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Stories by Deb Welsh

Valley Center Author Found Guilty Of Practicing Medicine Without Li...

Valley Center Author Found Guilty Of Practicing Medicine Without License

Feb. 4
By Deb Welsh

Robert Young, the author of "The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health," is facing jail time for providing bogus medical treatments.

San Diegans Offset Air Travel With Carbon Credits

San Diegans Offset Air Travel With Carbon Credits

Oct. 22
By Deb Welsh

Now San Diego air travelers can go to an airport coffee shop and get a carbon offset sticker with their cappuccino.

Mesa Community College Kicks Off 4-Year Degree Program

Mesa Community College Kicks Off 4-Year Degree Program

Aug. 25
By Deb Welsh

As part of a state pilot program Mesa College is offering a four-year degree in Health Information Management.

Affirmative Action Bans Lead To Decline In Medical School Enrollees...

Affirmative Action Bans Lead To Decline In Medical School Enrollees Of Color

July 7
By Deb Welsh

The findings show affirmative action bans have led to about a 17 percent decline in first-time medical school enrollees who are underrepresented students of color.

San Diegans Face Property Tax Deadline

San Diegans Face Property Tax Deadline

Dec. 9
By Deb Welsh

Property taxes are due Wednesday. Failure to make the payment on time will result in a 10 percent penalty.

Big Turnout Expected For Clean The Bay Day

Big Turnout Expected For Clean The Bay Day

Oct. 24
By Deb Welsh

Clean the Bay Day is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at South Shores Park. During last year's event, volunteers collected 561 pounds of trash.

U.S. Supreme Court To Decide San Diego Man's Death Sentence

Oct. 21
By Deb Welsh and Associated Press

The high court has agreed to consider a case that will determine the constitutionality of dismissing minority jurors.

Saturday Is "Electric Vehicle Day" In San Diego

Saturday Is "Electric Vehicle Day" In San Diego

Sept. 19
By Deb Welsh

Want to get to know more about electric vehicles and even test drive one? This Saturday is your chance.

When Baby Boomers Take A Vacation, It's Often A 'Celebration'

When Baby Boomers Take A Vacation, It's Often A 'Celebration'

Aug. 8
By Deb Welsh

Even hard-earned vacation time doesn't come without its challenges. Figuring out where to go and staying within your budget are two of the biggest problems for vacationers.

Del Mar Makes Changes To Turf Track After Horse Deaths

Del Mar Makes Changes To Turf Track After Horse Deaths

July 28
By Deb Welsh and Associated Press

Eight horses at the Del Mar Race Track have died in two weeks of racing. Four of the horses were running on the track's turf course when they were injured and eventually euthanized.

Are You Ready For Some FootGolf?

Are You Ready For Some FootGolf?

July 11
By Deb Welsh

Forget "Route 66." You can now get your kicks by playing a new and wildly popular sport called “footgolf."

North County Manufacturing Roundtable In Vista On Tuesday

North County Manufacturing Roundtable In Vista On Tuesday

June 30
By Deb Welsh

An executive roundtable Tuesday will talk about the reasons manufacturing companies choose to operate or stay in San Diego's North County.

Nation Recognizes PTSD Awareness Day

June 27
By Deb Welsh

Friday is the nation's official day to focus on post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that has affected many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Public To Review San Diego County Community Enhancement Grants

June 12
By Deb Welsh

Critics say the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program essentially is a slush fund that County supervisors can tap into when in need of political support. But the public has more opportunities to give input into how Community Enhancement grants are spent.

Interfaith Community Services Receives HUD Grant To Help North Coun...

Interfaith Community Services Receives HUD Grant To Help North County Homeless

June 23
By Deb Welsh

More than 1,600 homeless individuals were found in North County on a single day last January.

San Diego Chaldean Members Urge President Obama To Help In Iraq

San Diego Chaldean Members Urge President Obama To Help In Iraq

June 20
By Deb Welsh

Some of San Diego's Iraqi community are heading to Washington, D.C. in hopes of convincing President Barack Obama to take action against a militant offensive.

Nearly Half Of Californians Favor Health Care Reform, Survey Reveals

Nearly Half Of Californians Favor Health Care Reform, Survey Reveals

May 26
By Deb Welsh

Nearly half of Californians have a generally favorable opinion of federal health care reform, according to a new survey by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.

San Diego County Grand Jury Wants Accountability

San Diego County Grand Jury Wants Accountability

May 21
By Deb Welsh

The San Diego County grand jury can make recommendations to government entities, but it has no policing powers to ensure any changes are made. It wants "implementation review committees" created so the grand jury's work isn't ignored.

Bad News Keeps Piling Up For North County's Gregory Canyon Landfill

Bad News Keeps Piling Up For North County's Gregory Canyon Landfill

May 2
By Deb Welsh

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said this week it was withdrawing Gregory Canyon Ltd.'s permit application for the project proposed for east of Interstate 15 along the San Luis Rey River.

San Diego State University Seeks Memorabilia From MLK Visit

San Diego State University Seeks Memorabilia From MLK Visit

April 7
By Deb Welsh

School officials want to commemorate the visit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to SDSU nearly 50 years ago but are having difficulty locating memorabilia from the event.

Do's And Don'ts When San Diego's Rattlesnake Season Arrives Early

Do's And Don'ts When San Diego's Rattlesnake Season Arrives Early

March 25
By Deb Welsh

The number of rattlesnake calls to the San Diego County Department of Animal Services has more than tripled compared to the same period last year.

Legendary Racehorse On The Move Even In Death

Legendary Racehorse On The Move Even In Death

March 14
By Deb Welsh

The remains of the first racehorse bred in California to earn more than $1 million was exhumed after nearly 50 years by a group of archeology students before being moved to Del Mar..

PBS Survey Shows Parents Concerned Kids Aren't Ready For School

PBS Survey Shows Parents Concerned Kids Aren't Ready For School

March 6
By Deb Welsh

If you're a parent with a young child you may be worried that he or she lacks the necessary skills to start elementary school. According to a new survey, you're not alone.

San Diego's Superbowl Of Ornithology In Its 18th Year

San Diego's Superbowl Of Ornithology In Its 18th Year

Feb. 27
By Deb Welsh

The annual San Diego Bird Festival, now in its 18th year, is called the "Superbowl of Ornithology."

Congress Urging San Diego High School Students To Develop Mobile Ap...

Congress Urging San Diego High School Students To Develop Mobile App For STEM Contest

Feb. 25
By Deb Welsh

Congress wants to hear from tomorrow's innovative leaders today. That's why representatives have launched the first annual "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" -- or "STEM" competition for high school students.

Forest Service, CPUC Hold Public Meeting Over Backcountry Power Pol...

Forest Service, CPUC Hold Public Meeting Over Backcountry Power Pole Conversion Project

Feb. 19
By Deb Welsh

The U.S. Forest Service and California Public Utilities Service are hosting a public meeting to discuss San Diego Gas & Electric's master special use permit project.

Breaking Down Faulconer's Win In San Diego Mayor's Race

Breaking Down Faulconer's Win In San Diego Mayor's Race

Feb. 12
By Deb Welsh, Tarryn Mento

Overnight, Republican Kevin Faulconer went from city councilman to mayor-elect. For insight into how he defeated Democrat David Alvarez, KPBS Morning Edition Anchor Deb Welsh spoke with San Diego Mesa College political science Professor Carl Luna.

SDSU Professor Helps Test California Kelp For Radiation Exposure Fr...

SDSU Professor Helps Test California Kelp For Radiation Exposure From Fukushima Disaster

Feb. 10
By Deb Welsh

Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear incident, testing for radiation will begin on samples taken from the kelp forest along the California coastline.

Toni Atkins To Become First State Assembly Speaker From San Diego

Jan. 24
By Deb Welsh

KPBS Morning Edition host Deb Welsh spoke with Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins about "then and now," and asked if she had any idea she'd end up where she is today.

Loan Repayment Program For Nursing Students Accepting Applications

Jan. 17
By Deb Welsh

A federal program that repays school loans partially for nursing students in exchange for taking a job in an underserved area is now accepting applications.

Water Rates At Root Of San Diego's Case Against Metropolitan Water District

Dec. 17
By Deb Welsh

The latest salvo in a long-standing feud between the San Diego County Water Authority and the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is playing out in a San Francisco court beginning Tuesday.

What's Worse Government Shutdown Or Hitting The Debt Ceiling?

Sept. 27
By Deb Welsh

Top House Republican leaders have rejected the short-term spending plan expected to be passed by the Senate in coming days — increasing the possibility of a government shutdown next week. But that's not the only problem we're facing.

Following The Money In The Race For San Diego's Mayor: Who's In The...

Following The Money In The Race For San Diego's Mayor: Who's In The Lead?

Sept. 20
By Deb Welsh, Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Our media partner inewsource brings us an update on who has received the most $1,000-plus contributions in the race for San Diego's next mayor.

How To Beat The Flu This Season

How To Beat The Flu This Season

Sept. 16
By Deb Welsh

It may still be too early to tell exactly what this year's flu season will bring, but it's not too early to roll up your sleeve for a vaccine.

Dow Jones Industial Averages Is Set For Changes

Sept. 11
By Deb Welsh

Alcoa, Bank of America and Hewlett-Packard are being dropped from the index of America's 30 top companies and replaced by Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa.

How To Talk To Someone Who's Thinking About Suicide

Sept. 10
By Deb Welsh

A record number of people committed suicide in San Diego County last year, 413 to be exact. But why?

Q&A: Why Are Back-To-School Sales Down?

Aug. 19
By Deb Welsh

Consumers are ordinarily big spenders when it comes to back to school purchases. But this year, those sales are down by as much as 9 percent. Why?

Summer Months Peak Season For West Nile Virus

Summer Months Peak Season For West Nile Virus

July 31
By Deb Welsh

In San Diego County, three crows have tested positive for West Nile virus in recent weeks. KPBS Morning Edition's Deb Welsh speaks with Chris Conlan, a county health official, to learn what makes the virus so prevalent.

Comic-Con Invades San Diego

Comic-Con Invades San Diego

July 18
By Beth Accomando, Deb Welsh

Just ahead of Comic-Con day one, KPBS Morning Edition's Deb Welsh talks with KPBS arts reporter — and longtime Comic-Con attendee — Beth Accomando.

Former Troop Member Responds To Boy Scouts' Acceptance Of Openly Ga...

Former Troop Member Responds To Boy Scouts' Acceptance Of Openly Gay Youths

May 28
By Deb Welsh

Chance Kawar, an Eagle Scout and former member of La Mesa's Troop 51, shares his thoughts on the Boy Scouts of America's recent vote to end its ban on openly gay youths.

Brothers Bound For "Biggest Baddest Bucketlist Competition"

Brothers Bound For "Biggest Baddest Bucketlist Competition"

May 16
By Deb Welsh

Two San Diego brothers with a passion for travel video blogging are selected among 10 finalists for the competition.

County Seeks Families To Adopt Foster Children

County Seeks Families To Adopt Foster Children

May 9
By Deb Welsh

San Diego County is renewing its commitment to find loving, permanent homes for children now in temporary foster care. KPBS Morning Edition Anchor Deb Welsh spoke with County Supervisor Dave Roberts about the effort.

Breakthrough Results Lead To Multi-Million Dollar Donation

March 25
By Deb Welsh

Former Padres owner John Moores wants to strike-out river blindness.

Medical Marijuana Machines Could Find Home In San Diego

Medical Marijuana Machines Could Find Home In San Diego

March 12
By Deb Welsh

Similar to a vending machine, the Medbox safely and securely dispenses medical marijuana.

Cancer Research In San Diego At Risk

March 4
By Deb Welsh

Billions of dollars in cancer research funding could be lost to sequestration.

Local University Says No To LGBT Organization

Local University Says No To LGBT Organization

Dec. 17
By Deb Welsh

Point Loma Nazarene University will not allow an LGBT organization on campus. For many students not only is the decision disappointing, but it's also frustrating.

State Parks Director Optimistic About His New Job

State Parks Director Optimistic About His New Job

Nov. 22
By Deb Welsh

Marine Corps Major General Anthony Jackson didn't need the job as Director of California State Parks, but he took it anyway.

Psychiatrist Is Building Public Awareness About Post Traumatic Stre...

Psychiatrist Is Building Public Awareness About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Oct. 4
By Deb Welsh

A well-known clinical psychiatrist will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during a lecture on the San Diego State University campus.

Is 'Apple Mania' For Apple Products Real Or Hype?

Is 'Apple Mania' For Apple Products Real Or Hype?

Sept. 28
By Deb Welsh

Purchases of the iPhone 5 could be just for the thrill of it.

Einstein's Brain Available Through iPad App

Einstein's Brain Available Through iPad App

Sept. 26
By Deb Welsh, Marissa Cabrera

Albert Einstein's brain has been digitized and made available through an iPad app.

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