We often hear the terms "openness" and "transparency" in government circles, but not always practiced in legislative wheeling and dealing. Looking to our state Capitol, it's good to know what's brewing pike. Sara Libby, managing editor of our media partner Voice of San Diego, joins NBC 7's Gene Cubbison to discuss some of the proposed laws and happenings in the state Senate and Assembly.
After nine full weeks in office, the new Administration in Washington has had a lot of precincts in an uproar. What impact has this had on political stability and civility, here and abroad? T.J. O'Hara, a political analyst and commentator who was the leading independent candidate for President in 2012, joins NBC 7's Gene Cubbison to discuss on Politically Speaking. O'Hara is host of "A Civil Assessment" on the Independent Voter Network.
How will Uncle Sam serve the cause of protecting this nation's environment -- land, sea and air -- when the Environmental Protection Agency's budget is being targeted with a 31 percent budget cut? It's the largest spendng reduction aimed at all Cabinet agencies. More than 3,200 people facing the loss of their jobs, while 50 different programs are recommended for the chopping block. Mark O'Malley, Executive director of "San Diego Coastkeeper", speaks with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison on Politically Speaking.
The first new member of the San Diego County's Board of Supervisors in two decades, Kristin Gaspar, stops by NBC 7's Politically Speaking. She represents the county's 3rd supervisorial district, and two of her four colleagues will be termed out by the end of 2018. She served as mayor and councilmember in Encinitas.
So the San Diego Chargers are history here in this town. What's the future of the Qualcomm Stadium site? Developers are dreaming of a "Soccer City", or something even grander. Can San Diego State benefit? To break it all down, NBC 7's Gene Cubbison speaks with Scott Lewis, editor of NBC 7's Media Partner Voice of San Diego.
The U.S.' relationship with China has taken a turn since last November's election. There is "distrust" in the new Administration: trade, geopolitics, commercial relations, cyber warfare and spying. NBC 7's Gene Cubbison speaks with attorney Matt Strabone, a member of the Truman National Security Project. He recently wrote a column for U.S. News magazine, warning of "dangerous and unnecessary" ambiguity in the relationship.
Now that voters approved Prop 58 --which brings back bilingual education in schools, there's a challenge that schools aren't prepared for. Where will all the qualified bilingual teachers come from to get these programs started. Here are Professor Cristina Alfaro, who is director of the Dual language and English learner education dept at SDSU and Mario Koran, reporter for Voice of San diego who did a story about Sherman Elementary Now that voters approved Prop 58 - which brings back bilingual education in schools - there's a challenge that schools aren't prepared for. Where will all the qualified bilingual teachers come from to get these programs started? Professor Cristina Alfaro, director of the Dual language and English learner education department at SDSU, and Mario Koran, reporter for Voice of San diego, who reported a story about Sherman Elementary, discuss with NBC 7's Marianne Kushi.
A bill that would essentially turn California into a sanctuary state, is getting some pushback.
Family of three and two dogs all made it out safely. One person was treated for minor smoke inhalation.
In California, 63,000 patients rely on kidney dialysis, a life-sustaining medical procedure but critics say there is a gap in this life-saving care in San Diego and across the state.
The proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders of the Legislature would boost gasoline excise taxes by 12 cents a gallon -- a 43 percent increase.
Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump's executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. Mayor Ed Murray said the order issued in January punishing "sanctuary cities" is unconstitutional and creates uncertainty around the city's budget. Other governments have sued Trump over the sanctuary issue. San Francisco filed a lawsuit earlier this year, also saying the order was unconstitutional. California's Santa Clara County and two Massachusetts cities with large Latino populations - Chelsea and Lawrence - have also taken legal action.
The total number of flu deaths this season has reached 79, compared to 60 the same time last year.