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California Gov. Newsom Signs Law To Limit Shootings By Police

Aug. 19
Don Thompson / Associated Press

The law by Democratic Assemblywoman Shirley Weber of San Diego will allow police to use lethal force only when necessary to defend against an imminent threat of death or serious injury to officers or bystanders.

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Suburban Voters Are Pressuring Republicans To Act On Guns

Aug. 19
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press

The party has seen once-reliable suburbs turn competitive as women worry about their children's safety and bristle at Trump's harsh rhetoric on race and immigration, and they embraced Democratic alternatives in last year's midterm elections.

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34% Of Economists In Survey Expect A US Recession In 2021

Aug. 19
By Associated Press

The economists have previously expressed concern that Trump's tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually dampen the economy.

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Trump Dismisses Worries Of Recession, Says Economy Is Strong

Aug. 19
Kevin Freking / Associated Press

A strong economy is key to Trump's re-election prospects. Consumer confidence has dropped 6.4% since July. The president has spent most of the week at his golf club in New Jersey with much of his tweeting focused on talking up the economy.

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Climate Advocates Rally Outside Congressman Scott Peters' San Diego Office

Aug. 16
By Matt Hoffman

Dozens called on the Democratic Congressman Friday to support the Green New Deal — a plan to slash the nation’s carbon emissions.

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California Bill Updates Transgender Students' School Records

Aug. 16
By Associated Press

The measure they sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom is intended to particularly help transgender graduates or those who identify themselves as having no gender, said Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco.

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Roundtable: SDG&E Wants A Minimum Rate Hike

Aug. 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

SDG&E requests a rate increase due to growing use of solar energy, documents show how a building renovation at SDSU was mishandled, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park says the birth of a new rhino will help save an endangered species.

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California Leads Latest Lawsuit Over Trump Immigration Rule

Aug. 16
Don Thompson / Associated Press

Nearly half of Americans would be considered a burden if the same standards were applied to U.S. citizens, said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

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Latino Actors, Writers Pen 'Letter Of Solidarity' Amid Fears

Aug. 16
Russell Contreras / Associated Press

The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful of Spanish-language newspapers, says the signers stand with U.S. Latinos who may feel "terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks," citing the shooting in El Paso, which targeted Hispanics, and another shooting in Gilroy, California. The two attacks killed nearly two dozen Latinos.

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Migrant Kids Separated At Border Faced Abuse In Foster Homes

Aug. 16
Garance Burke, Juliet Linderman and Martha Mendoza / Associated Press

A review of 38 legal claims obtained by The Associated Press — some of which have never been made public — shows taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $200 million in damages from parents who said their children were harmed while in government custody.

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San Diego Residents File Lawsuit Challenging State Assault Weapon Ban

Aug. 16
By City News Service

The suit, filed on behalf of James Miller, Patrick Russ and Ryan Peterson, as well as the San Diego County Gun Owners Political Action Committee, alleges that the types of firearms banned under California's definition of assault weapons are lawfully protected under the Second Amendment.

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North Park Group Inflates Neighborhood Opposition To Bike Lanes, Review Shows

Aug. 16
By Andrew Bowen

A group of San Diego residents and business owners suing to block a bike lane project have said their supporters are all in North Park. But documents the group submitted to Mayor Kevin Faulconer's office indicate otherwise.

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Former Top Prosecutors Weigh In On Hunter Corruption Case

Aug. 15
By Matt Hoffman

A judge this week pushed Duncan Hunter's trial on charges he illegally spent campaign funds back to January 2020. Former federal prosecutors said it can be hard to differentiate the political and personal in campaign finance cases.

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Climate Change Still Threatens Key US River After Wet Winter

Aug. 15
Felicia Fonseca / Associated Press

Snow piled up in the mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire restrictions unnecessary. But the wet weather can be misleading.

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UN Observer Calls For 'Moratorium' On Criminalizing Homelessness In San Diego

Aug. 15
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

For the past three days, Canadian attorney Leilani Farha, the United Nations special rapporteur on adequate housing, has been touring the streets of San Diego, talking to people dealing with the city's unprecedented housing crisis.

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