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San Diego Explained

San Diego Explained

Examining issues affecting San Diego with our partners at voiceofsandiego.org

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 05:49 PM PDT

The Governor's Water Plan and Why Locals are Wary

The Governor's Water Plan and Why Locals are Wary

San Diego gets most of its water supply from far away. About a fifth of it comes from Northern California.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 07:32 PM PST

High Speed Rail Planned for Southern California

High Speed Rail Planned for Southern California

There are plans to speed up the development of a high-speed rail in Southern California. NBC 7's Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Andrew Keatts have more in this week's San Diego Explained.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 at 02:53 PM PST

SD Explained: A Patchwork of Pot Policies

SD Explained: A Patchwork of Pot Policies

The shift in public attitude toward marijuana is forcing communities across the state to revisit their pot policies.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 at 07:09 PM PST

Communities Struggle to Establish Recreational Pot Policies

Communities Struggle to Establish Recreational Pot Policies

NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan explain how a shift in public attitude towards recreational marijuana use is forcing the communities across San Diego to grapple with...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 07:54 PM PST

High-Quality Craft Coffee Industry Booming in San Diego

High-Quality Craft Coffee Industry Booming in San Diego

Dozens of craft coffee roasters have flourished in recent years. NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Kinsee Morlan discuss the booming craft coffee industry in this week’s edition...

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 03:54 PM PST

San Diego Explained: Schools Aren't Rolling in Lottery Cash

 San Diego Explained: Schools Aren't Rolling in Lottery Cash

For more than three decades, the California Lottery has sent money to public schools in the state thanks to a ballot proposition approved by voters in 1984.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 10:13 PM PST

How Much California Lottery Money Goes to Schools?

How Much California Lottery Money Goes to Schools?

The California Lottery has been giving money to schools across the state for three decades. In this week's San Diego Explained, Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego's Ashly McGlone explain how much lottery...

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 03:24 PM PST

San Diego Explained: SANDAG’s Shortfall

San Diego Explained: SANDAG’s Shortfall

Most of the big transportation projects you see around San Diego, like new trolley lines and freeway expansions, are done by the San Diego Association of Governments.

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 03:50 PM PST

Tax Increases Fail to Fund Promised Transportation Projects

Tax Increases Fail to Fund Promised Transportation Projects

In this week’s edition of San Diego Explained, NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts discuss whether projects promised as part of SANDAG’s tax increase are close...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 07:41 PM PST

Why Graduation Rates Have Reached All-Time High

Why Graduation Rates Have Reached All-Time High

It isn’t always clear how graduation rates are determined. Although graduation rates appear to be at an all-time high, what exactly does that mean? NBC 7’s Monica Dean and the Voice of San Diego’s education...

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