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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

Vista Town Hall On Health Care Proceeds Without Congressman Issa

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With standing room only, hundreds of people including District 49 constituents, local groups and others gathered Tuesday night at the Jim Porter Recreation Center in Vista for an "Emergency Town Hall On Health Care." Their guest, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, did not attend, as expected.

'We've Come Too Far To Go Back' Say Elderly Activists Protesting Trump Administration

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A group of 50 women in their 80s, 90s and 100s marched last month with walkers and canes through their Seacrest Village retirement home in Encinitas in solidarity with the nationwide Women’s Marches. Now, the seniors have put down their handmade signs and picked up pens and paper.

San Diego Gun Owners Applaud Supreme Court Nominee

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Quickly backed by the National Rifle Association, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is also getting applause from San Diego gun owners who want some of California’s six tough new gun laws to be challenged in the High Court.

After 7 Decades And Countless Bowls Of Clam Chowder, Anthony's Fish Grotto Closes

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One of the most beloved seafood restaurants along the downtown San Diego waterfront is serving up its last bowl of clam chowder on Tuesday.

San Diego Homeless Count Kicks Off

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Hundreds of volunteers are scheduled to fan out around San Diego County Friday to help officials get a handle on the extent of homelessness in the region.

Golden Hall Transformed Into A One-Stop-Shop Of Resources For The Homeless

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More than 1,000 people sought assistance on Wednesday at an annual one-day resource fair for the homeless at Golden Hall in downtown San Diego. Salon workers washed and styled, dental specialists provided checkups and cleanings, and podiatrists offered foot massages.

Hundreds Of Shelter Beds Coming, But Not In Time For Storms

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“We are also working to identify a new facility and add hundreds of emergency beds to address the immediate need and shelter those that are on the streets,” Faulconer said.

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

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The long plumes of moisture moving toward the county from the Pacific, called Atmospheric Rivers, are the same type of storm that pounded Northern California last week with nearly a dozen inches of rain and ten feet of snow.

As San Diego Leaders Vow Action On Homelessness, Child Lives In Peril On Streets

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Desire Navas' childhood is unfolding on the streets of San Diego's East Village. Her neighbors are 1,100 other homeless who sleep outside on the sidewalks.

SDG&E Seeks $379 Million From Ratepayers In 2007 Wildfire Costs

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The public will have an opportunity on Monday to weigh in on SDG&E's request to recover $379 million in costs from the 2007 wildfires. It is the utility's second attempt to pass on hundreds of millions of dollars stemming from the fires to its ratepayers.

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