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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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MTS Polling Finds 2020 Tax Measure Within Reach

March 20
By Andrew Bowen

The Metropolitan Transit System has released a summary of polling results related to a potential 2020 tax measure, finding the potential boon for public transit funding could be within reach of voter approval.

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Four Men Accuse San Diego Unified Trustee Kevin Beiser of Sexual Misconduct, Abuse

March 20
Andrew Keatts/VOSD

Four men say they were groped, harassed or assaulted by San Diego Unified Trustee Kevin Beiser. One of them this week filed a lawsuit against Beiser, alleging sexual harassment and assault.

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Report Imagines What 2020 Tax Measure Could Bring MTS

March 6
By Andrew Bowen

As the Metropolitan Transit System mulls asking voters for a tax increase next year, a new report aims to imagine what that tax measure could do for the local economy and environment.

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Roundtable: Decriminalizing Homelessness

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

San Diego repeals an ordinance that banned living in vehicles, Congress will hold a hearing on human research done at San Diego's VA Medical Center, and local police unions fight a new transparency law.

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SDSU Moving Forward On Mission Valley Development

Feb. 8
By Erik Anderson

The University is reaching out to the public as part of the school's commitment to observe the California Environmental Quality Act as it moves forward with plans to reshape the Mission Valley stadium site.

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Business Report: Super Bowl Ads

Feb. 1
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

The demand for Super Bowl ad time is down, so is consumer confidence after the government shutdown.

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San Diego Activist Running For Congress, Challenging Rep. Juan Vargas

Jan. 31
By Ebone Monet and Anica Colbert

A political newcomer says her community advocacy work has prepared her to represent California's 51st Congressional District.

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Kamala Harris Kicks Off 2020 Campaign, Warns Of Divisions

Jan. 28
By Associated Press

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland's city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House by presenting herself as the leader who can best unite an America that is at an "inflection point" and facing a critical question.

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Business Report: San Diego's New Tourism Pitch

Jan. 25
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

San Diego launches a new global tourism campaign, effects of the government shutdown on air travel and concerns of an economic slowdown at the World Economic Forum.

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Todd Gloria Talks About His Mayoral Vision For San Diego

Jan. 16
Anica Colbert

The California Assemblyman talks about why he is suited to be San Diego's next mayor.

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Rep. Scott Peters To Run For Re-Election Instead Of Mayor In 2020

Jan. 16
By City News Service

Rep. Scott Peters said he feels he will have more opportunities to advance San Diego's priorities while serving in a House of Representatives that has a Democratic majority for the first time since 2010.

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Barbara Bry On Why She's A Good Fit To Be San Diego's Next Mayor

Jan. 16
Anica Colbert

Bry says her background in tech entrepreneurship will benefit the city.

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New County Supervisor Desmond To Prioritize Creation Of Behavioral Health Facility

Jan. 10
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

This year marks major changes on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The five-member board has two new members, including Republican Jim Desmond who replaced Bill Horn to represent District 5. Desmond spoke with Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss his priorities.

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Nathan Fletcher Proposes Assistance To Asylum Seekers As First Act On Board Of Supervisors

Jan. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Fletcher represents District 4 on the board of supervisors. The district includes most of the central city of San Diego from La Jolla to downtown, from Ocean Beach to Encanto.

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Roundtable: A Look Back At The Top Stories Of 2018

Dec. 28, 2018
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

As the year comes to a close, we recap the biggest stories of year, from the midterm elections to climate change to migrants at the border.

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Battle Brewing Over Post-Election Vacancy On National City Council

Dec. 20, 2018
By Andrew Bowen

A political battle is brewing in National City over how to fill a vacancy on the City Council. The seat came open after last month's election, and progressives are eyeing a majority that has long eluded them.

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What Does Hunter's Narrow Victory Mean For Future Politics In CA-50?

Dec. 20, 2018
By Priya Sridhar

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, won re-election in the 50th district, despite a federal indictment, but it was the closest election Hunter has ever had.

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Omar Passons Makes Transition From Supervisor Candidate To Director Of County Department

Dec. 19, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Following a primary loss for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Omar Passons took a job as director of integrative services in San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency. In this role, he’s in charge of making sure the county’s health, housing and social services operate together to help people in need.

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San Diego County Eyeing $20 Million Voter System Upgrade

Dec. 11, 2018
By Matt Hoffman

If approved by the board of supervisors, the upgrade would bring new computers, scanners, touch-screen voting machines and software to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

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Roundtable: Trial Date For Rep. Hunter Set For September

Dec. 7, 2018
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

Indicted San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, will have his day in court next September, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez reflects on eight years at city hall, and the local cruise ship business is making a comeback.

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