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Bennett Lacy

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Roundtable: Election 2018 Local Races

May 25
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A discussion on some of the major local races voters will decide in the June 5 primary election, including District Attorney, Sheriff and two open seats for Board of Supervisors.

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Roundtable: California’s Sanctuary Critics Go To Washington

May 18
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego County political leaders critical of California's sanctuary law go to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump, SeaWorld's parent company says business is up for the start of 2018, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park announces a breakthrough in its rhino breeding program.

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San Diego International Airport Seeks Innovators To Improve Parking, Customer Mobility

May 18
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego International Airport will work with nearly a dozen companies this summer to develop ideas that will better serve travelers. The focus will be on airport parking and customer mobility. Companies selected to participate will work out of the airport's former commuter terminal, which has been repurposed as the Innovation Lab.

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Roundtable: Billionaire Targets San Diego County District Attorney Race

May 11
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

The race for San Diego County District Attorney is about to see a flood of ads paid by outside money, the city of Riverside has found a way to effectively end homelessness among veterans and a conversation with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

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San Diego's Startup Tech Scene Gets Boost From EvoNexus

April 4
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego tech incubator EvoNexus recently showcased several startups at its Demo Day event hosted by Qualcomm. Lynx Biosciences, a company that specializes in helping doctors develop personalized treatment for blood cancers, was chosen as the winner. San Diego was recently ranked among the top five U.S. cities for startups.

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Roundtable: Picking Sides In Sanctuary Fight

March 30
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego County supervisors will soon discuss in a closed-door session whether to join Orange County in supporting a federal lawsuit against California's sanctuary policies, the bike rental craze hits a backlash in two San Diego communities, and Barrio Logan residents say the city needs to do more to regulate trucks driving through small neighborhoods.

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Roundtable: March For Our Lives

March 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Coming up Friday on KPBS Roundtable, the national March for Our Lives will include a large demonstrations in San Diego for tougher gun laws, the company hired to clean up trouble spots during the hepatitis A outbreak is accused of overcharging, and a look at how the war in Iraq, now 15 years old, impacted San Diego.

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Roundtable: Trump In San Diego, Qualcomm Bid, California Middle Class

March 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

President Donald Trump gets a first-hand look at his border wall project, Qualcomm won't be under new ownership anytime soon, and the growing challenge of making it in California.

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Roundtable: Sanctuary State Fight, School Sex Assault Investigation, Sewage Spill Lawsuit

March 9
By Bennett Lacy, Kris Vera-Phillips

The Trump Administration battles California over sanctuary state policies, the investigation into the handling of a sexual assault case at Lincoln High School and frustration over cross-border sewage spills leads to a multi-city lawsuit.

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Roundtable: San Diego Union-Tribune Sold, Skyrocketing Water Bills, Public Money For SDSU Expansion

Feb. 9
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A biotech billionaire is buying The San Diego Union-Tribune and Los Angeles Times, local homeowners are seeing unexplained spikes in their water bills and new questions over whether San Diego State University's planned expansion would use public money.

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