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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who  is expected to be...

Trump Picks Conservative Amy Coney Barrett For Supreme Court

Sept. 26
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday.

NASA Astronaut Will Vote From Space

Sept. 26
Matthew S. Schwartz / NPR

Astronauts have been able to cast ballots from above since the Texas legislature gave its blessing in 1997. "It's critical to participate in our democracy," NASA astronaut Kate Rubins said.

Michigan Secretary of State Says At Least 3 Million Expected To Vote By Mail

Sept. 26
Christianna Silva / NPR

Roughly 2.5 million citizens of the approximately 5 million people expected to vote this fall have requested to vote by mail, according to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Sara Jacobs inside of her campaign office in th...

San Diego Democratic Party — Again — Accuses Sara Jacobs Of 'Misleading' Statements

Sept. 25
By Matt Hoffman

Mail-in ballots are heading to voters soon and the San Diego County Democratic Party is calling out one of its own, whom it didn't endorse, ahead of early voting.

In this Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, file photo, the...

California Expands Financial Protections After US Rollback

Sept. 25
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California is creating what supporters call its own nation-leading, state-level version of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after critics said the Trump administration significantly weakened national protections.

President Donald Trump speaks during a news con...

Roundtable: Democracy In Crisis?

Sept. 25
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

President Trump's comments that he will not commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election raises alarms, a man dies after contracting COVID-19 while in federal jail in downtown San Diego, and the fallout continues over San Diego's disastrous purchase of 101 Ash Street building.

The vacant Mission Hills Branch Library is seen...

Historic Designation Scuttles Plan For Affordable Housing At Mission Hills Library Site

Sept. 24
By Andrew Bowen

Mayor Kevin Faulconer had hoped to make the small piece of land available to developers to build housing for the homeless. But its designation as a historic resource prevents the building from being redeveloped.

A sign lays on the ground with its message in o...

Airbnb, Hosts Oppose San Diego's Short-Term Rental Deal

Sept. 24
By Jacob Aere

San Diego will discuss a new proposal on short term rentals next month, but Airbnb says it wasn't included in the discussion.

Activist Tasha Williamson speaks at a press con...

Activists Sue California Attorney General To Block Use Of Gang Database

Sept. 24
By Claire Trageser

San Diego activists argue the database, known as CalGang, includes many people who are not actually gang members and unfairly targets people of color who live in lower-income communities.

Gov. Gavin Newsom tours the Chevron oil field w...

California Ban On Fracking By 2024 Criticized As Too Late

Sept. 23
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is moving to end issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024. The delay was criticized by many environmental groups, but Newsom says he can't act on his own and needs the Legislature's approval next year.

A trail of electric grid wires and poles travel...

Mayor's Office Puts Multi-Billion Dollar Energy Deal Up For Bid, Critics Calls It 'Sweetheart Deal'

Sept. 23
By Shalina Chatlani

Some community advocates say the proposal is a “sweetheart deal” that leaves taxpayer interests behind.

A mail-in ballot, envelope and the

UCSD Team Says COVID-19 Has Created Gap In How Americans Want To Vote

Sept. 23
By City News Service

Before the pandemic, there was no difference in the rates at which Democratic and Republican voters cast their ballots by mail or in-person. Now, there's a significantly greater preference for mail, or absentee, ballots among Democrats than Republicans.

An electric vehicle is being charged, March 28,...

California Moves To End Sales Of New Gas-Powered Cars

Sept. 23
Adam Beam / Associated Press

California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement.

Are You An Undecided Voter? Tell Us What You're Considering This Election

Sept. 23
Ian Stewart / NPR

NPR wants to hear from people who are uncertain about which candidate they will be supporting this year.

Cindy McCain, Widow Of Onetime GOP Nominee, Endorses Biden For President

Sept. 23
Barbara Sprunt / NPR

Cindy McCain, whose late husband, Sen. John McCain, once was Republicans' nominee for president, says she's supporting their friend — a Democrat — this year rather than the GOP incumbent.

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