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KPBS Midday Edition is a daily talk show hosted by Maureen Cavanaugh and Jade Hindmon, keeping San Diegans in the know on everything from politics to the arts.

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Poway Water Woes Continues, Could GOP Stronghold City Council District 5 Turn Blue? And New Star Wars Ride

After a snafu that left Poway without potable water for a week, the state Water Resources Control Board issued three violations to the city, requiring it to correct the problem long term. Plus, with Mark Kersey termed out, San Diego City Council District 5, once a Republican stronghold, could turn blue. Two Democrats and a Republican are vying for the ... Read more →

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Mayor Faulconer Delivers Final State Of The City Address, California Housing Crisis Mystery, How Climate Change Impacts Desert Tortoises, And Trafficking Victims Reclaim Their Stories.

For his sixth and final State of the City address, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer laid out ambitious plans to address housing and homelessness. Plus, despite a major run-up in rents, California landlords are using the courts to evict tenants far less frequently. What’s going on? Also, desert tortoises are well equipped to handle hot and dry climate but our ... Read more →

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House Sends Articles Of Impeachment To Senate, Virginity Testing Ban, VA Smoking Ban, New Dinosaur Discovery And Preserving San Diego Black History

The wait is over. The U.S. House of Representatives has transmitted the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate and selected Reps. Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler as prosecutors for the impeachment trial. Plus, after the Internet uproar over rapper T.I’s admission that he takes his daughter to the gynecologist for a yearly virginity test, San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, last ... Read more →

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California’s Mini-Census, New Airport Terminal 1 On The Way, And Haitians In Tijuana: 10 Years After Devastating Earthquake

California is outspending every other state on the U.S. Census and is also conducting its own mini state census to ensure every resident is counted. Plus, the plan to remake Terminal 1 at the San Diego Airport is moving forward. The project includes expanding the terminal to 30 gates and a new parking garage. Also, 10 years ago, an earthquake ... Read more →

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San Diego GOP Summons Party Faithful, California Looking To Enter Rx Market, LGBTQ Center Exhibit Leads To Diversity Training And SDSU Film Grad Serves Up Social Justice In New Film ‘Just Mercy’

The Republican Party of San Diego County is calling all party faithful to discuss 2020 issues and strategies to combat this election year. Plus, California is looking to become the first state in the nation to sell its own generic prescription drugs under a new plan proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. There are a lot of Iraq veterans in San ... Read more →

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Newsom Announces State Budget, Nervous Theatre Stages 'The Maids'

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his $222 billion state spending plan. Also, the Nervous Theatre describes itself as a nomadic company. That means no venue to call home. But the company is in town this weekend to perform Jean Genet's "The Maids" at Tenth Ave Arts Center.

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Duncan Hunter Resigns, What's Next For The 50th District? San Diego Unified Sues Vaping Company Juul, California’s New Privacy Law, Feeding San Diego Goes To Congress

California Governor Gavin Newsom's office said that no special election will be called following the resignation of Rep. Duncan Hunter. Also, the San Diego Unified School District is suing vaping company Juul Labs over what it calls a youth vaping “epidemic.” We’ll also tell you how California's new privacy law works. Plus, the struggle highly skilled immigrants face finding new ... Read more →

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Trump Vows New Economic Sanctions On Iran, Spring Valley's New Homeless Camp, San Diego Toddler Spawns A Kindness Movement, New Film Series From Film Geeks San Diego

President Trump is vowing new economic sanctions on Iran in response to a missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq. Plus, a new program clears tickets for homeless people who stay at a bridge shelter for at least 30 days. We’ll also take a look at rising homelessness in Spring Valley. Highly skilled immigrants continue to struggle to find work ... Read more →

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Local Iranian-Americans React To Soleimani’s Death, Lawmakers Reintroduce Controversial Housing Bill, And Meet San Diego's Kitten Lady

San Diego is home to about 60,000 Iranian-Americans. Zohreh Ghahremani, with the Persian Cultural Center in San Diego and author of “Sky of Red Poppies,” a 2012 One Book One San Diego selection, says the community is concerned last week’s killing of General Qassem Soleimani will lead to further violence in the Middle East. As state lawmakers return from the ... Read more →

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US Options Limited In Middle East, The Uncertain Future Of San Diego’s Planning Groups And A Reporter Looks Back At A Decade Of Covering California Politics

With the renewed conflict with Iran, the U.S. has limited options in the Middle East as more troops are deployed there. Plus, San Diego's 42 Community Planning Groups have operated in different ways from each other since they came about in the 70’s. Now, the city is attempting to standardize those operations. Also, California is in need of more teachers, ... Read more →