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Stories by Katy Stegall

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Cannabis Industry Is Becoming A Bigger Player In Local Politics

April 30
By Katy Stegall

The industry contributed more than $300,000 in the most recent election cycle to candidates who support looser restrictions on cannabis operations in cities and county unincorporated areas.

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San Diego’s Donovan Prison Has One Of Highest COVID-19 Death Rates In State

Jan. 22
By Katy Stegall

A December outbreak at the prison led to more than 700 cases and 15 deaths, according to state records.

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San Diego Police Records Website Down After Posting Confidential Information

Nov. 13, 2020
By Katy Stegall

San Diego had been posting internal records from the police department online for about a year, but that was shut down Monday when officials accidentally published a document with confidential information about a crime victim.

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COVID-19 Cases Spike At San Diego County Jails And Detention Centers

Dec. 22, 2020
By Claire Trageser, Katy Stegall

More than 1,800 cases have been reported at these facilities from March through mid-December, with hundreds reported in just the past few weeks, according to San Diego County community outbreak records obtained by KPBS.

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Here's Where COVID-19 Outbreaks Have Happened In San Diego County

Dec. 21, 2020
By Claire Trageser, Katy Stegall

If you’ve gone out at all since the pandemic first struck, you quite likely walked into a place where an outbreak occurred, according to the KPBS analysis of 1,006 outbreak records dating from March through the end of November.