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First detected in South Africa, the omicron variant could be more contagious and resistant to the vaccine, but researchers say much remains to be learned about this latest coronavirus variant. Plus, an appeals court has temporarily halted San D
There’s a new grant program in San Diego that aims to help close the racial wealth gap, and KPBS Race and Equity reporter Cristina Kim caught up with the first recipient. Plus, Comic-Con has canceled two in-person shows because of the pandemic,
With many families gathering for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, health officials continue to urge Americans to get fully vaccinated, which includes a booster shot six months after the initial vaccination. Plus, for decades in San Diego and
The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for employees at large businesses is currently on hold as it makes its way through the courts. Plus, after serving in the interim, Cynthia Paes has been officially named as the county’s next registrar
San Diego's biggest expansion of public transit in more than 15 years is now up and running, but there are still issues accessing the new line. Plus, public health officials say there’s a disparity in who’s getting the COVID-19 booster shot. Al
Democrats in the House are taking a victory lap today, celebrating the passage of the two trillion dollar Build Back Better social services bill. Plus, we bring you the third and final part of KPBS’s three-part series on racial covenants. KPBS
The city's mandatory deadline for its employees to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination was Wednesday. Some police officers have objected to the requirement. Plus, last week the U.S. border opened for travelers vaccinated against COVID-19,
The City Council approved a measure that would free some businesses from providing parking for customers in a move intended to increase the use of mass transit and lower emissions. Plus, in the early days of the pandemic, public health official
Winter is approaching, and while 70% of the state’s eligible population has gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, health experts warn the remaining unvaccinated and under vaccinated could lead to another surge. Plus, inflation is at
San Diego’s redistricting committee’s proposed district map side steps major shakeups, but there are still changes to be made as it moves on to a final series of public meetings. Plus, with the COP26 Climate Conference over and despite the urge
California public health officials are encouraging eligible adults to get their booster doeses of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible to stave off a possible winter surge. Plus, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department has been struggling with
After months of vitriol, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved rule changes that they say will make meetings more civil. Critics of the rules change say it limits the public’s right to free speech. Plus, on Veterans Day we bring yo
The latest milestone is encouraging but there’s a growing concern in California as hospitalizations are rising in regions with low vaccination rates. Plus, the fallout against San Diego Unified’s proposal for a “mental health” day off after Vet
The EPA is planning several different approaches to solving the decades-long cross-border sewage spills that have been plaguing the South Bay. Plus, SANDAG is working on the next transportation plan for the region just as Congress passed a tril
For the first time since March 2020, Mexican citizens can cross the border for shopping, family visits or any number of reasons if they’ve been vaccinated. But proof of vaccination may be harder to obtain than expected, due to delays in officia
Thousands of unionized Kaiser nurses and other health care workers are preparing to go on strike. Plus, after 19 months of a non-essential travel ban, the U.S.-Mexico border will finally reopen Monday, but the reopening will come with expected
Tens of millions of Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus weekly under government rules issued Thursday. Plus, Rep. Mike Levin on the c
With the CDC’s approval, kids ages 5 through 11 are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting today, but many parents are still reluctant to get their children vaccinated. Plus, San Diego restaurant owners react to the city initiative that will
Last week, SANDAG announced a plan to charge drivers a per-mile tax to fight climate change. The proposal caused a strong reaction from drivers, so how likely is it to move forward? Also, as San Diego works on implementing climate action in tra
Congressional leaders were delivered a bombshell yesterday when an open letter to lawmakers raised caution over the Border Patrol’s Critical Incident Teams. Plus, San Diego researchers are traveling to and watching Scotland online next week as
With trick-or-treating just around the corner, local doctors are warning that we are still not back to normal this Halloween. Plus, a new debt forgiveness program at San Diego community colleges is being called a lifeline for struggling student
Dr. Eric Topol, director of Scripps Research Translational Institute, on possible impact of vaccinating 5- to 11-year olds. Plus, tensions are rising over new district boundaries as the San Diego Redistricting Commission releases its first prel
Today, we bring you a special on San Diego’s housing crisis. We look at how we got here, and the role of racial discrimination in housing. We also explore where we’re going and the ways San Diego is trying to solve its housing crisis.
As COVID-19 vaccines for children inch closer to approval, we take a look at the preparations for and potential impact of the approval and what it means for the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the case of Maya Millete, the missing Chula Vista mothe
The low inventory of homes for sale in San Diego is driving prices up again. Plus, a Poway man wants his community to call him if they find a rattlesnake on their property, but relocating live rattlesnakes is not quite as simple, or legal, as
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