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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 Chaldeans Call For Asylum For Iraqi Christians In March Through El Cajon

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The marchers, many of them Iraqi Chaldeans, called for peace in Iraq and urged the United States to welcome refugees fleeing the violence.

San Diego Chaldean Works To Silence ISIS On Social Media

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A San Diego Chaldean-American is working to thwart online recruiting efforts by Islamic militants in Iraq.

San Diego Water Authority Dedicates Raised San Vicente Dam

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A massive expansion of the San Vincente Dam and Reservoir will provide more water reserves in time of drought, like now. San Diego water officials and city leaders on Wednesday dedicated the $416 million project.

Brown Pastures Force Some San Diego Ranchers To Sell Off Cattle

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Severe drought conditions are hitting San Diego County's agricultural industry — from avocado growers to cattle ranchers.

California's Deepening Drought Shrinking Reservoirs

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which serves 19 million people from Ventura to the Mexico border, is anticipating drawing down 40 percent of its water storage this year to meet demand.

Water Conservation Efforts Fall Short; California Considers Mandatory Restrictions

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San Diego County has seen a double-digit increase in water use during the past six months, far shy of Gov. Jerry Brown's goal of a 20 percent reduction.

Donations To Help Undocumented Migrants In San Diego Pour In

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The recent surge of undocumented Central American migrants in the San Diego region has prompted intense protests, but also an outpouring of compassion and donations.

Lawmakers Weigh In On Migrant Transports To Southern California

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As hundreds of Central American migrants are being transported from overcrowded facilities in Texas to Southern California, some San Diego and state lawmakers are weighing in.

San Diego Immigrant Rights Groups Rally In Support Of Migrant Families

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The group is collecting children's and women’s clothing, toys, diapers and other supplies to help the immigrant families from Central America.

San Diego Winter Homeless Shelters Close After Record 19-Month Run

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Dozens of homeless people in San Diego who have been staying at the city’s emergency winter shelters will be sent back out on the streets on Tuesday.

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