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Susan Murphy

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Susan Murphy is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She started working in the newsroom in 2003, and joined the new media team in 2006, where she wrote and edited news content. Susan graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Recent Stories by Susan Murphy

San Diego Temperatures Hotter Than Average As Region Ente...

San Diego Temperatures Hotter Than Average As Region Enters New Drought Cycle

Feb. 2
By Susan Murphy

San Diego has been experiencing a drier and hotter than usual winter as the region enters a new drought cycle.

'Moderate Drought' Declared Across San Diego County

'Moderate Drought' Declared Across San Diego County

Feb. 1
By Susan Murphy

A U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows all of San Diego County is now in a moderate drought.

Women Gather In San Diego To Learn To Run For Office

Women Gather In San Diego To Learn To Run For Office

Jan. 17
By Susan Murphy

First, they marched. Now they’re running — for office. At a four day conference in San Diego this week, nearly 100 women from across the nation are learning the important tools for building campaign operations — from communications to fundraising.

Finally, Rain Is On The Way To San Diego County

Finally, Rain Is On The Way To San Diego County

Jan. 5
By Susan Murphy

After months of record breaking bone-dry weather dominated by a massive ridge of high pressure, a significant storm is finally on its way to San Diego County.

More Than 70 Homeless Children Moving Into San Diego's Th...

More Than 70 Homeless Children Moving Into San Diego's Third Bridge Shelter

Jan. 4
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

The "bridge shelter" opened in the East Village Thursday morning, the last of three large tent shelters for San Diego's homeless.

Flu Cases On The Rise In San Diego, Patients Pack Into Sh...

Flu Cases On The Rise In San Diego, Patients Pack Into Sharp Grossmont

Jan. 3
By Susan Murphy

As there have been more than 7,000 lab-confirmed flu cases and 45 deaths due to the flu so far this season, hundreds of people have been packing the emergency room at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.

San Diego's Third Bridge Shelter Set To Open This Week

San Diego's Third Bridge Shelter Set To Open This Week

Jan. 2
By Susan Murphy

The city of San Diego is expected to open the last of three bridge shelters for homeless people this week. The large industrial tent, located in the East Village, will provide 150 beds for families and single women for the next seven months.

Climate Change A Major Culprit In Explosive Wildfires, Sa...

Climate Change A Major Culprit In Explosive Wildfires, Says San Diego Researcher

Dec. 12, 2017
By Susan Murphy

As wildfires rage across Southern California, burning more than 1,000 homes, displacing nearly 100,000 people and paving a devastating trail of destruction, a San Diego researcher said climate change is playing a major role.

'Extreme' Fire Warning Issued For Thursday In San Diego C...

'Extreme' Fire Warning Issued For Thursday In San Diego County

Dec. 6, 2017
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County’s highest possible wildfire alert has been issued for Thursday as forecasters warn of strengthening Santa Ana winds combined with single digit humidity levels.

Flu Season Off To Aggressive Start In San Diego County

Flu Season Off To Aggressive Start In San Diego County

Nov. 30, 2017
By Susan Murphy

The elevated activity has health officials urging everyone six months and older to get a flu vaccine now, before the peak hits in January or February.

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