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McConnell: Republicans Do Not Yet Have Votes To Block Witnesses In Impeachment Trial

Updated at 7:35 p.m. ET Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told closed-door group of Senate Republicans late Tuesday that he does not yet have the votes to stop Democrats from calling witnesses into the impeachment trial of President Trump, according to people familiar with the discussion. But even as McConnell made the concession, the dynamic remains fluid. Whether Democrats' push for witnesses succeeds or falls should will come down to a group of moderate Republicans who have remained...

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Achieving an educational milestone years after military service

For some veterans, the chance to finish high school is interrupted by military service. Now, an initiative by the Monterey County Office of Education aims to give some older veterans something they missed out on -- recognition and a diploma.

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Impeachment Recap: As Defense Rests, Focus Shifts To Witnesses Fight

The admission of new witnesses into President Trump's impeachment trial began to look less likely on Tuesday as defense attorneys and the White House signaled opposition in hopes of persuading Republicans to block them. Lawyer Jay Sekulow called the claims in John Bolton's forthcoming book "inadmissible" as he delivered closing arguments and separately, White House aides reportedly began warning senators that a legal fight over witnesses could drag on for months. Democrats have continued the...

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Achieving an educational milestone years after military service

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Michelle Loxton/KAZU

For some veterans, the chance to finish high school is interrupted by military service. Now, an initiative by the Monterey County Office of Education aims to give some older veterans something they missed out on -- recognition and a diploma.

Playing With Food: Fermenting kombucha

Jan 27, 2020
Fr. Ian Delinger

Fermented stuff is all the rage these days. One fermented product is popping up all over the Central Coast—not just for sale, but in people’s garages—and that’s kombucha. Playing With Food checked in with both a commercial kombucha brewer and a home brewer to get a taste of what is kombucha.

CHP announces arrest in Prunedale projectile attacks

Jan 25, 2020
California Highway Patrol

For nearly a year now, mysterious projectiles have been hitting cars passing through the Prunedale area in Monterey County. The California Highway Patrol has made an arrest.

The CHP arrested Charles Kenneth Lafferty, 52, in Nipomo Wednesday. He’s accused of using a slingshot with glass marbles to strike moving vehicles. Lafferty is now in custody at the Monterey County Jail.

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The city of San Luis Obispo moved forward this week with support for a plan for 108 affordable housing units for low-income residents. The city council approved $2 million dollars Tuesday to help fund the construction of that housing.

Greta Mart

January 24 is the deadline to submit public comment on a draft long-term plan by California State Parks for Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (ODSVRA). Part of the plan calls for development of the Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area. State Parks is proposing to pave the area and create a new campground for RVs, cabins and tents, but many Central Coast residents are against it.

How quickly the world has changed in the early 21st century. But what really changes more—the world that we inhabit or the lens through which we view our world? Tune in for a conversation with Reluctant Therapist Elizabeth Barrett and award-winning photographer, author, filmmaker, adventurer, husband and father Chris Burkard, who has traveled the world documenting and sharing some of the last remaining wild places and encouraging others to get out and explore.

Audio Postcard: The 2020 San Luis Obispo Women's March

Jan 23, 2020
Katherine Lane

On January 18, across the nation and the world, people of all backgrounds joined together for the 2020 Women’s March. It’s mission is to "harness the political power of diverse communities to create social change." In San Luis Obispo, thousands gathered to participate in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara.

Next stop for free college: Cal State University?

Jan 21, 2020
Greta Mart/KCBX

In yet another push to make higher education more accessible in California, a bill filed in the state Legislature would extend the state’s tuition-free college guarantee to four years — and beyond community college — for some students, making it one of the most generous programs in the nation.

On this week’s Issues & Ideas, we get better acquainted with former San Luis Obispo city councilmember Dan Rivoire. He was recently selected to be the new executive director of leadership development for the SLO Chamber of Commerce. He’s tasked with running Leadership SLO, a county-wide program designed to bring participants out of their comfort zones to learn new leadership styles and ways of handling diversity in opinions and people.

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San Luis Obispo County may be getting a new probation center. County officials took steps this week to fund the design of a new building to house all probation services. But this move also calls into question the future of a child care center at the same location, which some parents and advocates say is desperately needed.


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