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Jill Replogle

Fronteras Reporter

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Jill Replogle is a Fronteras reporter in San Diego. She has been a journalist for more than 10 years, reporting from Central America, Mexico, and California.

She has produced radio and video features for PRI's The World, KALW (San Francisco), Current TV, and the Video Journalism Movement. Her print stories have been published in The Miami Herald,, The Christian Science Monitor and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as in Guatemalan newspapers SigloXXI, ElPeriodico and Inforpress Centroamericana.

Jill has a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of Colorado Boulder and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She's covered everything from local and international politics, to crime and drug violence, to environmental and public health issues.

When she's not on the job, you might find her biking, scrambling up a rock somewhere, or otherwise exploring the outdoors.

Recent Stories

It's The Law: Vehicles Have To Give Bicyclists 3 Feet Of Space

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More than 100 cyclists are killed each year in collisions with motor vehicles in California. A new law that takes effect Tuesday is designed to make the roads safer for those who pedal.

Fewer Than 100 Central American Children Settled In San Diego

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Just 76 unaccompanied minors caught crossing the border illegally this year have settled in San Diego County.

Hearing On Escondido Migrant Shelter Postponed

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The city of Escondido pushed back a hearing scheduled for Wednesday on a migrant youth shelter at the ACLU's request.

Report: Immigrants Contribute $650 Billion To California Economy

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Immigrants contribute almost $650 billion to the California economy and $27 billion to the economies of San Diego and Imperial counties, according to a recent report.

Hope Dwindles For DNA Evidence At Tijuana Body Dump

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More than 22,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since the country declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Some family members of the missing hoped to find answers at a body disposal site in Tijuana. But so far, they have only frustrated hopes.

Escondido Councilwoman Now Supports Initiative To Develop Golf Course

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Escondido City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Olga Diaz says she's supporting a developer's initiative to put homes on a former golf course. Nearby residents want it to remain open space.

Only Half Of Eligible Immigrants In California Apply For 'Dreamers' Program

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More than 180,000 young Californians have applied under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the highest number of any state, but that's still only about half of the people eligible.

Feds: Driver In Fatal Smuggling Attempt Was To Be Paid $3,500

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Federal authorities said Nicholas George Zakov told officials that he coordinated the smuggling effort with three men in Mexico. The two men hidden in his trunk died.

Feds Still Want Migrant Shelter In Escondido; City Does Not

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Government contractor Southwest Key says it has secured leases to open shelters for migrant youth in two defunct Escondido hotels. The city won't give them a business license.

Should The U.S. Process Potential Refugees In Central America?

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The U.S. is considering processing potential Central American refugees in their home countries. We look at what happened when we tried this in Haiti.

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