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Andrew Bowen

Metro Reporter

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As the KPBS metro reporter, Andrew Bowen covers a broad range of issues across San Diego County for radio, TV, and the web.

Before moving to San Diego, Andrew worked for six years as a freelance translator, radio reporter and TV news producer in Germany. His work for the German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle had him covering local, national and international stories across Europe. He also worked as a producer and reporter for the English-language website of Der Spiegel, Germany's largest news magazine.

Andrew is originally from Santa Rosa, California. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish from Northwestern University.

Recent Stories

Seven Firms Competing For SANDAG Investigation Contract

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The San Diego Association of Governments is still grappling with the fallout from its overly-optimistic revenue projections for a failed tax measure last year. Now, a small group of elected officials are sorting through seven proposals by outside firms to investigate the scandal.

Supervisors Ban All Marijuana Businesses In Unincorporated San Diego County

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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to ban all marijuana businesses in unincorporated county areas.

San Diego And Tijuana Sign Renewed Cooperation Agreement

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The mayors of San Diego and Tijuana have signed an updated memorandum of understanding that pledges closer cross-border cooperation. The news comes as President Donald Trump is moving forward with plans to build a border wall — something both mayors have spoken against.

Budget Shortfall Threatens Zapf's Firehouse Proposal

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San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf last year said she was working on a plan to build five new fire stations without raising taxes. Now, seven months after Zapf announced her plan, the city is facing a budget deficit that could make her plan a lot more difficult.

MTS Launching Mobile Ticketing App — With Limits

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The Metropolitan Transit System is launching a new app that aims to make it easier and more convenient for passengers to pay bus and trolley fares. But for people who ride public transit just once in a day, the app won't be much help.

Intersection In Southeastern San Diego Finally Gets Crosswalk

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City officials have installed a crosswalk at an intersection in the Mount Hope neighborhood after months of lobbying from residents and business owners. Activists are hoping it will serve as a catalyst for more neighborhood engagement.

Faulconer's Homeless Veterans Program Quietly Misses Deadline

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Last year San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced his "Housing Our Heroes" program to much fanfare, pledging to house 1,000 veterans in one year. The deadline has passed, and the program is still hundreds of veterans short of its goal.

How Can Private Industry Help With San Diego's Mobility Goals?

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City officials acknowledge the need for safer bike lanes and more reliable public transit if San Diego hopes to reach its goal of drastically reducing car dependence. But private companies can also help along the city's mobility goals by subsidizing car-free commuting.

San Diego Signs Brief Supporting Transgender Student

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The San Diego City Council has voted to support a lawsuit before the United States Supreme Court filed by a transgender high school student seeking to use his school's male bathrooms. One councilman abstained from the decision, accusing the city attorney of bringing divisive issues before the council.

Rep. Susan Davis Discusses Health Care, Border Security And President Trump

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Congresswoman Susan Davis sat down with KPBS to discuss health care, border security and the movement to resist the Trump administration.

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