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White Nationalist Material Found At SDSU, Reservists Lawsuit, Festival Of Books

White Nationalist material was found posted on the San Diego State University campus during move-in day. Also, a lawsuit alleges the federal government is failing to protect military reservists returning to their civilian jobs and the third annual Festival of Books brings over 100 authors to San Diego.

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3,000 Charging Stations For Electric Trucks And Buses Coming To San Diego

Aug. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The electric station program is part of the state’s Climate Action Plan mandate. It’s also hoped that electrifying transport trucks will improve the chronically polluted air in the neighborhoods near the Port of San Diego, including Barrio Logan, Logan Heights and Sherman Heights.

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Study: California's Red Flag Law May Help Prevent Mass Shootings

Aug. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In 2016, California became the first state in the nation to implement a red flag law. It allows family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily remove guns from individuals who may pose a threat to themselves or others.

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US Camel Corps Captured Téa Obreht's Imagination And Her Novel Take On The American West

Aug. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Obreht's new novel, “Inland,” takes place in the American West of the 1800s, which is perhaps a surprising location given the author was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia and lived in Egypt before settling in the U.S.

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Trump Administration Moves To End Limits On Child Detention

Aug. 21
Colleen Long / Associated Press

The move is almost certain to spark a new court fight over the government's ability to hold families until their cases are decided.

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Atomic Veterans Offered Certificates For Their Sacrifice

Aug. 21
Frank Stasio, Stephanie Colombini/American Homefront

More than 500,000 American veterans were exposed to nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s to the early 1990s. Now the veterans who were exposed to the radiation from the weapons program will be offered a certificate marking their contribution.

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Why A Group Of San Diegans Wants To Build A West Coast Statue Of Liberty

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

For the last year, the San Diego Organizing Project has raised money to build a 40-foot monument inspired by the Statue of Liberty that overlooks the U.S.-Mexico border.

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T. Jefferson Parker's New Thriller Is A Timely Tale Of Terrorist Plots, White Supremacy

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

New York Times bestselling author and Fallbrook resident, T. Jefferson Parker, joined Midday Edition to discuss his latest book, "The Last Good Guy."

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UT: CA Supreme Court Ruling May Have Far Reaching Implications From Marijuana To Housing

Aug. 20
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

On Monday, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled the city of San Diego did not adequately analyze the potential impacts of its 2014 marijuana dispensary rules.

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New York Times Magazine Explores How Slavery Created America's Wealth, Growth

Aug. 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine published a comprehensive series of articles and essays that frame slavery as the institution that fundamentally shaped the United States.

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US Attorney's Office Made Thousands Of Improper Prosecutions To Achieve 'Zero Tolerance'

Aug. 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

In July, an appeals court found that more than 4,000 illegal immigration convictions were improper. The decision to charge migrants under the wrong statute was prompted by the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.