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Coalition To Submit Signatures For Proposed Tax Initiative

Aug. 14
By City News Service

Backers of a proposed initiative that could dramatically increase taxes on commercial and industrial properties by undoing some protections imposed by 1978's Proposition 13 plan to submit thousands of petition signatures Tuesday in hopes of getting the issue before voters in 2020.

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Roundtable: Convention Center Plan Sidetracked

Aug. 10
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego's convention center expansion plan is put in doubt, a new deportation risk for international college students, and the politics of California's wildfires.

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Latest Fundraising Numbers For San Diego City Council Races

Aug. 10
By Claire Trageser

The November general election is three months away, but fundraising and campaign spending are picking up in San Diego's City Council races.

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Convention Center Expansion Initiative Fails Fast-Track To 2018 Ballot

Aug. 8
By Andrew Bowen

A citizens initiative seeking to expand the San Diego Convention Center appears unlikely to be voted on this year, after an audit failed to show enough valid signatures to immediately clear the measure for the ballot. But an alternative measure could still go before voters thanks to a last-ditch effort from Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

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New Study Shows Lack Of Diversity Among San Diego's Decision Makers

Aug. 7
By Jade Hindmon

One group of community leaders is shining a light on the lack of diversity among governing officials in the San Diego Region.

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Who Killed San Diego's Police Oversight Reform Measure?

Aug. 7
By Andrew Bowen

A proposal to overhaul civilian oversight of San Diego police officers once appeared to have enough support to make it on this November's ballot. So who killed it?

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Roundtable: The Consequences Of Climate Change

Aug. 3
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

California Governor Jerry Brown says recent wildfires are an effect of climate change, presidential politics enters the race for the 50th congressional district, and the Padres struggle to build a winning team.

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Los Angeles Moves To License Pot Growers After Long Delay

Aug. 1
By Associated Press

Los Angeles began accepting license applications from marijuana growers, manufacturers and testing companies Wednesday, after months of delays that left many businesses in the state's largest legal marketplace struggling to survive.

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District 4 Residents Respond To Myrtle Cole's Poor Election Performance

July 19
By Claire Trageser

One of the biggest surprises in the June election was that San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole got six fewer votes than her challenger.

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Roundtable: Reuniting Immigrant Families

July 13
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

The Trump administration misses a court-ordered deadline to reunite young immigrant children with their parents, big crowds are expected for the annual pride celebration and the serious challenge to one incumbent on the San Diego City Council.

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San Diego Voter Turnout In June Was More Than We've Seen Before

July 9
By Tom Fudge

Last week, the San Diego County's Registrar of Voters office finished counting votes and found about 40 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the June primary election. Only 27 percent voted in the primary four years before.

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US Senate Candidates Differ On California Democratic Party Endorsement

July 5
By Amita Sharma

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants the party to be neutral while fellow Democrat state Sen. Kevin de Leon is pushing for an endorsement.

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San Diego Unified Pursuing $3.5 Billion Bond Measure For November

June 26
By Megan Burks

The measure would come as the district continues to spend down two previous bonds totaling $4.9 billion.

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‘Unprecedented’ Outside Spending For County Supervisor’s Seat And More To Come

June 18
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Tom Shepard has been a player in San Diego politics for decades, but he still hasn’t seen it all.

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Final San Diego Voter Turnout For Primary Election Will Be Close To 40 Percent

June 15
By Matt Hoffman

As of Friday, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters reported voter turnout at 37.4 percent, with 99 percent of votes counted.

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District, Union-Backed Proposal On School Board Elections Inching Toward The Ballot

June 14
By Megan Burks

The city attorney’s office is now reviewing a ballot proposal that would establish three four-year term limits for San Diego Unified trustees. The review is one of the final steps before voters would be asked to weigh in this November.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: What The Proposal To Split California Could Learn From The Past

June 14
Guy Marzorati / KQED

With a complicated path to reality and the state's political and business establishment lined up firmly against it, the proposal to split California into three separate states appears to be the longest of political longshots.

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Despite Incumbency, Councilwoman Cole Could Be Underdog In Fall Election

June 14
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

Councilwoman Myrtle Cole once seemed a shoo-in for re-election. An inewsource analysis of last week’s vote suggests it may be tougher than she thought.

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Officials Approve Convention Center Expansion Lease Agreement

June 13
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council and Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners both voted Tuesday to support a three-party settlement agreement to secure long-term control of the land needed to expand the San Diego Convention Center.

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Soros-Backed California County Prosecutors Fail In 3 Races

June 8
By Associated Press

Three California county district attorneys will keep their seats despite a well-financed national effort to elect reform-minded candidates sympathetic to reducing mass incarceration and prosecuting shootings by police.

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Supervisors: Strong Democratic Showing In Possible Swing Seat; Desmond Dominates More Republican District

June 7
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

It’s no secret that Democratic leaders want to elect one of their own to the all-Republican San Diego County Board of Supervisors this fall. Tuesday’s vote shows their best chance is probably in termed-out Republican Ron Roberts’ heavily Democratic District 4.

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Congress: 49th District Candidates Strongest In Home Territories; Hunter Strong Everywhere In 50th District

June 7
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

After Vista Republican Darrell Issa decided not to seek a 10th term in office, Democrats put millions of dollars into flipping his congressional seat.

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Republican Law Enforcement Candidates Win Big In San Diego County

June 7
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Voters on Tuesday elected two Republicans in landslides to San Diego County’s top law enforcement posts — Summer Stephan as district attorney and Bill Gore as sheriff. And that’s in a county where voter registration favors Democrats.

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GOP's Cox Faces Tough Slog In Race For California Governor

June 6
By Associated Press

Republican John Cox thinks high taxes, a high cost of living and a growing housing crisis give him an opening to take on Democrat Gavin Newsom in the fight to be California's next governor.

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Mapping The Vote In San Diego’s Key 2018 Primary Races

June 6
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

You’ve cast your primary ballot and seen the overall election results. Now you can dig deeper into the numbers by using six searchable maps created by inewsource.

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