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San Diego mayoral candidates Todd Gloria, Barba...

Two Establishment Democrats, A Republican And An Outsider Vying For San Diego Mayor

Jan. 17
By Andrew Bowen, Claire Trageser

All of the candidates have long histories in San Diego, and three of them are current or past City Council members: Todd Gloria and Barbara Bry, both Democrats, and Scott Sherman, a Republican. Also in the race is community activist Tasha Williamson, who has never held elected office.

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San Diego County Republican Party Plans To Focus On AB 5, School Choice To Win

Jan. 13
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego County Republican Party is summoning the party faithful Monday night to meet and discuss 2020 issues and candidates.

Lime employees gather scooters that were impoun...

Business Report: Lime Scooters Leave San Diego

Jan. 10
By Bennett Lacy

How the ongoing impeachment of President Donald Trump might delay action on the USMCA trade deal; Lime pulls its scooters out of San Diego; and the new television deal for the Mountain West conference.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Roundtable: Duncan Hunter Resigns

Jan. 10
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

On Monday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will resign. There will be no special election for the 50th Congressional District. Local vets reveal their thoughts on the situation with Iran. And homelessness is spreading to the suburbs.

Rancho Bernardo High School on Jan. 8, 2019.

Poway School District Hopes To Repair Classrooms And Reputation With $448 Million Bond

Jan. 10
By Joe Hong

Ten years after the district passed a $105 million bond that ended up costing nearly $1 billion, new leadership is urging the community to renovate aging facilities.

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Thousands Of Nonpartisan San Diegans Still Haven't Taken Action To Vote For President

Jan. 2
By Tarryn Mento

The county’s top election official is warning nonpartisan voters to act now if they want to vote for president in the March primary.

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, ...

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2019

Dec. 27, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

We look back at some of the biggest stories from the past year with our panel of San Diego journalists.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks as...

Roundtable: President Trump Is Impeached

Dec. 20, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The House of Representatives approves the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidates hold a debate in Southern California, and companies cut freelance workers as a result of California's new gig economy law.

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Business Report: What The USMCA Trade Deal Means For San Diego

Dec. 13, 2019
By Bennett Lacy

Democrats and President Trump make progress toward approving a new trade deal, a new round of tariffs is on hold, and a leadership change for Jack in the Box.

U.S. forces and Afghan commandos in April in As...

Roundtable: The Truth About The Afghanistan War

Dec. 13, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A Washington Post report details misleading public information over the course of the war in Afghanistan, San Diego has a stark racial gap when it comes to arrests and drug prosecutions, and the new religious themed Legacy International Center opens in Mission Valley.

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MTS Leaders Discuss Possibilities For Transit Ballot Measure

Dec. 12, 2019
By Andrew Bowen

Metropolitan Transit System officials Thursday debated what public transit improvements should be in a potential tax measure for 2020 ballot. A key question is whether to fund a new trolley line or focus on improving the existing bus and trolley network.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Roundtable: Hunter's Guilty Plea; Poway Water Woes; Al Gore

Dec. 6, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

No longer a witch hunt. Duncan Hunter now says he's guilty of corruption. What's next for the East County congressman and those running to replace him? An inconvenient truth. Al Gore brings his climate message to San Diego as scientists escalate their warnings for our planet. And, more than an inconvenience. How the water problem in Poway could end up costing the city millions.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

How Will Hunter's Guilty Plea Affect The 50th District Race?

Dec. 4, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's resignation was not part of his plea deal on campaign finance crimes. But federal prosecutors believe it was understood by Hunter and his defense team.

San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman at a co...

Republican Councilman Might Jump Into Race For San Diego Mayor

Dec. 2, 2019
By Andrew Bowen

Scott Sherman is mulling a late entry, which would give the campaign its first significant Republican candidate. He has until Thursday to make a final decision.

Council President Georgette Gomez sits in Cafei...

San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez Talks Impact And Legacy In District 9

Nov. 29, 2019
By Ebone Monet

With Gomez now running for Congress, what does this mean for District 9 which includes City Heights, where some residents say their community is often overlooked?

Tom Wong in an undated photo.

UCSD Professor Tom Wong Announces Bid For 53rd Congressional District

Nov. 20, 2019
By City News Service

Wong is aiming to become the first formerly undocumented Asian American and Pacific Islander member of Congress.

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Help KPBS Shape Our 2020 Election Coverage

Nov. 18, 2019
By KPBS News

KPBS is looking to hear from you ahead of the primary election coming up March 3, 2020. We want to ensure our coverage reflects the issues that matter most to you.

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Roundtable: Alarming Rate Of Law Enforcement Officers With Criminal Records

Nov. 15, 2019
By Aly Sadik, Mark Sauer

A collaborative inquiry finds hundreds of California law enforcement officers with criminal backgrounds. The nation's highest court could decide the future for nearly a million undocumented immigrants. Wildfires destroy more than structures, a look at the impact on survivors' mental health.

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California Launches Program To Protect Transgender Voting Rights

Nov. 14, 2019
By Jade Hindmon

Secretary of State Alex Padilla partners with Equality California Institute to train poll workers on how to engage with voters whose gender identity, expression or pronouns do not appear to match their name on the voter rolls.

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What You Need To Know To Vote In California's Presidential Primary

Nov. 12, 2019
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

This week, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters will begin mailing out 1.8 million postcards to remind voters that their political party registration determines which presidential primary ballot they will receive for the March election.

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Supervisors Reverse Course, OK Satellite Voting Offices

Nov. 4, 2019
By City News Service

The vote was 3-1. Supervisors Greg Cox, Nathan Fletcher and Dianne Jacob were in favor, while Supervisor Jim Desmond was opposed. Unlike last week's meeting, the proposal merited approval from three board members.

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Council Places Hotel Tax Hike, City Auditor Measures On March 2020 Ballot

Nov. 4, 2019
By City News Service

The tax increase proposed by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer would raise the city's transient occupancy tax from 10.5% to as high as 15.75% in certain areas of the city, which supporters argue would reap an estimated $6 billion over 42 years.

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Roundtable: Blackouts Return To California Fire Zones

Oct. 25, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Preemptive power outages return to California for the second time this month; Governor Gavin Newsom asks for an investigation into high gas prices; and critics accuse the San Diego City Council of election shopping in its move to place the hotel tax vote on the March primary ballot.

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San Diego's Politifest 2019 Will Focus On Housing And Transportation

Oct. 24, 2019
By Jade Hindmon

The public is invited to participate in big regional issues at the annual summit.

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on th...

Roundtable: Dual Crises For The Trump Administration

Oct. 18, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The Trump White House tries to keep pace with an impeachment inquiry at home and a foreign policy crisis in the Middle East. Congressman Duncan Hunter fails to secure the endorsement of the San Diego County Republican Party for his reelection campaign. And a look at how California is better prepared for earthquakes 30 years after Loma Prieta quake.

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