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We know there's a lot of noise out there regarding San Diego politics and issues affected people who live in Southern California. Every week, Alex Presha will take a look at what's happening in San Diego and share those stories here. 

Week of August 5, 2019

Democrats Now No. 1 in Former California GOP Stronghold

There are now more registered Democrats than Republicans in Orange County long known as a GOP stronghold.

Number of Migrants Waiting at US Border Surges to 50,000

At least 50,000 migrants who have reached the U.S. border with Mexico are on a waiting list for an initial attempt to seek asylum or waiting for a court hearing in the U.S. after being sent back, based on Mexican government figures and reporting by The AP.

Trump, Republican Party Sue Over California Tax Return Law

California’s law requires candidates for president and governor to release five years of tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot.

UT: One reason housing is so expensive in California? Cities, counties charge developers high fees

A new state-sponsored study says fees California cities and counties charge on new homebuilding are slowing growth.

UT: Sweetwater school district budget understated spending by as much as $20 million, county official says

The San Diego County Office of Education has rejected the Sweetwater Union High School District’s current-year budget, which means, for the second year in a row, the district will have to revise spending plans for the school year it has already started.

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