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Bennett Lacy

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Ben Lacy is a producer for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Roundtable.

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Roundtable: California's Most Expensive Ballot Measure

Oct. 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Major money fuels California's Prop 22, how San Diego's Measure E could impact the city's climate plan, and the partisan battle for control of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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Roundtable: Voting Early In San Diego

Oct. 16
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The surge in early voting across San Diego county, the Supreme Court sides with President Trump to end the census early, and a look at what happens to asylum seekers who are returned to Central America.

President Donald Trump, left, Democratic presid...

Roundtable: The Ugly Debate

Oct. 2
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The presidential debates get off to a chaotic start, what you need to know about the upcoming KPBS Voter Guide and a look at the race to replace Rep. Susan Davis in Congress.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as h...

Roundtable: A Challenging Year For Media

Sept. 18
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

2020 poses a gauntlet of challenges for journalists and the news industry, a student journalist's perspective on the COVID-19 situation at San Diego State University, and California's huge investment in firefighting aircraft.

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Roundtable: SDSU Sees Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Sept. 11
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego State University pauses in-person classes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases among students, San Diego takes steps to help hotel workers reclaim lost jobs, and the tight race for congress in east county.

San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and To...

Roundtable: A Snapshot Of San Diego's Mayoral Race

Sept. 4
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A new poll shows a tight race between the two candidates for San Diego Mayor, time is running out to complete the 2020 Census, and more people in San Diego County are dying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Roundtable: Back To School Amid COVID-19

Aug. 28
By Bennett Lacy

SDSU begins a subdued fall semester as K-12 schools await reopening guidance as COVID-19 persists, a look at how the nation's asylum system has changed in recent years, and a new documentary series investigating child sex trafficking in San Diego.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kam...

Roundtable: Conventions Kick Off Home Stretch For 2020 Election

Aug. 21
By Bennett Lacy

Democrats begin two weeks of political conventions modified by the COVID-19 pandemic, KPBS dives into how San Diego's women played a role in the suffrage movement 100 years ago, and San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. forces Major League Baseball to rethink its unwritten rules.

Vice President Joe Biden swears in Sen. Kamala ...

Roundtable: Joe Biden Looks To California For His Running Mate

Aug. 14
By Bennett Lacy

The presidential election matchup is set as Joe Biden chooses California Senator Kamala Harris as his democratic running mate, a local Republican leader rails against voting by mail despite a long history of doing so himself, and the push for more enforcement of COVID-19 public health orders.

San Diego's seal is shown at the downtown City ...

Roundtable: San Diego's High Rise Money Pit

Aug. 7
By Bennett Lacy

A mismanaged real estate deal for a downtown office building is costing the city of San Diego thousands of dollars per day, the San Diego County Sheriff wants to streamline the outsourcing of inmate health care, and how telecommuting during COVID-19 might change our long term work culture.

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Business Report: Jobs Report Caps Strong Economic Week

Feb. 7
By Bennett Lacy

The U.S. adds more jobs in January, coronavirus concerns blunt an otherwise strong week for stocks, Macy's announces store closures and San Diego launches a new tourism campaign.