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Roundtable: A Closer Look At The Border Wall

Roundtable: A Closer Look At The Border Wall

Nov. 17
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The call for a new border wall between the U.S. and Mexico stretching from California through Texas has been covered by media the world over. But an investigation by KPBS and inewsource reveals new details about the history of the current wall.

Roundtable: Troubles At Qualcomm, San Ysidro School District, SeaWo...

Roundtable: Troubles At Qualcomm, San Ysidro School District, SeaWorld And The San Diego River

Nov. 10
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

There's a big offer from Broadcom to buy Qualcomm Inc., big financial troubles for the San Ysidro School District and SeaWorld, and a big mess along the San Diego River, where the homeless are migrating.

Roundtable: Housing Commission, El Cajon Gets Tough, Child Sex Traf...

Roundtable: Housing Commission, El Cajon Gets Tough, Child Sex Trafficking, Sex Workers' Lawsuit

Nov. 3
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The San Diego Housing Commission says there's a reason its sitting on $278 million in unspent funds. El Cajon cracks down on the homeless. The FBI cracks down on Americans who travel to Tijuana for sex with children. And a lawsuit on behalf of California sex workers reaches federal court here.

Roundtable: SDG&E Power Plays, Short-Term Rental Mess, Homeless Cam...

Roundtable: SDG&E Power Plays, Short-Term Rental Mess, Homeless Campground

Oct. 27
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

SDG&E keeps asking to bill its customers for the remaining 2007 wildfire costs. The city of San Diego has had 2 1/2 years to create rules for short-term rentals but nothing has been decided yet. And the new homeless campground near downtown San Diego has unexpected tenants: children.

Roundtable: Covering The 2007 Fires, SDPD's Salary Deal

Roundtable: Covering The 2007 Fires, SDPD's Salary Deal

Oct. 20
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

What was it like to cover the destructive 2007 wildfires, to send reporters into danger, to get out critical information amidst crashing websites and without smart phones? Well, there was invention, cooperation and pure determination. And a new thing called Twitter.

Roundtable: DACA Demands, Feinstein's Run, Hep A Continues, La Mesa...

Roundtable: DACA Demands, Feinstein's Run, Hep A Continues, La Mesa School Board

Oct. 13
By Pat Finn

President Trump said he wanted to make a deal with Democrats to save DACA and then seemed to make a deal impossible. Dianne Feinstein will keep running. Hepatitis A keeps making people sick. And the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District appoints a novice to fill a vacant seat.

Roundtable: Mass Shootings, 'Categate,' Transparency Law, Jury Tria...

Roundtable: Mass Shootings, 'Categate,' Transparency Law, Jury Trial For Homeless Man

Oct. 6
By Kenny Goldberg, Pat Finn

Another mass shooting in America. Same aftermath? The leaker of a confidential memo comes forward. A city law meant to increase transparency gets a boost. A homeless man gets a jury trial for sleeping on the street.

Roundtable: Hep A Blame Game, Olango's Legacy, The Delta Tunnel

Roundtable: Hep A Blame Game, Olango's Legacy, The Delta Tunnel

Sept. 29
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

San Diego city and county officials blame each other for the glacial reaction to the hepatitis A outbreak. The shooting of Alfred Olango is having a lasting impact. The proposed Sacramento Delta tunnel is a very big deal.

Roundtable: Hepatitis Spread, Tiny Home Hurdles, Legal Battle Freez...

Roundtable: Hepatitis Spread, Tiny Home Hurdles, Legal Battle Freezes Foundation Donations

Sept. 22
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Miles of sandy beaches, perennially sunny skies and a worsening hepatitis outbreak: Is San Diego still attractive to tourists? Tiny homes face huge hurdles in San Diego. And a nasty legal battle holds up donations at the Conrad Prebys Foundation.

Roundtable: Homelessness And Hep A, Fire Season Looms, Catholic Chu...

Roundtable: Homelessness And Hep A, Fire Season Looms, Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Settlement

Sept. 15
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

San Diego took emergency measures this week, as the city tries to address the deadly outbreak of Hepatitis A. The traditional wildfire season is here, but lots of local fire personnel are elsewhere, battling fires up north. And, is the Catholic Diocese in San Diego doing enough the protect kids from predators, 10 years after settling 144 sexual abuse lawsuits?

Roundtable: A Deep Dive Into DACA

Roundtable: A Deep Dive Into DACA

Sept. 8
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

The Trump administration takes on immigration reform, by announcing the popular DACA program will wind down over the next six months. What does that mean for San Diego "Dreamers"?

Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUS...

Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUSD; Bye-Bye Remedial Math

Sept. 1
By Pat Finn

A California Supreme Court ruling may make it easier to build a football stadium -- or a highway. The Salk Institute is facing a lot of challenges. SDUSD begins a new year with old problems. Ditching remedial math may make sense.

Roundtable: Accident-Prone Navy; Paying For Wildfires; Change In Mi...

Roundtable: Accident-Prone Navy; Paying For Wildfires; Change In Mission Valley

Aug. 25
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The U.S. Navy looks for answers after a string of accidents. Two judges recommend SDG&E bear the costs for the 2007 wildfires. And Mission Valley sees something different in its future.

Roundtable: Charlottesville Fallout, NAFTA Makeover, SeaWorld Slump

Roundtable: Charlottesville Fallout, NAFTA Makeover, SeaWorld Slump

Aug. 18
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

The president's take on vestiges of the Civil War raises eyebrows and drops jaws in the wake of last weekend's violence in Charlottesville. Local leaders brace for adjustments to NAFTA. And SeaWorld is changing with the times, but is it too late?

Roundtable: SANDAG Saga Continues, Former Mayor Helps Win Developme...

Roundtable: SANDAG Saga Continues, Former Mayor Helps Win Development Deal

Aug. 11
By Kenny Goldberg, Neiko Will

The head of SANDAG announced his retirement this week. Will the taint of the revenue forecasting scandal go with him? And, a former San Diego mayor helps seal a subsidized housing development deal with the county. Did her chummy ties to a supervisor help?

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