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Sunday, Jan 15, 2017

Politically Speaking: San Diego Woman's March

Politically Speaking: San Diego Woman's March

Thousands of women are expected to converge on the nation's capital for the "Women's March on Washington" the day after President-elect Trump is inaugurated. The January 21 march will be a momentous display of unity in protest of a president whose treatment of women came to dominate headlines. The same day, women in San Diego will march in solidarity through downtown. The organizer of that march, Sarah Dolgen, and participant Sabrina Miller, stop by Politically Speaking to talk with NBC 7's Nicole Gomez.

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

Politically Speaking: California Lawmakers in 2017

Politically Speaking: California Lawmakers in 2017

Fresh off the holiday break, state lawmakers are getting right back to work, some of them new. We are also seeing a very rare situation when it comes to the makeup of our state politics. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe speaks with Republican Joel Anderon, from Alpine, serving in his second term, and newly elected Senator Toni Atkins, previously an assembly member, about the year ahead.

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

Politically Speaking: Enforcing New Laws in 2017

Politically Speaking: Enforcing New Laws in 2017

It's one thing to make another new law, and another to make sure people follow it. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe speaks with Attorney Vic Bajaj about enforcement.

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

Politically Speaking: New Laws in Effect in 2017

Politically Speaking: New Laws in Effect in 2017

It's 2017, and the new year means new rules. Dozens of new laws are now in place involving everything from stricter gun control to a law that allows you to break into someone else's car. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe takes a look at the laws you need to know.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

Politically Speaking: Solutions for the Homeless Crisis

Politically Speaking: Solutions for the Homeless Crisis

What is the solution to the homeless crisis? There is likely no one simple answer, but services for the homeless is definitely part of the equation. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe speaks with Amy Gonyeau from the Alpha Project about what is being done, and what more is needed.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

Politically Speaking: The Homeless and The Cost to Taxpayers

Politically Speaking: The Homeless and The Cost to Taxpayers

There are business and hotel owners around the city and county who worry about what the growing homeless population could do to tourism. It's an industry that makes up a significant portion of the city's tax revenue. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe speaks with Elvin Lai, the president and CEO of the Ocean Park Inn in Pacific Beach. Lai is also involved with the Hotel Motel Association, the Tourism Authority, and The California Hotel and Lodging Association.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

Politically Speaking: The Homeless Population in San Diego

Politically Speaking: The Homeless Population in San Diego

The landscape of downtown is changing. The contrast is stark: new high rise condos next to sidewalks lined with tents. San Diego's homeless population seems to be exploding. The questions are why the increase, what it means to you, and is there a solution? NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe speaks with Lisa Halverstadt with NBC 7's media partner, the Voice of San Diego.

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016

Politically Speaking: Plans to Redevelop Park

Politically Speaking: Plans to Redevelop Park

NBC 7 Investigates has found that in two years, San Diego Police responded to prostitution, domestic violence, petty theft, drug possession and more at what's called the children's park in Downtown San Diego. NBC 7's Mari Payton speaks with Civic San Diego's Brad Richter about the issue and plans to redevelop the park.

Monday, Dec 5, 2016

Politically Speaking: Increase in Minimum Wage

Politically Speaking: Increase in Minimum Wage

This past election, voters approved a higher minimum wage and expanded sick leave based on hours worked. What does this mean for our local restaurants and diners? NBC 7's Mari Payton speaks with Chris Duggan, with the California Restaurant Association, and Dr. Peter Brownell, research director at the Center on Policy Initiatives.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

Politically Speaking: Gaspar Wins County of Supes District 3 Race

Politically Speaking: Gaspar Wins County of Supes District 3 Race

Republican Kristin Gaspar has officially won the County of Supervisor's race in District 3. NBC 7's Mari Payton speaks with her about the win.

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