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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

ITT Closure Leaves Some Veterans Without A Housing Allowance

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The sudden shutdown this month of ITT Technical Institute has not only left students scrambling to transfer their credits, it has also left some veterans worrying about how they’ll pay their rent.

Restored Churchill Hotel Houses 72 Homeless

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The century-old Hotel Churchill is restored and providing affordable rentals to 72 homeless people, including veterans and at-risk youth.

San Diego County Rents Rise As Vacancies Fall

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The average cost to rent in San Diego County has risen 7.7 percent since March, while vacancy rates for apartments have dropped to 2 percent.

Father Joe's To Expand Permanent Housing Programs

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More than 200 homeless people in San Diego County will soon have a key to their own front door. Father Joe’s Villages is turning some of its transitional units into permanent housing.

9/11 Ceremony In San Diego Marks 15 Years Since Terrorist Attacks

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San Diego leaders and first responders gathered Wednesday at the San Diego Civic Concourse to mark 15 years since 9/11.

Affordability Report Ranks San Diego County Near The Bottom

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San Diegans are making lower salaries and paying higher housing costs compared to nine competing metropolitan areas, including San Francisco, Seattle and Denver.

Paper Plates With Hand-Drawn Messages Spotlight Hunger In San Diego

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A display in Point Loma shows drawings and letters from children and adults in the county struggling with hunger. A group plans to send the plates to elected officials to urge them to take action.

Scripps Health Joins MD Anderson Cancer Network

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The partnership will enable San Diego patients to have access to medical, radiation and surgical oncology; pathology; laboratory and diagnostic imaging, as well as other clinical and support services.

San Diego's Homeless Are Struggling To Find Open Public Bathrooms

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East Village has 1,100 homeless people sleeping outside on the street, but fewer than a dozen public toilets.

San Diego Police Reach Out To Children In City Heights

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San Diego police officers spent time with kids in City Heights this week as part of an effort to build relationships and trust in the wake of police and community tensions across the country.

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