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More and more, it appears that living in the district you’re running to represent might not be a thing San Diego congressional candidates do.
As Randy Dotinga explains in a new story, one current member of Congress and three top candidates for various local House districts don’t live in the districts they’re vying for. Two of the candidates have either represented other districts, or tried to.
Come Election Day, none of them can vote for themselves.
“The Constitution says members of the House of Representatives must be at least 25 years old (although the House has let younger people into its ranks because it felt like it), a citizen of the U.S. for at least seven years and ‘an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen,’” Dotinga notes. “The Constitution says nothing about dividing states into geographic districts. That’s something Congress came up with.”
Our ongoing investigation into sexual misconduct has revealed lots of disturbing patterns: problem educators moved from class to class or school to school, teachers given large payouts and allowed to quietly resign, allegations from students that either aren’t believed or aren’t investigated properly.
But if you pull back the lens even further, there’s another pattern: These issues are happening in schools all over the state, and all over the nation.
In a brief snapshot, Kayla Jimenez highlights some notable cases and reporting from across the country to emphasize how universal these problems are, and how elusive solutions continue to be.
The San Diego City Council will vote on whether the city should go forward with the community choice aggregation model and whether to approve a joint powers agreement that establishes a legal framework to govern the program Tuesday, the U-T reports.
Here’s a rundown of what San Diego’s governed-run energy agency would look like.
Voice of San Diego’s Ry Rivard has also detailed the local power concerns that may keep other jurisdictions from working with the city of San Diego when it comes to forming a regional energy agency. Before Tuesday’s vote, it’s also probably a good idea to revisit Rivard’s definitive guide to community choice aggregation.
Mexico’s federal government appears to be slowly marching toward marijuana legalization, and some entrepreneurs in Tijuana are bracing for the “green rush.”
But for medical marijuana patients, Maya Srikrishnan reports, legalization can’t happen fast enough. Organizations like Fundación Loto Roja have turned to legal remedies, asking courts to grant patients access to the marijuana products they need.
Also in the Border Report: the U.S. Supreme Court says a ban on Central American migrants who’ve passed through a third country on their way here can continue.
The Morning Report was written by Sara Libby, Jesse Marx and Maya Srikrishnan.