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ThinkProgress: The $5 Million Proposal To Hold Border Patrol Agents Accountable For Shootings

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Tucked into the final budget proposal of President Obama’s administration is an effort to prevent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents from...

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Educational Equity

Union-Tribune: UCSD recruits future Tritons at SD High

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

By Gary Warth Some San Diego High School students may be reconsidering their future after a visit from UC San Diego officials Wednesday. “We’re all here because we...

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Inclusive Democracy

KPBS: San Diego Neighborhoods Close In Distance, Miles Apart In Voter Turnout

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016

By Megan Burks, Claire Trageser San Diego’s El Cajon Boulevard and its four lanes of traffic doesn’t look like much of a border, but it divides two starkly different...

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Community Development

Could California’s 16-year-olds be casting ballots?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

By Jeremy B. White They can’t purchase alcohol or cigarettes, enlist in the military or gamble. But in California, 16-year-olds could gain the right to vote. Sometimes. A...

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Alliance Updates

Could California’s 16-year-olds be casting ballots?

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By Jeremy B. White

They can’t purchase alcohol or cigarettes, enlist in the military or gamble. But in California, 16-year-olds could gain the right to vote.

Sometimes.

A bill before the Legislature would amend California’s constitution to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to cast ballots exclusively in school district and community college board elections – the very races, proponents argue, in which Californians under 18 have the most at stake. They still wouldn’t be able to sway congressional or legislative contests or help pick the next president.

Union-Tribune: UCSD recruits future Tritons at SD High

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By Gary Warth

Some San Diego High School students may be reconsidering their future after a visit from UC San Diego officials Wednesday.

“We’re all here because we believe in you,” UC San Diego Chancellor of Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez told 660 students packed into the school gym. “We’re here because we believe in your dreams.”

ThinkProgress: The $5 Million Proposal To Hold Border Patrol Agents Accountable For Shootings

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By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

Tucked into the final budget proposal of President Obama’s administration is an effort to prevent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents from operating with impunity after the agency has been plagued with years of controversy.

In his 2017 fiscal year budget plan, President Obama is requesting the allocation of $5 million to support the use of body-worn cameras for agents on the southern U.S. border.

KPBS: San Diego Neighborhoods Close In Distance, Miles Apart In Voter Turnout

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By Megan Burks, Claire Trageser

San Diego’s El Cajon Boulevard and its four lanes of traffic doesn’t look like much of a border, but it divides two starkly different neighborhoods.

Head north of it and you’ll quickly leave the liquor stores and ethnic markets behind and move into a neighborhood of single-family homes that become progressively pricier with each passing block. Head south and you’ll be surrounded by apartment buildings, many housing immigrants from Mexico and refugees who’ve fled civil wars in East Africa and Southeast Asia.

The two San Diego neighborhoods, Kensington and Teralta, are directly next to each other but worlds apart.