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Roundtable: San Diego's Staggering COVID-19 Surge

Nov. 20
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

New efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in San Diego, Amazon's Jeff Bezos donates millions to help local climate change research, and a major development in Mission Valley gets final approval from the city.

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Roundtable: Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions Return To San Diego

Nov. 13
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

Many local businesses will be forced to reduce capacity as San Diego slides into the state's most restrictive COVID-19 operating tier, women running for political office in San Diego County tell their stories about confronting receiving threats and harassment on social media, and artists go to court to preserve murals slated for demolition at a middle school in Logan Heights.

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Roundtable: San Diego's Blue Wave

Nov. 6
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego embraces democrats at the city and county level, what the presidential election results tell us about the shifting attitudes of voters, and a roundup of some of the election results in north county.

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Roundtable: San Diego Votes

Oct. 30
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

What the latest polling tells us about San Diego's top races, the San Diego Union-Tribune explains its election endorsements and voters prepare to give President Trump four more years or end the MAGA movement.

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Roundtable: California's Most Expensive Ballot Measure

Oct. 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Major money fuels California's Prop 22, how San Diego's Measure E could impact the city's climate plan, and the partisan battle for control of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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Roundtable: Voting Early In San Diego

Oct. 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The surge in early voting across San Diego county, the Supreme Court sides with President Trump to end the census early, and a look at what happens to asylum seekers who are returned to Central America.

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Roundtable: The Ugly Debate

Oct. 2
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The presidential debates get off to a chaotic start, what you need to know about the upcoming KPBS Voter Guide and a look at the race to replace Rep. Susan Davis in Congress.

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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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Roundtable: A Challenging Year For Media

Sept. 18
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

2020 poses a gauntlet of challenges for journalists and the news industry, a student journalist's perspective on the COVID-19 situation at San Diego State University, and California's huge investment in firefighting aircraft.

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Roundtable: SDSU Sees Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Sept. 11
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego State University pauses in-person classes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases among students, San Diego takes steps to help hotel workers reclaim lost jobs, and the tight race for congress in east county.

San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and To...

Roundtable: A Snapshot Of San Diego's Mayoral Race

Sept. 4
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A new poll shows a tight race between the two candidates for San Diego Mayor, time is running out to complete the 2020 Census, and more people in San Diego County are dying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Roundtable: Back To School Amid COVID-19

Aug. 28
By Bennett Lacy

SDSU begins a subdued fall semester as K-12 schools await reopening guidance as COVID-19 persists, a look at how the nation's asylum system has changed in recent years, and a new documentary series investigating child sex trafficking in San Diego.

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Roundtable: Conventions Kick Off Home Stretch For 2020 Election

Aug. 21
By Bennett Lacy

Democrats begin two weeks of political conventions modified by the COVID-19 pandemic, KPBS dives into how San Diego's women played a role in the suffrage movement 100 years ago, and San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. forces Major League Baseball to rethink its unwritten rules.

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Roundtable: Joe Biden Looks To California For His Running Mate

Aug. 14
By Bennett Lacy

The presidential election matchup is set as Joe Biden chooses California Senator Kamala Harris as his democratic running mate, a local Republican leader rails against voting by mail despite a long history of doing so himself, and the push for more enforcement of COVID-19 public health orders.

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Roundtable: San Diego's High Rise Money Pit

Aug. 7
By Bennett Lacy

A mismanaged real estate deal for a downtown office building is costing the city of San Diego thousands of dollars per day, the San Diego County Sheriff wants to streamline the outsourcing of inmate health care, and how telecommuting during COVID-19 might change our long term work culture.

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