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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

Climate Change Threatens More Than 120 Native Bird Species In San Diego

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Every winter, San Diego’s lagoons and beaches attract thousands of migrating birds. The region is a crucial refueling spot along one of the world’s busiest bird flight paths. But climate change may leave a lot of birds looking for new place to land.

San Diego County Creates Task Force To Tackle Human Trafficking

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The San Diego Violent Human Trafficking & Child Exploitation Task Force will bring together the collaborative force of local, state and federal law enforcement to investigate organized human trafficking operations.

San Diego-Based Marines Training Iraqis In Fight Against ISIS

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Three years after U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq, some San Diego-based Marines have returned to rebuild Iraq’s disintegrated army in the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

World War II POWs In San Diego Attend Private 'Unbroken' Screening

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World War II POWs in San Diego and their families were treated to a free private showing of the movie "Unbroken." Many of the veterans said they could relate to the harrowing war story.

Volunteers Needed For San Diego County's Homeless Count

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The annual count, which is on Jan. 23, enables San Diego County to qualify for federal funds that help pay for programs to help the homeless.

San Diego Records Warmest Year On Record

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Last year was San Diego’s warmest since record keeping began in 1872. The average combined high and low temperature at Lindbergh Field was 67.6 degrees — nearly 4 degrees above normal.

Snow Enthusiasts Flock To San Diego Mountains

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San Diego’s foothills and mountains are coated in a picturesque blanket of fluffy white snow. The rare winter wonderland has attracted thousands to Mt. Laguna and the historic town of Julian for sledding, snowball fights and apple pie.

San Diego's Nighttime Helicopters To Fly Countywide

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The city of San Diego’s two nighttime flying helicopters are available to the entire county for firefighting and rescues under a new deal between the two governments.

More Rain Takes Aim At San Diego County

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Another round of rainfall is expected to sweep through San Diego County on Tuesday and Wednesday. It could reap big benefits if residents capture and reuse it.

San Diego Approves $14 Million Security Contract To Protect Vulnerable Water Systems

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The contract, called for under federal Department of Homeland Security guidelines for water and wastewater infrastructure, is for one year at nearly $2.5 million, with four one-year options to renew.

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