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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

Free Windows, Doors Installed In 3,000 Homes Near San Diego Airport

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To lessen noise from Lindbergh Field, the Quieter Home Program offers new doors and windows for homes under airplane flight paths.

San Diego Congressman Vargas, Civic Leaders Speak Out Against Trade Proposal

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Rep. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) and a dozen civic and religious leaders rallied Monday against President Barack Obama’s request to Congress for “fast track” trade authority.

Camp Pendleton Tests Ability To Deploy 50,000 Troops

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Some 1,700 Marines and sailors are participating in the training at the Camp Pendleton that will prepare military leaders for how to execute such a large operation should they be called to do so.

San Diego-Based Troops On USS Carl Vinson Launch Daily Airstrikes Against ISIS

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Thousands of troops on board the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson are at the center of the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

San Diego Doctor Returns From Ebola Mission In Liberia

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It’s been nearly a year since the deadly Ebola crisis hit West Africa and sent a ripple of fear across the world. From the beginning, a San Diego-based humanitarian group, Project Concern International, has been on the front lines of the outbreak.

San Diego Remains In Drought's Grip

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An atmospheric river of rain drenched Northern California over the weekend, but San Diego remains in the grips of a historic drought — receiving less than half of an inch of precipitation since Jan. 1.

'SkySpire' Attraction Proposed For San Diego Waterfront

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“SkySpire San Diego” would be a 250-foot tall cylinder-shaped tower, topped with a restaurant that offers 360-degree views of San Diego Bay. Passengers would be lifted to the top in enclosed gondolas that spiral to and from the observation deck.

San Diego's NASSCO Experiencing A Shipbuilding Boom

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NASSCO’s third mobile landing platform ship will be christened on Saturday amid a building boom at the company's Barrio Logan shipyard.

Climate Change Threatens More Than 120 Native Bird Species In San Diego

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Every winter, San Diego’s lagoons and beaches attract thousands of migrating birds. The region is a crucial refueling spot along one of the world’s busiest bird flight paths. But climate change may leave a lot of birds looking for new place to land.

San Diego County Creates Task Force To Tackle Human Trafficking

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The San Diego Violent Human Trafficking & Child Exploitation Task Force will bring together the collaborative force of local, state and federal law enforcement to investigate organized human trafficking operations.

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