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November 12, 2010


News Panel: Ranked choice voting, state parks struggle, next America's Cup

"Ranked choice voting" produces a major upset in Oakland as Jean Quan defeats Don Perada for mayor. State parks struggle to stay open after voters reject Proposition 21 which would have provided new funding. San Francisco is one of two cities in the running for the next America's Cup, but the prestigious sailing race has generated a battle between last year's winner, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and the San Francisco Giants over waterfront development.


  • Aimee Allison, Reporter,
  • Paul Rogers, Environment Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
  • Tom Vacar, Consumer Editor, KTVU News

Special Report on Women Veterans

Women make up about 14 percent of the U.S. military today and are in more combat situations now than in past wars. KQED's Scott Shafer met with Bay Area female veterans about the particular challenges women face after their military service and what support is available to them.


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