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Roundtable: The Lengthy Court Process Of Evicting Squatters

March 8
By KPBS Staff

A look at the lengthy court process of evicting squatters; San Diego Unified School District and Sweetwater Union High School District announced layoffs in the past week; and the federal government is tracking journalists and activists working with the migrant caravans.

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Roundtable: Asylum Seeking Family Split Apart

March 1
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

An asylum-seeking family tries to stop their father's deportation, local governments make moves toward community choice energy, and San Diego State University announces its stadium partner.

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Roundtable: Money For Misconduct Records

Feb. 22
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The San Diego Sheriff's Department says it won't charge for misconduct records, a local lawmaker wants to know how ICE is using DMV information to help make arrests, and a local reservation gets into the marijuana business.

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Roundtable: Rethinking Transit In San Diego

Feb. 15
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

SANDAG's new director says the region's transit plan is not meeting climate emission goals, the plan to redevelop Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama is on hold, and a legal fight over asylum policy in San Diego County.

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Roundtable: Decriminalizing Homelessness

Feb. 8
By Andrew Bowen, Bennett Lacy

San Diego repeals an ordinance that banned living in vehicles, Congress will hold a hearing on human research done at San Diego's VA Medical Center, and local police unions fight a new transparency law.

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Roundtable: Downtown Homeless Arrests

Feb. 1
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A spike in arrests may have stymied a recent homeless count, it's been 40 years since San Diego's first school shooting, and how police are using drones in Chula Vista.

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Roundtable: Ecological Crisis At Border

Jan. 25
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

With every rainstorm, more sewage and plastic trash flows into the U.S. from Mexico fouling beaches and wetlands. A church wants to build a high-rise in Banker's Hill. Neighbors say it's too high. And the NRC is looking into whether Edison can continue to move around nuclear waste at San Onofre.

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Roundtable: San Diego's New YIMBY Mayor

Jan. 18
By Pat Finn

Mayor Faulconer says "yes in my backyard" to denser housing. The prospect of statewide rent control is not dead yet. And PG&E declares bankruptcy in the face of enormous financial liability.

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Roundtable: Wall Furor Affects Workers, Businesses And San Diego Politicians

Jan. 11
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

President Donald Trump remains firm on having $5.7 billion for a border wall. Democrats remain firmly against it. The government remains shut down. As federal workers, businesses and academics who rely on the U.S. government worry, state and local politicians are wading into the quagmire.

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Roundtable: Government Shutdown Aggravates Border Chaos

Jan. 4
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

It's been quite a week. Tear gas and rubber bullets at the border. Nuclear power advocates concerned about waste removal at San Onofre. The cyber attack on the Union-Tribune and other papers. Mentally ill criminal defendants diverted into treatment.

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Roundtable: A Look Back At The Top Stories Of 2018

Dec. 28, 2018
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

As the year comes to a close, we recap the biggest stories of year, from the midterm elections to climate change to migrants at the border.

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Roundtable: San Diego Labor Leadership Change

Dec. 21, 2018
By Kris Vera-Phillips, Mark Sauer

San Diego sees big changes within the labor movement, authorities respond to Del Mar's crumbling bluffs and losing out on the California Dream.

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Roundtable: Power Shift In San Diego Politics

Dec. 14, 2018
By Kris Vera-Phillips, Mark Sauer

New leaders take over at San Diego City Hall, security concerns for Navy Ships on the San Diego Bay and divisive rhetoric about asylum seekers in Tijuana.

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Roundtable: Trial Date For Rep. Hunter Set For September

Dec. 7, 2018
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

Indicted San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, will have his day in court next September, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez reflects on eight years at city hall, and the local cruise ship business is making a comeback.

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Roundtable: Uncertainty For Asylum Seekers

Nov. 30, 2018
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Tijuana struggles with an influx of asylum seekers, SDG&E continues its legal fight to pass 2007 wildfire costs to ratepayers, and older homeowners targeted by high-pressure sales and loans.