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San Diego's homeless population is growing, and the city wants to help them with housing. But a lack of inventory and other challenges makes it difficult. more

Apr 6, 2017 8:50 AM Politics & Civic Issues

A recent San Diego County Grand Jury report took San Diego to task for running an inept and inconsistent trash bin replacement program. The problem is worsening as trash bins age, and homeowners look to avoid paying for new ones. more

Mar 24, 2017 12:39 AM Politics & Civic Issues 4 Comments

It's not just concussions that are worrisome. Former players are suing the NFL for doling out prescriptions drugs like candy. And former San Francisco 49er great Dwight Clark — famous for "The Catch" — has ALS. more

Mar 20, 2017 1:17 PM Politics & Civic Issues 1 Comments

Technological advances in transportation are bringing a host of new options, including the driverless car. Local politicians are pushing for the innovation, and the San Diego region has been designated as a proving ground for autonomous vehicle more

Mar 7, 2017 12:54 PM Politics & Civic Issues 1 Comments

There is widespread sentiment that 2016 was one of the worst years in modern history. Many liberals blame the election of President Trump as one of the more compelling reasons for the gloom, but a case can be made that others trump 2016. We offer 10. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:41 PM Politics & Civic Issues

In a ranking of top 100 metro areas by U.S. News & World Report, we cracked the top 25. L.A. did not. more

Feb 7, 2017 12:00 AM Politics & Civic Issues

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Scott Bennion

The freshman city council member was a key leader in the fight against downtown stadium. more

Jan 20, 2017 2:42 PM Politics & Civic Issues 1 Comments

Mark Muir, chair of the Board of Directors of San Diego County Water Authority, offers his insight on our water situation. more

Jan 13, 2017 3:52 PM Politics & Civic Issues

A host of developments are in the works, and there is a plan behind this 
spurt of activity, port officials say. more

Jan 10, 2017 1:30 PM Politics & Civic Issues

Infrastructure and housing initiatives didn't pass muster. more

Dec 13, 2016 3:54 PM Politics & Civic Issues

In hopes of being more transparent, the city is offering access to data, such as how much parking meters earn. more

Nov 8, 2016 4:03 PM Politics & Civic Issues

With Ray Ellis’ departure from the race, Democrats will continue to control the San Diego City Council. But does it really matter? more

Oct 25, 2016 9:52 AM Politics & Civic Issues

Only rarely do stadium votes skate to victory. Most times, they barely garner 50 percent of the vote. The Chargers will need 66.7 percent. more

Oct 21, 2016 10:32 AM Politics & Civic Issues

Some argue San Diego City Council pay is too low and doesn’t attracted talented pols. Is that true? more

Sep 14, 2016 1:57 PM Politics & Civic Issues

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Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle

The election season is heating up. So, that sound you hear? It’s knives being sharpened more

Sep 6, 2016 3:19 PM Politics & Civic Issues

A growing number of polls are inaccurate, causing some major surprises on Election Day. more

Aug 25, 2016 3:29 PM Politics & Civic Issues

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Illustration by Mark Hammermeister

Former Padres owner John Moores supports the Citizens’ Plan, one of two initiatives that could transform San Diego. more

Jul 26, 2016 12:36 PM Politics & Civic Issues

A host of neighborhoods make up our central city, and they don’t always agree. Will that matter when it comes to the proposed stadium? more

Jul 25, 2016 1:47 PM Politics & Civic Issues

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