Roundtable: Trial Date For Rep. Hunter Set For September
Friday, December 7, 2018
Priya Sridhar, reporter, KPBS News
Claire Trageser, investigative reporter, KPBS News
Lori Weisberg, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
What's next for indicted San Diego Congressman Hunter
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and his wife were back in court on Monday. A federal judge set a Sept. 10, 2019, trial date for the couple who face federal felony charges for allegedly spending $250,000 of campaign money on personal expenses. Despite being under indictment, Hunter was re-elected to his seat in the 50th Congressional District in November.
Councilman Alvarez reflects on San Diego city politics
It's unclear what San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez will do after his eight years representing communities like Barrio Logan and San Ysidro. Alvarez, who is termed out of the council, ran for a seat on the board of the San Diego Community College District in November and lost. He's also toyed with running for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In an exit interview with KPBS, Alvarez talks about focusing his attention to border relations.
Cruise industry is picking up again
A decade ago, San Diego's cruise industry peaked at nearly 1 million passengers. Then came the Great Recession and endless stories about violence in Mexico. Cruise ship traffic dried up. Now, the Port of San Diego is expecting close to 300,000 people to pass through its two cruise ship terminals. What's behind the comeback in the local cruise industry?
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