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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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San Diego County Registrar Announces Final, Certified Midterm Election Results

Dec. 6, 2018
By City News Service

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters Thursday announced the final, certified results of the Nov. 6 midterm election, with voter turnout totaling 66.4 percent.

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What Will Happen If Congressman Duncan Hunter Is Convicted?

Dec. 3, 2018
By Priya Sridhar

A federal judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys for Republican representative Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret agreed to a September 10, 2019 court date.

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Roundtable: California’s Deadly Wildfires

Nov. 16, 2018
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Major wildfires burn across California, new asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana and SDSU begins the work of redeveloping the Mission Valley stadium site.

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The 'Blue Wave' Laps At Escondido's Shores

Nov. 15, 2018
By Alison St John

In what appears to be an unexpected political upset in North County, the latest vote count shows Escondido Mayor Sam Abed losing his seat to political newcomer Paul McNamara.

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Some Statewide And San Diego County Races Still Too Close To Call

Nov. 15, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

There are still thousands of votes left to be counted across California and even in San Diego County. For most races, that won’t make a difference, however, there are several races that are still undecided.

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Mapping The Vote: Here’s A Breakdown Of How San Diegans Voted On SoccerCity And SDSU West

Nov. 13, 2018
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Two competing ballot measures to decide the future of 166 acres of city-owned Mission Valley land attracted a lot of campaign dollars, but one of the initiatives dominated on election night.

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Mapping The Vote: The Gas Tax Repeal Failed Statewide, But San Diego County Voted For It

Nov. 13, 2018
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Proposition 6 was a San Diego County effort from start to finish.

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Mapping The Vote: How The 49th Congressional District Flipped, And The 50th Didn’t

Nov. 12, 2018
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

inewsource’s precinct maps help voters see how candidates and ballot measures did in each neighborhood.

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Flip the 49th Campaign Accomplishes Its Goal: Gets Democrat Elected

Nov. 8, 2018
By Alison St John

Democrat Mike Levin’s victory in the 49th Congressional District was the product of two years of community organizing by the group Flip the 49th. The group's campaign did things a little differently from most political campaigns.

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San Diego Voters Overwhelmingly Favored Measure J — Here’s What It Took To Get There

Nov. 9, 2018
By Brad Racino / inewsource

San Diego voters demanded greater transparency from their government more than 25 years ago. That law never was enforced. Now, they’ve changed the city charter to make sure it happens.

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Roundtable: Midterm Election Results

Nov. 9, 2018
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Power shift at San Diego City Hall, SDSU West wins the stadium fight, voters reject the gas tax repeal and Democrats flip the 49th.

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Monica Montgomery Discusses Win, Future On The San Diego City Council

Nov. 8, 2018
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The biggest upset victory in the city of San Diego this Tuesday was the election of civil rights attorney Monica Montgomery in District 4.

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Mapping The Vote: San Diego County Board Of Supervisors Races

Nov. 8, 2018
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

For all the money and effort thrown into the District 4 Board of Supervisors race, it wasn’t a close contest in the end. Democrat Nathan Fletcher won the central San Diego seat in a landslide with 66 percent of the vote to Republican Bonnie Dumanis’ 34 percent.

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Mapping The Vote: San Diego City Council Races

Nov. 8, 2018
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

For the first time since 1991, San Diego voters on Tuesday ousted incumbent council members seeking re-election.

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How San Diego County Schools Fared At The Polls

Nov. 7, 2018
By Megan Burks

Voters appear to have given San Diego Unified a passing grade, all but two of 11 school bonds appear to have enough votes to pass, and two political newcomers hold on as votes continue to come in.

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11 San Diego County Cities Elect Mayors This Week

Nov. 7, 2018
By Matt Hoffman

After the first round of election results, every single incumbent mayor running for re-election is ahead.

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Why San Diego Lagged Behind All California Counties In Reporting Election Results

Nov. 7, 2018
By City News Service, Gina Diamante

While every other county in California reported election results in 100 percent of precincts by early Wednesday morning, San Diego County lagged behind by hours.