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Roundtable: Trial Date For Rep. Hunter Set For September

Roundtable: Trial Date For Rep. Hunter Set For September


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.

RELATED: What Will Happen If Congressman Duncan Hunter Is Convicted?

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.

RELATED: As He Leaves City Council, David Alvarez Turns 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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