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Stories by Gina Diamante

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Gets A New Helicopter

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The $4.8 million Bell 407GX will be used for patrols, search and rescue, and firefighting.

H-1B Visa Applications Up For Review

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The federal government said it has received more than enough applications for a limited number of visas for skilled foreign workers.

Protest Caravan Honoring Missing Mexican Students Comes To San Diego

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Caravan 43 is a movement by parents and friends of 43 Mexican students who have been missing since September 2014. They plan to visit 45 states to raise awareness and seek help.

San Diego Tourism Authority Launches $9M Advertising Campaign

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The agency's multi-platform campaign will run for four months in major U.S. cities including San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Year In Review 2013: Top San Diego education stories

It was a big year for education in San Diego and across the country in 2013. KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico highlights some of the biggest changes going into effect this year.

City Attorney: State Agency Bringing Challenge Over Pension Reform Is 'Our Adversary'

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City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says legal challenges against the pension reform initiative are unprecedented, and that the state agency bringing the challenges could force the city of San Diego to violate the Constitution.

County Official Says Food Stamp Hotline Problems Started One Year Ago

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The county first realized it was having problems with a hotline designed to help residents access food stamps and other benefits about a year ago, according to Nick Macchione, the director of the county's Health and Human Services Agency.