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Emily Burns

Contributor through August 2014

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Emily Burns is a Gloria Penner Political Fellow, assisting in coverage of news, politics and policy for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Midday Edition.

Emily graduated from SDSU with a bachelor's degree in journalism. During her studies, she focused most of her projects on public safety. While attending SDSU, Emily served KPBS as a production assistant. She also interned with San Diego Magazine.

A San Diego native, Emily spent time in Washington, D.C. while completing undergraduate coursework. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, watching crime and legal dramas, and trying new restaurants.

Recent Stories by Emily Burns

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'Into The Woods' Returns To Old Globe 28 Years After Debut

July 24, 2014
By Emily Burns, Maureen Cavanaugh

The musical "Into The Woods" debuted in 1986 at The Old Globe. Twenty-eight years later, it's back at The Globe as a lean, imaginative production by the Fiasco Theater company.

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Brush Fire At Mission Trails Regional Park Kept To 95 Acres; Blaze 95% Contained

July 13, 2014
By Emily Burns, Neiko Will, Patty Lane

Firefighters moved quickly Sunday afternoon to attack the blaze in the San Diego park from the ground and air. Mission Trails Park should be open Tuesday.

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Camp Widow Helps People Cope With Loss Of Loved One

July 11, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Soaring Spirits International is hosting Camp Widow in San Diego through Sunday.

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San Diego Teens Learn How To Be 'Cyber Defenders'

June 18, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Twenty high school students are participating in a weeklong boot camp focused on educating them about cybercrime.

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Injured San Diego Marine Dog Handler Reunited With Canine Friend

June 17, 2014
By Emily Burns, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

Jose Armenta, a retired Marine dog handler, has adopted his military dog Zenit after being wounded in Afghanistan.

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USD Report Finds Outlook For San Diego Nonprofits Is Hopeful

June 12, 2014
By Emily Burns, Peggy Pico, Tom Fudge

A new study by the Caster Family Center For Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research at USD examines the well-being of local nonprofits using data and feedback from their leaders.

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San Diego Trauma System Celebrates 30 Years Of Saving Lives

May 30, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Six hospitals in San Diego make up the San Diego Trauma System, which has been working to save lives in the county for 30 years.

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Southern California Torch Run For The Special Olympics Kicks Off In San Diego

May 27, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Law enforcement officials from throughout San Diego County kicked off a nine-day Southern California torch run Tuesday for the 2014 summer Special Olympics.

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Therapy Dog Helps SDSU Students Combat The Stress Of Finals

May 6, 2014
By Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Baxter, the therapy dog, visited the San Diego State University library on Tuesday to provide some stress relief for students studying for finals.

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San Diego Celebrates 'Earth Week' By Teaching Five 'R's'

April 22, 2014
By City News Service, Dwane Brown, Emily Burns

Hundreds of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies are set to take part in the 25th annual Earth Fair, sharing environmentally friendly products, services and policies. The event generally draws 60,000 people to Balboa Park.

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