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Rep. Hunter Ordered To Remove Marine Logo From Islamophobic Mailers

July 18
By Steve Walsh

The U.S. Marine Corps is demanding Hunter remove a Marine logo from Islamophobic flyers targeting his opponent and two other members of Congress who were also recently targeted by President Trump.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter Outpacing Opponents In Campaign Fundraising

July 17
By Tom Fudge

Congressman's indictment for misusing campaign funds hasn't prevented him from getting more money.

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San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott Campaigning For Reelection

July 15
By Ebone Monet

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott is campaigning to keep her job. She has endorsements from a number of high-profile elected officials. Elliott talked about her accomplishments and responded to criticism from her opponent, attorney Cory Briggs.

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Vice President Mike Pence Visits Two San Diego Navy Bases

July 11
By City News Service

Vice President Mike Pence visited two U.S Navy bases in San Diego Thursday, witness the unloading of seized drugs off a Coast Guard cutter, and attend a fundraising dinner for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.

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Vice President Mike Pence To Visit San Diego Thursday

July 10
By City News Service

Pence is expected to arrive in San Diego on Wednesday night, then visit U.S. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado on Thursday.

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County To Study 'Vote Centers' To Replace Polling Places

July 9
By John Carroll

A county feasibility study will determine whether Vote Centers will be in San Diego's future.

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Lawyer Cory Briggs Announces Run For San Diego City Attorney

July 8
By Ebone Monet

Advocate and lawyer Cory Briggs talks about his candidacy for San Diego City Attorney.

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Harris Lands 2020 Endorsement From 2 Black Caucus Members

July 1
By Associated Press

Two more members of the Congressional Black Caucus are backing Kamala Harris's bid for the presidency: Reps. Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of Florida.

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Roundtable: Turmoil At The Border

June 28
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A national outcry over conditions at an immigration detention center for children, San Diego mayoral candidates spar over plans for more housing, and election reforms are leading to more diversity in some local governments.

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Sanders, Liberals, Out With Bill To Cancel Student Debt

June 24
By Associated Press

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base.

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Biden: Congress Should Immediately Make 'Dreamers' Citizens

June 24
By Associated Press

Weighing in on immigration before first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children.

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Roundtable: Mayor Faulconer's White House Meeting

June 21
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer meets with President Donald Trump at the White House, the origins of migrant caravans in Honduras, and the first week of testimony in the murder trial for a San Diego based Navy SEAL.

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Roundtable: Plea Change In Hunter Corruption Case

June 14
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The wife of Congressman Duncan Hunter pleads guilty in the couple’s corruption case, the military grants media access to its border mission in Texas, and San Diego State University plans to reform its scholarship system after millions of dollars were unawarded.

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California Auditor Is Looking For People To Help Redraw State Voting Maps

June 11
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

California Auditor Elaine Howle joins Midday Edition to discuss the application process for the state's next redistricting commission, what's at stake and why more states are following California's effort to take politicians out of the redistricting process.

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California May Be An Early Primary State Now, But It's Still Not Getting The Full Iowa Treatment

June 3
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

It doesn’t happen often, but California was the center of the presidential race this weekend. Fourteen candidates addressed the state Democratic Party convention, and many of them also held other public events and raised money in the state.

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2020 Democrats Grapple With California's Electoral Buzz Saw

June 3
By Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidates are confronting the Democratic National Committee's tough standards to get on the debate stage, trying to distinguish themselves from their many rivals and plotting how to win the critical four early voting states. That leaves them barely enough time to think about what would come next.

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New Chair Of San Diego County Democrats Talks About Hot Races In 2020

May 28
By Andrew Bowen

Democrats are gearing up for some of the most hotly contested races in San Diego County: mayor, city council and county supervisor will all be on ballots in 2020. Will Rodriguez-Kennedy was elected chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party this year. He spoke with KPBS about his election strategy.

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San Diego Cities Are Switching To District Elections To Increase Diversity — But Is It Working?

May 6
By Claire Trageser

Most cities switched in the last few years to avoid lawsuits brought under the California Voting Rights Act that allege those cities are under-representing minorities.

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Beto O'Rourke Focuses On Border, Climate Change In San Diego Town Hall

April 30
By Andrew Bowen

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke made border and immigration policy, veterans affairs and climate change key points in a town hall event held in San Diego on Tuesday, as he competes for attention in the crowded field of candidates.

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Roundtable: The Census Question

April 26
By Bennett Lacy

The Supreme Court hears a case challenging a Trump administration change to the 2020 census, the city of Imperial Beach considers a stricter ban on plastic bags, and seniors navigate retirement in California.

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Roundtable: San Diego’s Balancing Act On Homelessness

April 19
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego moves forward with new support and enforcement on the homelessness issue, a public vote on the Convention Center expansion may be moved to March, and Qualcomm stock rises on the news of its settlement with Apple.

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UCSD Researchers Say Voter's Choice Act Increases Voter Turnout

April 18
By Jade Hindmon

UCSD Researchers are trying to find out who California's new Voter's Choice Act impacts.

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City Council: Convention Center Measure Should Go To Voters In March 2020

April 15
By Andrew Bowen

A 5-4 majority of the San Diego City Council has expressed support for a March 2020 vote on a citizens' initiative that would fund an expansion of the Convention Center. Opponents of the move say it will allow special interests to exert more influence over the election.

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Kamala Harris Is Latest 2020 Dem Contender To Release Taxes

April 15
By Associated Press

The documents released Sunday provide the fullest picture of her finances as she pursues a White House bid.

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Roundtable: Julian Firefighters Standoff

April 12
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A standoff in Julian over the future of its volunteer fire department, county supervisors want a comprehensive strategy for electric cars, and Elise Hu talks about her work as a reporter for NPR.

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