a raise under San Diego's new minimum wage law.

California Bill Would Bar Warrantless Use Of Law Enforcement Drones

Aug. 4
Max Pringle / Capital Public Radio
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The bill has cleared the state Assembly. It’s now awaiting a vote of the full Senate.