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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 by Susan Murphy

Dangerous Fire Season Ahead For San Diego County

Dangerous Fire Season Ahead For San Diego County

May 23
By Susan Murphy

San Diego County leaders and emergency officials Tuesday said the region could be poised for one of its most dangerous fire seasons ever.

High Unemployment, Low Wages Drive Growing Homeless Population In I...

High Unemployment, Low Wages Drive Growing Homeless Population In Imperial County

May 11
By Susan Murphy

Countywide, nearly 1,100 homeless people were tallied during the annual count taken in January, up from 380 homeless people counted last year.

Prayer Services, Vigil To Be Held In Honor Of University City Shoot...

Prayer Services, Vigil To Be Held In Honor Of University City Shooting Victim

May 2
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

Prayer services and a vigil are scheduled Wednesday to remember a woman fatally wounded by a gunman who opened fire at his University City apartment complex, shooting a total of seven people before before being killed by police.

Some Homeless Policies Need Updating, Says San Diego Councilman

Some Homeless Policies Need Updating, Says San Diego Councilman

April 28
By Susan Murphy

Policies tied to homelessness will soon be reviewed by a new San Diego City Council committee devoted to the growing crisis. Councilman Chris Ward plans to take an active role.

Policing San Diego Homeless Is Much More Than Citations, Says Assis...

Policing San Diego Homeless Is Much More Than Citations, Says Assistant Police Chief

April 27
By Susan Murphy

When it comes to policing the hundreds of desperate men and women living in tents and extensive handmade structures, Assistant Police Chief Chuck Kaye said it is not just about tickets and arrests.

Advocate Wages Social Media Campaign Against San Diego's Homeless E...

Advocate Wages Social Media Campaign Against San Diego's Homeless Enforcement

April 26
By Susan Murphy

Homelessness is swelling in downtown San Diego, and some of the 1,300 people sleeping in tents on city sidewalks are finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.

People Sleeping On Streets In San Diego County Increases 14 Percent

People Sleeping On Streets In San Diego County Increases 14 Percent

April 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh, Susan Murphy

San Diego County's homeless count in January found that 9,116 people were living in shelters or on the streets. That's a five percent increase countywide as compared to the previous year.

Tribes Look Beyond Slot Machines For Future Income

Tribes Look Beyond Slot Machines For Future Income

April 11
By Susan Murphy

Casinos have brought decades of prosperity to many Native American tribes in San Diego County and across the nation. Now, tribes are looking to expand their economic opportunities with expansive resorts, online gaming and eSports.

Rise In Home Prices Leads To Big Boost In San Diego County Property...

Rise In Home Prices Leads To Big Boost In San Diego County Property Taxes

April 10
By Susan Murphy

San Diego’s low housing supply and skyrocketing home prices mean higher property taxes.

San Diego Public Absent As US Honors 100th Anniversary Of World War I

San Diego Public Absent As US Honors 100th Anniversary Of World War I

April 6
By Susan Murphy

The somber ceremony on the green rolling hills of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma included a tribute, wreath laying, gun salute and the playing of taps. But no one from the public showed up for the event.

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