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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

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.

Santa Ana Winds, Single Digit Humidity Increase Fire Risk In San Diego

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San Diego County is under an elevated risk of fire danger through Thursday due to moderate Santa Ana winds, above average temperatures and low humidity levels.

Brown Urges 'Yes' Vote On Water Bond, Rainy Day Fund At San Diego Stop

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Less than a week before Election Day, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday stopped at the San Diego County Water Authority to rally support for Propositions 1 and 2.

San Diego Nurses Say Not Enough Being Done To Prepare For Ebola

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A group of nurses from UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest say the Ebola-designated hospital is not prepared. The nurses are calling for rigorous training and better protective gear.

Navy, Marines Team Up At Camp Pendleton For Disaster Response Training

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The Navy and Marines have teamed up at Camp Pendleton, on land and out at sea, for global crisis training. They're testing a new ship that could be a game-changer the next time troops are called for humanitarian assistance.

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