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Live Blog: SD County Reports 330 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Sept. 25
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates about the coronavirus pandemic.

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SD County Reports 330 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

Sept. 26
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials confirmed 330 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, increasing the region's total to 46,331, but no new deaths, with that total remaining at 775.

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California Girds For Heat, Wind And Risk Of New Wildfires

Sept. 26
By Associated Press

Fire-weary California is preparing for a new siege of hot, dry weather with potentially strong winds that could ignite new blazes.

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Aztecs, Mountain West Eye Fall Start Of Football Season

Sept. 25
By Jacob Aere

The Mountain West Conference announced Thursday that its 2020 football season will get underway Oct. 24.

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California COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Surge By 89% Next Month

Sept. 25
By Associated Press

California has begun to see early but concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The trends appear largely attributable to the Labor Day holiday and could lead to an 89% increase in hospitalizations in the next month.

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Southern California Officials Drafting Rollout Plans In Anticipation Of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

Sept. 25
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego County public health officials are working on a plan, but won't share details until it is further along.

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Gov. Newsom Signs Law To Grow Mental Health Coverage

Sept. 25
Adam Beam / Associated Press

State and federal laws already require health insurance companies to handle mental health treatments the same as physical health treatments. But those laws don't define what is medically necessary to determine which treatments get covered.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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20 New COVID-19 Cases Reported At San Diego State

Sept. 24
By City News Service

San Diego State University reported 20 of Thursday's new cases were connected to the university, which now has 933 total confirmed or probable cases — including four employees and 13 visitors to the campus.

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Can You Handle The Truth?: PolitiFact California Fact Checks Wildfire Misinformation

Sept. 24
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio

Misinformation is continuing to spread on social media about the wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.

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Kings Canyon, Yosemite Parks Reopen As Air Quality Improves

Sept. 24
By Associated Press

Kings Canyon National Park reopened to visitors on Wednesday and Yosemite National Park will welcome back visitors on Friday as air quality improves.

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Answering Your Questions On Reopening In San Diego

Sept. 23
By John Carroll, Tarryn Mento

San Diegans have many questions about what can and what can't reopen during the current stage of the pandemic. We have some answers.

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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.

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