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Andrew Bowen

Metro Reporter

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As the KPBS metro reporter, Andrew Bowen covers a broad range of issues across San Diego County for radio, TV, and the web.

Before moving to San Diego, Andrew worked for six years as a freelance translator, radio reporter and TV news producer in Germany. His work for the German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle had him covering local, national and international stories across Europe. He also worked as a producer and reporter for the English-language website of Der Spiegel, Germany's largest news magazine.

Andrew is originally from Santa Rosa, California. He holds a bachelor's of science degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish from Northwestern University.

Recent Stories by Andrew Bowen

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San Diego County Students, Teachers Join In Global Climate Strike

Sept. 20
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

Students around the county participated Friday in the Global Climate Strike by rallying and marching throughout the day.

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Faulconer To Veto Council's Affordable Housing Policy Proposal

Sept. 19
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says he will veto a proposed update to the city's "inclusionary housing" policy that the City Council narrowly approved. The veto would be Faulconer's first in 2019.

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San Diego City Council Approves Community Choice Energy Program

Sept. 17
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to create joint-powers authority to buy and sell energy in competition with private companies like San Diego Gas & Electric. The program is key to the city meeting its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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San Diego To Enter Settlement Talks In Sex Offender Residency Lawsuit

Sept. 16
By Andrew Bowen

A federal judge has ordered that San Diego discuss settling a lawsuit challenging a city ordinance restricting where sex offenders can live. The California Supreme Court has found similar ordinances unconstitutional.

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SDSU Gets Feedback On Mission Valley Campus Expansion

Sept. 12
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego State University officials are holding public forums on their proposal for a new stadium, housing and river park on the former Chargers stadium site.

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County Supervisors Move Toward 'Community Choice' Energy Purchase Program

Sept. 10
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to take another step toward creating a public energy purchasing program that would aim to beat the prices charged by SDG&E.

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SANDAG Board OKs Formula For New Homebuilding

Sept. 6
By Andrew Bowen

Board members of the regional planning agency approved a long-term housing plan that prioritizes areas rich with public transit and jobs.

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Housing Crisis Shifts Conversation On Where New Homes Belong

Sept. 5
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Association of Governments is scheduled to vote on how to distribute more than 171,000 homes throughout the county. Many cities and towns are being asked to plan for far more housing than ever before.

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State Moves To Turn Dilapidated Downtown Properties Into Affordable Housing

Aug. 30
By Andrew Bowen

State lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom are pursuing plans to speed up redevelopment of two blocks of blighted real estate in downtown San Diego.

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State, Federal Politics Cloud San Diego's Climate Goals

Aug. 29
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's promise to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035 is facing challenges from outside forces. Meanwhile the city is behind on efforts to reduce waste and car travel.

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