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After decades of medical errors, mismanagement and patient deaths, at least three of LA-s five County Supervisors are looking at privatizing the King/Drew Medical Center. Today-s LA Times reports on a federal inspection last Friday that documented continued medical errors and the death of another patient. Charles Ornstein covers King/Drew for the LA Times and has the latest on one of the country-s most troubled public facilities.
  • Making News: Mexicans Living Abroad Given the Right to Vote in Mexico-s Presidential Election in 2006
    In Mexico-s Congress today, flags were waved in time to the Mexican anthem as legislators approved a bill allowing Mexicans living abroad to vote in next year-s presidential election. Dan Lund is President of MundAmericas, a Mexican research firm. He joins us with the latest.
  • Reporter-s Notebook: With State Politics Gridlocked, Will Regional Governments Pick Up the Slack?
    The latest California Field Poll shows that just 28% of Californians feel the state is going in the right direction, with 59% saying its on the wrong track. That-s close to the pessimism recorded two years ago when Gray Davis was recalled and replaced by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Local governments are too small to solve some of their most pressing problems and state government is stalled in partisan gridlock. Columnist Dan Walters with the Sacramento Bee says regionalism could be the only escape.

King/Drew Medical Center

Navigant Consulting's report in King/Drew

Ornstein's article on possibility of outsourcing King Drew Medical Center

Field Poll on residents' concern about California being on the wrong track

Walters' blog on latest Field Poll, Californians' on state of the state

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