June 21, 2021

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WEEKEND STORIES

People won’t be working at home as much post-pandemic and San Diego’s transportation system is already experiencing familiar pressure

New 18-month reprieve from deportation welcome, but community advocates say more needs to be done to protect those fleeing a country in political and economic upheaval

Republicans say such a charge would burden already overtaxed drivers to pay for expensive transit projects. Supports say it’s badly needed to eventually replace the gas tax.

Local employers added just 2,000 jobs last month as the economic recovery faced headwinds from lingering restrictions and worker shortages

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State and national politics

The Afghan military is heavily reliant on American and other foreign contractors for repairs, maintenance, fueling and training

An exception to the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery in the United States ‘except as a punishment for crime,’ allows forced labor in prisons

The Affordable Care Act is now secure in the framework of the nation’s healthcare programs, and Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond

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  1. There is a hole in the earth the likes of which downtown has not seen in nearly four decades. IQHQ President Tracy Murphy, with a team of commercial real estate heavy hitters, is working to turn it into a life science city.

  2. Republicans say such a charge would burden already overtaxed drivers to pay for expensive transit projects. Supports say it’s badly needed to eventually replace the gas tax.

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San Diego News Fix
A new California constitutional amendment proposal would allow local governments to ignore state housing policies. U-T columnist Michael Smolens has more.

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As part of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s effort to support local journalists, we awarded six grants last year for reporting on social justice issues.
The goal of the project was to present authentic voices of the racial and social justice movement in ways not otherwise seen in San Diego media.

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Padres beat writer Kevin Acee and sports editor Jay Posner discuss all things Padres.

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Padres dubbed it Opening Day, with all the pomp and circumstance that is typical of the first home game of the season.

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MIGRANT VOICES TODAY FILM COMPETITION

The Migrant Voices Today Film Challenge showcases diverse short-form films exploring loss, separation, current political realities and COVID-19’s effects on migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on a worldwide scale.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jon M. Chu’s ‘In the Heights’ has an impressive cast, but little Afro-Latinx or LGBTQ+ representation. Now Miranda has apologized.

‘You CAN teach this old dog new tricks,’ Rita Moreno wrote while walking back her comments on the colorism controversy surrounding ‘In the Heights.’

Jennifer Rocha celebrated her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC San Diego, but instead of a regular graduation photo shoot, she decided to honor her parents and the sacrifices they made for her.

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