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San Diego News Now

San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

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‘It Feels Like Freedom’

How an older pair of San Diegans described getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Plus: more windy weather, a big win by the California Innocence Project and more of the local news you need.

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Racial Justice Activists Want More Action On Police Shootings

San Diego’s racial justice activists call on the District Attorney to prosecute police officers for past shootings. Meanwhile, local San Diego climate leaders react to the incoming Biden Administration’s climate action plan. Plus, the Trump administration is looking to remove protections for millions of acres of California desert.

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Anti-Vaxxer Threats Prompt State Capitol Closures

Portions of the California State Capitol were closed last week after lawmakers received threats from so-called anti-vaxxers. Also, as San Diego County Senior Care facilities scramble to get covid-19 vaccines for their residents and staff, they’re finding that roughly half their caregivers are refusing the shots. Plus, Air Force leaders have had to make cuts to basic training to keep ... Read more →

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San Diego Covid-19 Deaths Doubled

Between late November and now, the number of COVID-19 deaths in San Diego County doubled from 1,000 to more than 2,000. Experts expect the number to continue to rise rapidly for at least another month, if not two. Meanwhile, Covid-19 vaccines have arrived in Imperial County, but not enough -- and decisions on who to vaccinate are difficult. Plus, local ... Read more →

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The State Of The City

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria delivers his first State Of The City address on Wednesday. Meanwhile, San Diego congressional representatives make their case for or against impeachment on Capitol hill - mostly for. Plus, delivery drivers at supermarkets are already seeing the effects of Prop 22.

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Calming Vaccine Fears

An effort to vaccinate people in San Diego who will help convince skeptical populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Plus: we're close to doubling our deaths and cases from the start of the pandemic in just the last month alone, San Diego Unified School District's plans to eventually expand on-campus COVID testing and more local news you need.

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Changing The City’s Tune

Three ways San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has already changed the direction of city government. Plus: A gorilla troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park tested positive for COVID-19, Coronavirus cases at San Diego County senior care facilities have surged to their highest point yet and more local news you need.

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North County Vaccine Roll-Out

Vista begins phase 1A of it’s vaccine roll out plan. Meanwhile California is nearing 30,000 deaths from Covid-19. Also, some states and cities are trying to improve the quality of data on veteran suicide, which is often incomplete and years old.

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CA GOP Leader On Party Future

After a mob of Trump loyalists attacked the U.S. Capitol building, the city of Washington, D.C. is declaring a state of emergency for the next two weeks. There are now calls for investigations into police conduct during the riot and how it was allowed to go as far as it did. Plus, reactions from local Congressional representatives who were there ... Read more →

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The Storming Of The US Capitol

Local reaction to Wednesday’s insurrection at the US Capitol. Also, the latest on Covid-19 in San Diego county. Plus, Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Nora Vargas want racism to be declared a public health crisis.