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San Diego News Matters

KPBS' daily news podcast covering local politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings so you can listen on your morning commute.

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Candidates Trade Attacks In District 7 City Council Race

The Presidential campaign revved into high gear on Thursday night with the last debate between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden… Meanwhile, in San Diego election issues: We’re fact checking mailers and texts from the San Diego City ... Read more →

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Protestors Demand A Re-opening Of U.S. Asylum Proceedings

Protesters gathered at US Ports of Entry to demand the US restore asylum proceedings for migrants who have been waiting in Mexico for months. Also, we’ll review Measure E on the ballot. Plus, a look at how the San Diego ... Read more →

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Close But Not Quite

San Diego came close but was not quite pushed into the most restrictive Covid-19 tier due to the county’s high testing rate. Also we’ll review measures B, C and D on this year’s ballot. Plus, San Diego’s Asian Film festival ... Read more →

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San Diegans Rush To Vote

The registrar of voters says the number of ballots received thus far in the election cycle is up 300 to 400 percent from 2016. Plus, climate activists are meeting online to figure out how to meet California’s ambitious climate goals ... Read more →

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Sounding The Alarm

San Diego County officials have sounded the alarm about rising COVID-19 rates, urging everyone to be vigilant and help keep the county from dipping back into the state’s most restrictive reopening tier. Plus: who’s back in school and who isn’t, ... Read more →

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Region Projected To Lose $12.4 Billion

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may cost the region's economy more than $12.4 billion in 2020, according to a report released Thursday. We’ll review the San Diego City Council race for District Nine, and also Ballot Measure A regarding ... Read more →

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Marine Commander Fired After Deadly Accident

The commander of a Marine battalion landing team was relieved from duty on Tuesday. He was the commander of a team involved in a training accident last July that killed nine young servicemen. Also, we’ll review the political races for ... Read more →

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Supreme Court Stops The Census Count

On Tuesday afternoon, The Supreme Court Ordered an immediate halt to the 2020 Census Count. Plus, we’ll have a review of San Diego City Council races. And, California Assembly member Shirley Weber talks about which laws she believes can help ... Read more →

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50th District Candidate Angers Democrats

50th District Candidate, Ammar Campa-Najjar participated in an interview last week with a group called Defend East County. In the interview, Campa-Najjar made a number of controversial comments that have angered Democratic supporters. And, things are still rough for the ... Read more →

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Race for Supervisor Seat Challenges County’s Political Balance

The outcome of the race to fill the District 3 seat for county supervisors could shift the political balance in San Diego. And... California’s EDD - the unemployment office - has made some improvements but is still facing criticism. Plus, ... Read more →