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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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People Protesting Drag Queen Story Hour Met By Counter-Protesters And More Local News

Members of a group called Mass Resistance protested Drag Queen Story Hour at a Chula Vista library. Counter-protesters were there to meet them. Plus, San Diego County’s “second chance” program diverts some offenders away from jail, Rep. Mike Levin tours San Diego border facilities, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales joins workers calling for the passage a new labor law aimed at ... Read more →

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State, Federal Politics Cloud San Diego's Climate Goals And More Local News

San Diego's promise to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035 is facing challenges from outside forces. Meanwhile the city is behind on efforts to reduce waste and car travel. Plus, the San Diego International Airport faces rising ocean sea levels, UC San Diego surgeons performed the first HIV to HIV kidney transplant in Southern California, and a ... Read more →

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San Diego Senior Centers Unprepared For Over 65 Population Surge And More Local News

In ten years, one in four people living in San Diego County will be a senior citizen. Plus, the county is asking voters to check their registration after “motor voter” problems, which led to nearly 84,000 duplicate voter records statewide. Also ahead on today’s podcast: San Diego immigration courts lead the nation in returning asylum-seekers to Mexico and horse deaths ... Read more →

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Nearly 40% Of Young Adult Californians Live With Their Parents. Here’s Everything To Know About Them, Plus Local News

Nearly 40% of Californian’s between the ages of 18 to 34 live with their parents. Also, the U.S. Navy says using CBD products is against the rules for sailors, an update on horse deaths at the Del Mar race track and California’s government is suing the Trump administration over a new rule that could detain asylum-seeking families longer.

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City Heights Kids Take Rare Trip To The Beach And More Local News

The City Heights Community Development Corporation organized a "Boulevard to Beach: Community Transit Ride" trip this week to highlight what they say are inequities in ocean accessibility for the low-income residents of San Diego. Also, Zillow has new info on where San Diegans are coming from and where others are moving to, the group that owns the San Diego Gulls ... Read more →

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Lawsuits: Federal Gov't Fails To Protect Military Reservists Returning To Civilian Jobs And More Local News

Claiming they are denied promotions and pay, reservists and guard troops are suing their civilian employers under a federal law designed to protect their civilian careers. Plus, the city of Santa Monica is ramping up rental subsidies for seniors, National City is preparing for the 2020 Census after an undercount in 2010, and Scripps researchers have created a disease detecting ... Read more →

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Rep. Peters Explains Why He Doesn't Like The Green New Deal And More Local News

San Diego Congressman Scott Peters does not support the Green New Deal, but he does think congress should be taking action to protect the environment. Also, San Diego County Democrats have endorsed Assemblymember Todd Gloria for San Diego mayor, the Trump administration is moving to end limits on child detention, and despite a massive cleanup effort, people near some military ... Read more →

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San Diego Looking To Oust Lime Scooters And More Local News

The city claims Lime violated new speed rules for scooters that went into effect in July; the company says the city is wrong. Plus, veterans who participated in nuclear weapons testing are being offered certificates for their sacrifice and Caltrans has permanently closed a Mission Valley off-ramp as part of a major transportation project.

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California Gov. Newsom Signs Law To Limit Shootings By Police And More Local News

California is changing the standards for when police can use lethal force under a law signed Monday that seeks to reduce officer-involved shootings. Plus, KPBS takes a look at a new analysis of police shootings released by the D.A. Also, an appeals court found more than 4,000 illegal immigration convictions were improper. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System will soon ... Read more →

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Records: SDPD Officer Accused Of Sexual Assault Resigned And Never Charged

A San Diego police officer was accused of sexual assault. Records show that he resigned and was never charged with a crime. Also, San Diego becomes the fifth city in California to open a chapter of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. It's a national organization dedicated to giving a voice to survivors of crime. And a new Trump Administration ... Read more →