Government

How to use inewsource’s San Diego County campaign finance database

How to use inewsource’s San Diego County campaign finance database

We’ve launched our San Diego County campaign finance database, which we hope will make it easier for the public to understand who is funding political campaigns. Using records from the county registrar of voters’ website, this inewsource database allows users to search contributions, expenditures, loans and debts for political campaigns that have to file financial reports with the county. That ... Read More »

Once used to integrate schools, magnets may be creating divisions in Vista

Once used to integrate schools, magnets may be creating divisions in Vista

In the Vista Unified School District, a civil rights era tool often used to improve diversity in schools appears to be creating new divisions along racial and ethnic lines. An analysis by KPBS and inewsource of state and federal data suggests the area’s white, more affluent families are disproportionately benefitting from a district push to have parents choose where they ... Read More »

Darrell Issa and his $1 million in leftover campaign funds

Darrell Issa and his $1 million in leftover campaign funds

What will Rep. Darrell Issa, one of the richest men in Congress, do with the more than $1 million in his campaign coffer now that he is officially not running for re-election? The Vista Republican hasn’t said publicly how he plans to use the money. His office didn’t respond this week to requests by inewsource for comment. But what we ... Read More »