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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

America's Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Turns 105

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“I’m really excited because I never expected to live this long,” said Ray Chavez, America's oldest Pearl Harbor survivor. “I’m enjoying my old age. I really am."

Camp Pendleton-Based Marines Move Into Syria For 'Temporary' Ground Mission

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A group of Camp Pendleton Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit have departed their ships in the Middle East and moved into Syria to help fight ISIS.

Study: Offshore Fault System Could Produce 7.3 Earthquake

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The offshore Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults are part of the same fault system and could produce earthquakes of a magnitude 7.3 or greater, according to a study released by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Wednesday.

San Diego Supporters Join Nationwide 'March 4 Trump'

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President Trump supporters marched Saturday along the Embarcadero, while another group gathered behind the convention center to hear speeches supporting his policies.

Super Bloom Of Wildflowers Days Away In Anza-Borrego Desert

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The same rains that drenched San Diego this winter are turning the barren desert floor into a carpet of color.

San Diego Exceeds Annual Rainfall Average With Potentially Wet March Still Ahead

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A storm on Monday unleashed record amounts of rain, causing flooding, downed trees, mudslides and power outages. Now, the region has exceeded its average rainfall for the year and the potentially wet month of March is still ahead.

San Diego's Downtown Library Keeps Homeless Warm And Dry

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San Diego’s wet winter is great for the drought, but miserable for the hundreds of homeless who have to endure the harsh conditions on the streets.

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.

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