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These were the most-read stories for the week of Sept. 24-30.

1. U-T CEO Threatens to Use Paper to Try to Disband Port 

U-T San Diego CEO John Lynch and publisher Doug Manchester made moving the cargo operations and replacing them with a sports complex at Tenth Avenue the newspaper’s No. 1 priority.

2. What’s Really Exotic About Poway’s Bonds: Millions in Extra Cash 

Despite a warning from the state attorney general that its tactics were illegal, the Poway Unified School District pioneered a way to pull millions of dollars in upfront cash out of its bond deals. The gambit will ultimately cost taxpayers $219 million.

3. Why Visiting San Diego Could Get More Expensive: Graphic 

The outcome of two tax proposals may increase how much you pay to stay at San Diego hotels. Check out this graphic for a quick overview of the potential impact to your wallet.

4. U-T CEO Denies Threatening Port; New Email Emerges 

Though the U-T’s John Lynch says he didn’t threaten to use his newspaper as a weapon, another email he sent suggests he’s made the same warning more than once.

5. Breaking Down Poway’s $1.2 Billion Debt: Graphic 

We illustrate the big numbers that are crucial to understanding the Poway Unified School District’s recent big-dollar borrowing.

6. DeMaio’s Love-Hate Relationship With ‘The Middle’ 

When they endorsed a rival, a business group was a front group for downtown insiders. Now that the same group has endorsed him, Carl DeMaio is saying some slightly more loving things.

7. Major Convention Center Decision Coming Monday 

This is the first time the council will weigh in on the whole plan to pay for the $520 million expansion.

8. A Veterans’ Health Care Whopper: Fact Check TV 

This edition examines comments by San Diego’s mayoral candidates about regulating medical marijuana dispensaries and funding veterans’ health care.

9. Morning Report: DeMaio Changes Tune on ‘Middle’ 

How much visitors will pay, SeaWorld won’t abandon risky shows, big trouble for Bridgepoint, 35 years to build a park.

10. Tourism Fee Election Could Be Secret (Updated) 

Four council members say they want greater transparency in an election that could raise $1 billion from hotel guests over the next four decades.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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