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What do you want to know about the San Diego and Imperial County region? What have you always wondered about? We want to know what you want to know about, whether it’s a question about our history, our environment, our government, unusual places … you name it.

This is your chance to contribute to the news agenda.

What kinds of things can you ask? Here are a few ideas:

  • Why does traffic always back up on on the I-15 south at Via Rancho Parkway?
  • What’s the story behind the Over-The-Line tournament?
  • How did seals end up in the Children’s Pool?

Ask your questions. If we choose yours, we’ll be in touch with you.

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The Census: Still Going, Still Important. What Do You Want To Know?

April 20, 2020
By Pat Finn

There may be a coronavirus pandemic, but that has not stopped the Census from taking place. In fact, the problematic distribution of resources during the pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing how many residents live where.

A photo of a lawn sign taken on April 17, 2020,...

How Has The Pandemic Changed Your College Plans?

April 17, 2020
By Joe Hong

As the coronavirus shutters classrooms and disrupts the economy, we're looking for stories that illustrate how the public health crisis is reshaping higher education.

The Balboa Park Botanical Building and Lily Pon...

Were You At The First Earth Day In San Diego In 1970?

April 14, 2020
By KPBS News

On the 50-year anniversary of Earth Day, KPBS is looking to talk to people who were at the original celebrations.

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How Are Your Loved Ones In Senior Care Facilities Coping During Pandemic?

March 27, 2020
By KPBS News

We need your help in shining a light on what seniors and their families are experiencing and whether their needs are being met in this difficult time.

San Diego education officials announce closures...

Doctors Are Still Trying To Unravel Coronavirus

March 19, 2020
By Erik Anderson

San Diego officials say researchers are stil trying to figure out more about the COVID 19 virus.

The exterior of Family Health Centers of San Di...

Telehealth Can Help During Coronavirus Pandemic But Health Clinics Can't Charge For It

March 19, 2020
By Tarryn Mento

Health clinics that care for Medi-Cal patients receive payment from the government-funded health insurance program, but the system does not cover telehealth appointments.

President Donald Trump speaks during a press br...

Trump Taps Powers To Boost Virus Response; Senate OKs Bill

March 18, 2020
By Associated Press

The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a second coronavirus response bill, and is sending it to President Donald Trump to enact with his signature. The vote was a lopsided 90-8 despite misgivings among many Republicans over a temporary new employer mandate to provide sick leave to workers who contract COVID-19.

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Coronavirus: Event Cancellations In San Diego

March 18, 2020
By KPBS Staff

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, local governments across the U.S. have taken action to cancel large gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

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Esper Asks Navy To Prep USS Mercy To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

March 18, 2020
By Associated Press

He said the Pentagon will also talk with state and local leaders to see if there is any need for field hospitals.

Gov. Gavin Newsom updates the public about Cali...

California Readies For Worst-Case Scenarios As Virus Spreads

March 18, 2020
By Associated Press

It’s likely “few if any” California schools will reopen before summer break, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday as he provided a stark assessment of the implications from the spreading coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s hospitals and drain its spending reserves.

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California Governor: Most Schools Likely Out Until The Fall

March 17, 2020
Adam Beam and Don Thompson / Associated Press

California's governor says most of the state's schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the school year because of the new coronavirus.

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Disaster Assistance Loans Available to San Diego County Small Businesses

March 17, 2020
By City News Service

Small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 since Jan. 31 may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred, according to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza.

Navy Base San Diego in an undated photo.

Navy Closes Its Training Support Command Center In SD Due to Coronavirus Cases

March 17, 2020
By City News Service

Personnel who came into contact with the sailor have been notified and are in self-isolation. A sailor at Naval Base San Diego tested presumptive positive Friday and another at Naval Base Point Loma tested presumptive positive on Monday night.

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UC San Diego Researchers Working On Fast Test For COVID-19

March 17, 2020
By City News Service

Researchers at UC San Diego are evaluating a new diagnostic testing system designed by an Orange County company that holds promise for identifying the novel coronavirus in as little as 45 minutes and typically within one hour.

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What's The Impact Of Coronavirus School Closures On Special Education In San Diego?

March 17, 2020
By KPBS News

If so, we need to speak with you about the impact the coronavirus school closures will have on your child.