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What COVID-19 Questions Do You Have About Reopening San Diego?

Aug. 24
By KPBS News

What questions about reopening do you have for infectious disease specialist Dr. Christian Ramers?

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KPBS Forum Examines Institutional Racism In The US Military

Aug. 27
By KPBS News

After the killing of George Floyd sparked outrage around the country, the Pentagon announced a series of measures to tackle institutional racism throughout the services.

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Are You Going To Get A COVID-19 Test? KPBS Wants To Follow Your Journey.

Aug. 12
By KPBS News

KPBS wants to know how — or if — things have changed and whether it affected the make-up of those getting tested.

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What Questions Do You Have About Voting In November?

Aug. 3
By KPBS News

What questions do you have for San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu about election security this November?

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No More $600 Boost To Unemployment Benefits; How Does That Affect You?

July 29
By KPBS News

If you are receiving the $600 per week in Pandemic Additional Compensation, how will the loss of those funds affect you and your family?

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4-Year-Old Recovering From Minor Injuries After Mountain Lion Attack

June 15
By KPBS News

A 4-year-old child is recovering from minor injuries following an attack by a mountain lion at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve in Poway.

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San Diego Police Investigating Arrest Caught On Video

June 6
By KPBS News

The video taken Thursday night showed plainclothes police officers arresting a woman after a downtown protest, and putting her into an unmarked minivan. It also shows one officer saying he would shoot other protesters if they followed.

Temecula City Hall on June 5, 2020.

Temecula Mayor Resigns Over Email Controversy

June 5
By KPBS News

In the email, James Stewart wrote he didn't "believe there's ever been a good person of color killed by police." He apologized for the email and said it was a mistake caused by using voice-to-text on his phone.

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Coronavirus Blog Archive

May 19
By KPBS News

This is an archive of breaking news about the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: What Your Fellow San Diegans Are Asking KPBS

May 12
By KPBS News

As information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 changes daily, KPBS will keep you up-to-date with the latest information and answers to your questions.

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Were You At The First Earth Day In San Diego In 1970?

April 14
By KPBS News

On the 50-year anniversary of Earth Day, KPBS is looking to talk to people who were at the original celebrations.

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How Are Your Loved Ones In Senior Care Facilities Coping During Pandemic?

March 27
By KPBS News

We need your help in shining a light on what seniors and their families are experiencing and whether their needs are being met in this difficult time.

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What's The Impact Of Coronavirus School Closures On Special Education In San Diego?

March 17
By KPBS News

If so, we need to speak with you about the impact the coronavirus school closures will have on your child.

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What Do You Want To Know About The Coronavirus?

March 11
By KPBS News

As concerns mount over the coronavirus, Health Reporter Tarryn Mento wants to know what's on your mind and is looking to address your questions in a new segment.

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5 Things To Watch This March Primary Election

Feb. 28
By KPBS News

We know there’s a lot on the ballot, from the presidential primaries down to school board seats. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most-watched local races. Here are our news stories that sum up the major races and the candidates competing for your vote, along with a much-debated ballot proposition.

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Give Us A 'Ring' If You Have A Smart Doorbell

Feb. 13
By KPBS News

KPBS is launching a series of stories on how all of this technology is changing our lives. We are particularly interested in people who have Ring doorbells and live in cities where the police department has an agreement with Amazon.

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Do You Have Questions About Voting In The March 2020 Primary Election?

Jan. 28
By KPBS News

This year, California moves up its primary elections to March to coincide with Super Tuesday.

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High Hopes: California's Pot Experiment

Dec. 16, 2019
By KPBS News

When California legalized marijuana in 2016, some hailed it as a progressive policy that would generate much needed tax revenues while others said it would be a health and safety disaster. KPBS examines the myths and realities in a five-part series.

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Help KPBS Shape Our 2020 Election Coverage

Nov. 18, 2019
By KPBS News

KPBS is looking to hear from you ahead of the primary election coming up March 3, 2020. We want to ensure our coverage reflects the issues that matter most to you.

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San Diego: What Do You Remember About The Fight Over Prop. 187?

Nov. 1, 2019
By KPBS News

Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 187, an anti-immigrant ballot initiative aimed at prohibiting people living in California illegally from receiving medical, educational and other social services. But while a federal judge blocked the measure from being implemented, the effects of Prop. 187 are still being felt today.

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What Health Issues Concern You The Most?

Oct. 21, 2019
By KPBS News

Health is a big topic to cover in a region of more than 3 million people — and it means something different to everyone. KPBS wants your help in guiding our reporting.

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Has Anyone Ever Told You To 'Go Back Where You Came From'?

July 15, 2019
By KPBS News

Tweets by President Donald Trump target four democratic congresswomen, all American citizens, telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." KPBS is asking San Diegans for their experience with the common racist remark.

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Famed Ocean Researcher Walter Munk Dies At 101

Feb. 11, 2019
By KPBS News

Walter Munk, the famed geophysicist who turned a lifetime of questions into a spectacular career at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, died Friday.

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California GOP Lawmaker From San Diego Switches Parties, Criticizes Trump

Jan. 24, 2019
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein said he differs with the Republican Party on immigration as well as health care, gun control, abortion and gay rights.

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Storm Could Cause Flooding In San Diego County

Jan. 14, 2019
By City News Service, KPBS News

The third storm system of the year is expected to bring heavy rainfall and snow Monday to San Diego County, along with the potential for flash flooding.

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Cabrillo National Monument Closed Due To Government Shutdown

Dec. 24, 2018
By KPBS News

The Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma is closed because of the government shutdown, according to an announcement on the National Park Service's website.

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2018 Midterm Election Results: Join In On A Statewide Discussion

Nov. 7, 2018
By KPBS News

In collaboration with the California Dream project, join us for a live, statewide call-in radio show on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. We’ll get reaction to the 2018 midterm election results from political reporters around the state and from listeners like you.

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Watch Live: 2018 General Election Coverage

Nov. 6, 2018
By KPBS News and PBS Newshour

Check out KPBS' live coverage of the 2018 general election.

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San Diego County Water Authority Seeks To Settle Legal Disputes With Metropolitan Water District

Oct. 26, 2018
By KPBS News

Local water officials have fought for decades with the Metropolitan Water District. The dispute has often left the two agencies fighting expensive legal battles and publicly insulting each other.

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SDG&E Shuts Off Power To 360 Customers Due To High Winds

Oct. 15, 2018
By KPBS News

San Diego Gas and Electric shut off power to about 360 customers in San Diego County on Monday due to high wind conditions that could pose a risk for wildfires.

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SDG&E Customers To See Rate Reductions Starting In October

Sept. 24, 2018
By KPBS News

San Diego Gas and Electric announced Monday that ratepayers will see bill reductions next month following a court settlement for the costs of closing the now-defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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Activists Claim Bullying Against Muslim Middle School Student In El Cajon

Aug. 1, 2018
By KPBS News, Megan Burks

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the 14-year-old girl and her parents were attacked by eight to 10 students who had followed her home from Greenfield Middle School.

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Arson Wildfire Forces Entire California Town To Evacuate

July 25, 2018
By KPBS News

A fast-moving wildfire — believed to have been sparked by arson — tore through trees, burned five homes and forced evacuation orders for an entire mountain town as California sweltered under a heat wave and battled ferocious fires at both ends of the state.

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Earthquake Felt In San Diego

July 25, 2018
By KPBS News

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake centered in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico was felt in San Diego.

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Fire Destroys Homes, Burns Hundreds Of Acres In Alpine

July 6, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

CalFire officials say firefighters have stopped the forward spread of the West Fire in Alpine which has so far burned 400 acres and is 5 percent contained.

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Protests Against Trump Immigration Policy Planned In San Diego

June 22, 2018
By KPBS News

Demonstrators have planned a San Diego Saturday morning. march in protest of the Trump administration's immigration policies.

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Congressional Democrats Tour San Diego Immigration Detention Facilities

June 18, 2018
By Jean Guerrero, KPBS News

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and more than a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus came to San Diego to tour detention facilities and see the first-hand the effects of the Trump Administration’s family separation policies.

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Desmond, Gomez Appear To Advance To November For County Supervisors District 5 Seat

June 5, 2018
By KPBS News

With all precincts reporting, San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond has 45.1 percent of the vote in the race for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 5.

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Dumanis, Fletcher Advance To November Supervisors District 4 Race

June 5, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

Democrat Nathan Fletcher and Republican Bonnie Dumanis will face facing off in the November general election for the Supervisors District 4 race.

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Susan Davis Has Lead In Her Bid For 10th Term In Congress

June 5, 2018
By KPBS News

Democrat incumbent Susan Davis has taken an early lead in her bid to return to the House of Representatives.

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San Diego Election Turnout Predicted At 40 To 45 Percent, Registrar Says

June 5, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

As of the close of registration, there were 1,693,774 registered voters in the county. There were 617,701 Democrats, 492,861 Republicans, 498,989 non-partisan voters and 84,223 with other party registrations.

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Brush Fire Closes I-8 Freeway Near SDSU

June 3, 2018
By KPBS News

A brush fire in Del Cerro closed Interstate 8 near San Diego State University on Sunday afternoon. Most lanes were re-opened by Sunday evening.

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San Diego Leaders Condemn Texas School Shooting

May 18, 2018
By KPBS News

San Diego leaders are reacting to a school shooting in Texas, where a 17-year-old boy carrying a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people and injuring 10 more.

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San Diego Congressional Reps. React As Trump Withdraws From Iran Nuclear Accord

May 8, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, abruptly restoring harsh sanctions in the most consequential foreign policy action of his presidency.

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Backers Of Soccer City Sue To Pull SDSU West Initiative From November Ballot

April 19, 2018
By KPBS News

The backers of Soccer City filed suit Wednesday to remove the SDSU West initiative from the November ballot.

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Qualcomm Laying Off 1,231 San Diego Employees As Part Of 'Cost Reduction Plan'

April 19, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

Qualcomm is laying off 1,231 San Diego employees and another 269 workers in Northern California as part of a $1 billion cost- cutting plan.

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Sheriff's Department Will Review Rebecca Zahau Case

April 16, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Monday they will reevaluate the Rebecca Zahau case, following a civil verdict that found a man responsible for her death.

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Chula Vista Native Desi Linden Wins Boston Marathon, 1st US Woman Since '85

April 16, 2018
By Associated Press, KPBS News

Desiree Linden, a Chula Vista native, splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to a Boston Marathon victory on Monday, the first American woman to win the race since 1985.

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San Diego State Partners With Ofo To Offer Dockless Bike Rentals

April 10, 2018
By KPBS News

San Diego State University hosted its first-ever Bike to Campus Day to launch a partnership between the university and dockless bike rental provider Ofo.

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Scooter Company Bird Pledges To 'Save' Sidewalks From Vehicle Clutter

March 28, 2018
By City News Service, KPBS News

Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden wrote an open letter to his counterparts at four bike-sharing companies urging them to join him in a pledge to "Save Our Sidewalks." He says the pledge would help American cities avoid the plight of the "out-of-control" bike-sharing deployment in China.

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