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Roundtable: Living With The Coronavirus Pandemic

March 13
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Cruise lines, concerts, classes, conventions, conferences, even conversations. The novel coronavirus is disrupting most aspects of daily life in San Diego, just as it is in the rest of the world.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice P...

Roundtable: March Primary Recap

March 6
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Our panel parses the (partial) primary results pertinent to San Diego County for president, mayor of San Diego, 50th and 53rd Congressional Districts and Measures A, B and C.

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Roundtable: The California Primary Is Early, Big And Important

Feb. 28
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

What a difference a date makes. This is the first year the California Primary is early enough to have some influence on the selection of a presidential nominee. And there are plenty of important local races and issues to decide.

Judicial candidate Shawn McMilllan at a forum W...

Roundtable: Candidate For Judge Posted Racist Jokes On Facebook

Feb. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Shawn McMillan, a candidate for San Diego Superior Court Judge, has posted jokes to his Facebook account that are racially charged, anti-immigrant and mock gender identity.

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Roundtable: A New Political Party You May Not Have Known You Registered For

Feb. 14
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Questions are raised about how the new Common Sense Party is registering members, and a look at the San Diego city attorney's race and the cases for and against Measures A and C.

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Roundtable: Candidates Raise Issues, Money In County Supes Races

Feb. 7
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

The races for three seats (Districts 1, 2, and 3) on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will determine which party dominates the five-member board and directs spending of the $6 billion-plus budget.

Candidates for the 53rd Congressional District ...

Roundtable: Candidates, Issues In 50th, 52nd & 53rd Congressional Districts

Jan. 31
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

A look at multiple congressional candidates and issues in the 50th, 52nd and 53rd Congressional Districts.

San Diego mayoral candidates Todd Gloria, Barba...

Roundtable: The Race To Replace San Diego's Mayor

Jan. 24
By Pat Finn

The panel looks at San Diego politics and the city's ability to solve big problems — homelessness, housing affordability, infrastructure — through the 2020 races for mayor and city council.

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Roundtable: San Diego Airport's Crowded Terminal 1 Due For $3B Makeover

Jan. 17
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Terminal 1, the home to Southwest, Alaska and a few other carriers, is closer to a major makeover.

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Roundtable: Duncan Hunter Resigns

Jan. 10
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

On Monday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will resign. There will be no special election for the 50th Congressional District. Local vets reveal their thoughts on the situation with Iran. And homelessness is spreading to the suburbs.

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Roundtable: Rise In Minimum Wage Impacts Workers, Businesses

Jan. 3
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

This week, the minimum wage rose $1 an hour in California, on a path to reach $15 an hour in 2023. The pay increase will impact workers and businesses and eventually consumers.

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Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2019

Dec. 27, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

We look back at some of the biggest stories from the past year with our panel of San Diego journalists.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks as...

Roundtable: President Trump Is Impeached

Dec. 20, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The House of Representatives approves the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidates hold a debate in Southern California, and companies cut freelance workers as a result of California's new gig economy law.

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Roundtable: The Truth About The Afghanistan War

Dec. 13, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A Washington Post report details misleading public information over the course of the war in Afghanistan, San Diego has a stark racial gap when it comes to arrests and drug prosecutions, and the new religious themed Legacy International Center opens in Mission Valley.

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Roundtable: Hunter's Guilty Plea; Poway Water Woes; Al Gore

Dec. 6, 2019
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

No longer a witch hunt. Duncan Hunter now says he's guilty of corruption. What's next for the East County congressman and those running to replace him? An inconvenient truth. Al Gore brings his climate message to San Diego as scientists escalate their warnings for our planet. And, more than an inconvenience. How the water problem in Poway could end up costing the city millions.

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