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Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US
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Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally. A number of sites in Texas and elsewhere are being considered as detention facilities for many of the more than... Read »

5 hours ago
Brown Calls Border Crossing Humanitarian Issue

Brown Calls Border Crossing Humanitarian Issue

Gov. Jerry Brown is calling the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border a... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Escondido Denies Immigrant Children Housing Permit

Escondido Denies Immigrant Children Housing Permit

The City of Escondido has denied a permit for a temporary shelter for undocumented immigrant children. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Tempers Flare Over Shelter for Undocumented Immigrants

Tempers Flare Over Shelter for Undocumented Immigrants

Tempers flared in Escondido Tuesday between pro-immigrant activists and opponents of a proposed shelter... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Worker to Mayor: Don't Take Minimum Wage Hike From Me

Worker to Mayor: Don't Take Minimum Wage Hike From Me

Dozens of San Diegans who say they live paycheck to paycheck are asking Mayor Kevin Faulconer to sign the... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

More than 18 months after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gov. Dannel Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Prop 47 Aims for Softer Sentences, School Funding

Prop 47 Aims for Softer Sentences, School Funding

A new proposition slated for California’s November ballot would make thousands of criminals eligible... Watch »

Jul 19, 2014
Edibles Future in San Diego Unclear

Edibles Future in San Diego Unclear

A ban on edibles and hash oil did not make it through San Diego’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee... Watch »

Jul 17, 2014
Marijuana Edibles, Hash Oil Ban Considered

Marijuana Edibles, Hash Oil Ban Considered

A San Diego City Council committee is considering banning edible marijuana products like cookies and brownies... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
New Plan for Horton Plaza Park Cost

New Plan for Horton Plaza Park Cost

It's been a year and a half since a couple of major retail and restaurant buildings were demolished to make way for... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Calif. Regulators Vote in Favor of Water Restrictions

Calif. Regulators Vote in Favor of Water Restrictions

California is running dry -- and state regulators are moving to crack down on people's outdoor water use. Watch »

Jul 19, 2014
Effort to Split California Into 6 States Could Head to Ballot

Effort to Split California Into 6 States Could Head to Ballot

A campaign to put a measure that would turn California into six distinct states on the ballot has collected... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
SD Council Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

SD Council Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

The polarizing issue of a citywide minimum wage hike higher than the state’s new $9 per hour comes to a Council vote... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
California Bill Would Regulate Pet Insurance

California Bill Would Regulate Pet Insurance

California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation. Read »

Jul 13, 2014
Murrieta Mayor on Border Crisis:

Murrieta Mayor on Border Crisis: "We Tried to Help"

“Contrary to what you saw on the video, Murrieta tried to step in and help..." Murrieta mayor tells NBC News. Watch »

Jul 13, 2014
El Cajon Decides Fate of Half-Cent Sales Tax

El Cajon Decides Fate of Half-Cent Sales Tax

In El Cajon, there will be no extension of a sales tax hike put in place by voters 10 years ago. Read »

Jul 11, 2014
California Red-Legged Frog Named State Amphibian

California Red-Legged Frog Named State Amphibian

The frog made famous in a tale by Mark Twain is now California's official state amphibian. Read »

Jul 9, 2014
Restaurateurs Nervous Over Minimum Wage Hike

Restaurateurs Nervous Over Minimum Wage Hike

Entrepreneurs in San Diego's restaurant industry are still digesting last week's dollar-an-hour hike in the state's... Watch »

Jul 8, 2014
Local Educator Joins Fight Against 'Re-Homing'

Local Educator Joins Fight Against 'Re-Homing'

A San Diego-based educator has joined the fight against child trafficking and a practice called “re-homing,”... Read »

Jul 9, 2014
NBC 7, Local Media Urge DA to Release Letter

NBC 7, Local Media Urge DA to Release Letter

Attorneys for NBC San Diego and ten other local media outlets and journalism groups are urging District... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
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