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KPBS Midday Edition

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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San Diego Unified Won’t Expand In-Person Learning Until January

With COVID-19 infections occurring among students in school districts that have reopened in-person learning, San Diego Unified officials say they won’t consider expanding the district’s limited in-person learning until at least January. Plus, some of the biggest political players in ... Read more →

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41% Of San Diego County Registered Voters Have Cast Ballots

More than one-third of the county’s 1.95 million voters have already cast their ballots, almost doubling the number of people who voted by this time in the 2016 election. Plus, with Rep. Susan Davis retiring, the 53rd Congressional District race ... Read more →

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Republican Vs. Republican In East County Supervisor Race

San Diego Supervisor District 2 candidates Steve Vaus and Joel Anderson offer their stances on the issues as they vie to represent the East County. Plus, two teenage sisters are shedding light on what it means to be Black in ... Read more →

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Judge Asks DOJ To Step Up Reuniting Families

A federal judge wants the DOJ to participate more in reuniting separated families at the border. Next, President Donald Trump is losing support among suburban women. Plus, people on both sides of the US-Mexico border tell us how they’re voting ... Read more →

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Racial Equity Is A Goal Of California's New Vaccine Safety Workgroup

Two San Diego physicians are among the 11 member panel which will determine the safety of and how a COVID-19 vaccine is distributed in California. It will take place, Governor Gavin Newsom said, at the “speed of trust.” Next, San ... Read more →

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Pandemic’s Death Toll 66% Higher Than Official Counts

Far more people have died during the pandemic than previously known. inewsource uncovers new details about the death toll in San Diego County. Plus, Measure B asks for a Commission on Police Practices that would have the power to subpoena ... Read more →

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New Information Behind The Ash Street Lease

New reporting suggests San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer had a more direct role in the Ash Street lease negotiations than previously known. Plus, Measure A on San Diego's ballot this election would raise 900 million dollars for affordable housing. We ... Read more →

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Last Day To Register To Vote In San Diego County

Monday is the deadline for San Diego County residents to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election. Plus, candidates for the County Board of Supervisors’ District 3 show little common ground. This seat will likely determine the political majority ... Read more →

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Chaotic Race For District 9

Organized labor and community member support shifted to District 9 candidate Sean-Elo Rivera after opponent Kelvin Barrios suspended his campaign last month. Plus, in an ongoing series, KPBS is examining data tracked by the county to monitor coronavirus in the ... Read more →

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San Diego Pandemic Losses Could Reach $12B, Campa-Najjar In Hot Water After Controversial Comments, COVID-19 Is Found In A Funny Place, The BLM Movement Expands To Mexico, And Opera At The Drive-In

SANDAG has tallied up the total economic losses during the pandemic — and it’s not looking good. Plus, in an interview last week with Defend East County, Ammar Campa-Najjar, the Democrat running for Congress in the 50th District, said he’s ... Read more →