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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

San Diego's Nighttime Helicopters To Fly Countywide

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The city of San Diego’s two nighttime flying helicopters are available to the entire county for firefighting and rescues under a new deal between the two governments.

More Rain Takes Aim At San Diego County

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Another round of rainfall is expected to sweep through San Diego County on Tuesday and Wednesday. It could reap big benefits if residents capture and reuse it.

San Diego Approves $14 Million Security Contract To Protect Vulnerable Water Systems

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The contract, called for under federal Department of Homeland Security guidelines for water and wastewater infrastructure, is for one year at nearly $2.5 million, with four one-year options to renew.

'Big Corridor' Of Rainfall Expected To Douse San Diego County

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A significant rain storm moving into drought-parched San Diego County on Tuesday is expected to bring heavy downpours, mud and debris flows and widespread street flooding.

A Half-Million San Diegans Struggle To Put Food On Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is one day of the year when fewer poor people go hungry in San Diego County because charities overflow with volunteers to serve hot turkey dinners to those in need. But the rest of the year, a half-million people struggle to put food on the table.

San Diego Families Adopt Marines For Thanksgiving

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Hundreds of families in San Diego County are adding extra place settings to their tables this Thanksgiving, inviting Marines over for a home-cooked turkey and all the fixings.

San Diego's Wartime Women Vets Still Serving Their County Decades Later

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The veterans, some in their 90s, have taken on a new mission: making neck pillows by hand to bring comfort to today's generation of troops.

10 Years Later, Camp Pendleton Marines Remember The Battle For Fallujah

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Hundreds of Iraq War veterans are gathering Friday morning at Camp Pendleton to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the second Battle for Fallujah. This was the fiercest combat of the Iraq war and the deadliest urban battle for the Marines since Vietnam.

Longtime La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid Defeated In Landslide

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La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, who has been on the City Council since 1981 and the mayor since 1990, lost to two-term City Councilman Mark Arapostathis.

San Diego County Voter Turnout Meets Low Expectations

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San Diego County voters met expectations of a low turnout for Tuesday’s General Election, with just one in three registered voters casting a ballot, according to “semi-official election results” from Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office.

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