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Asylum Hearings Rescheduled As Judges Prioritize 'Remain-In-Mexico' Program

Aug. 23
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

Asylum-seekers in San Diego often have to wait years for a final hearing in front of an immigration judge. This week, the government abruptly rescheduled many of those cases, as it began to prioritize the cases of asylum-seekers they’ve sent back to Mexico.

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Business Report: US Jobs Report Revised 500,000 Jobs Fewer

Aug. 23
By Ebone Monet

This week in business: the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised last year’s jobs numbers 500,000 jobs fewer than before, and San Diego's Pechanga Arena may be under new management next year.

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International Traveler With Measles Visited Disneyland

Aug. 23
By Associated Press

A New Zealand teenager who traveled to Southern California this month was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland and a nearby hotel, health officials said Friday.

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Sanders, Harris Set For showdown In Delegate-Rich California

Aug. 23
Michael R. Blood and Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

Bernie Sanders has promised to win the California presidential primary in March, but home-state Sen. Kamala Harris is defending her turf — putting the two on a collision course in a state both see as a critical steppingstone to the White House.

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California May Join Other States In OKing 17-Year-Old Voters

Aug. 23
Don Thompson / Associated Press

The measure is supported by groups including the League of Women Voters of California. It's opposed by the Election Integrity Project California Inc., which noted that 17-year-olds are still considered children, mostly in high school, who may be easily influenced by their parents and teachers.

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City Expands Program That Reduces Parking Citation Fees For Homeless Residents

Aug. 23
By City News Service

Since launching, 63 homeless residents have received assistance with 542 citations, according to the city.

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Roundtable: 2020 Strategy For Local Parties

Aug. 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A big endorsement in the race for San Diego mayor, the local Republican Party launches its own news platform, the United Nations studies homelessness in San Diego, and schools work to update policies on teacher-student interaction.

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California Pot Taxes Tick Up But Miss Initial Projections

Aug. 23
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press

Government analysts once projected that California would be flooded with tax money from the legal pot economy — $1 billion annually within a few years of launching the world's largest market in 2018.

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Illicit Pot Dispensaries Shuttered In Casa De Oro, Spring Valley

Aug. 23
By City News Service

The enforcement actions "were the direct result of numerous complaints from concerned citizens," a sheriff's official said.

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San Diego Judge Grants ICE Request To Force-Feed Russian Detainee On Hunger Strike

Aug. 23
By City News Service

According to court documents, he has been refusing medical examinations and food, but the court papers filed by the government do not say why he began his strike.

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