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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

Another Heat Wave Bears Down On San Diego County

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The second heat wave to hit the region in two weeks could send temperatures in the valleys soaring once again to triple digits.

8,700 Pairs Of Shoes Displayed To Represent San Diego County's Homeless

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Thousands of pairs of shoes, in all styles and sizes, were on display Tuesday in downtown San Diego, representing the number of homeless men, women and children on the streets across the county.

Climate Change Intensifies California's Drought

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California’s catastrophic wildfires, massive tree mortality and water crisis can be partly blamed on human-induced climate change, according to a new report by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

70 Years Later, Veterans Reflect On The End Of World War II

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San Diego was bursting at the seams in celebration at the end of World War II. Seventy years later, the region abounds with memories and honor as those who wore America’s uniform share their stories.

'Strong' El Niño Forecast Has San Diego Emergency Officials Preparing

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Amid the historic drought, concerns are growing over potential floods, coastal erosion and mudflows from the strengthening El Niño.

CHP Recruiting Senior Volunteers In San Diego's North County

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Senior volunteers assist with community events, DUI checkpoints and neighborhood patrols.

San Diego Within Reach Of Yearly Rainfall Average Despite Drought

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California continues to be immersed in a drought, but oddly enough San Diego’s Lindbergh Field is a little more than one inch away from reaching its 10.15-inch annual rainfall average.

Strengthening El Niño May Trigger Wet Winter In San Diego

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The strongest El Niño in nearly 20 years seems to be developing in the tropical Pacific Ocean, according to the latest forecast by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

Medal Of Honor Soldier Receives Long-Overdue Military Burial In San Diego

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Hundreds of military and community members paid tribute Thursday at Miramar National Cemetery to the Civil War-era veteran. For decades, the Medal of Honor recipient's cremated remains were forgotten.

Emergency Rule Eases Process To Cut Down Drought-Stricken Trees

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With extreme drought and an infestation of bark beetles decimating California’s forests, the state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has adopted an emergency regulation for removing dead trees.

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