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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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City, County Leaders Call For Federal Aid As Migrants Fly To San Diego

May 20
By Andrew Bowen

Local elected officials on Monday called for additional resources from the federal government to help deal with hundreds of migrants expected to be flown to San Diego from Texas in the coming weeks.

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North Park's 30th Street To Get Protected Bike Lanes

May 17
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday he was directing city staffers to remove on-street parking spaces and implement protected bike lanes on a major street in North Park.

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Suspected Poway Synagogue Shooter Could Face Death Penalty On Federal Hate Crime Charges

May 9
By Andrew Bowen

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the suspected gunman in the April shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue with federal hate crimes, including murder and attempted murder.

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City Councilwoman Jen Campbell Has Politics In Her Blood

May 6
By Andrew Bowen

City Councilwoman Jen Campbell has a family history of political engagement. Her election last November tipped the partisan balance on the council, giving Democrats a veto-proof majority.

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In LA, Authorities Thwarted An Attack; In Poway, They Failed To See One Coming

May 2
By Andrew Bowen

The shooting at a Poway synagogue has raised questions about law enforcement's preparedness to counter violent white supremacy.

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Beto O'Rourke Focuses On Border, Climate Change In San Diego Town Hall

April 30
By Andrew Bowen

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke made border and immigration policy, veterans affairs and climate change key points in a town hall event held in San Diego on Tuesday, as he competes for attention in the crowded field of candidates.

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SANDAG Wants More Rail, Managed Lanes In Transportation Plan

April 26
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego Association of Governments has unveiled a broad framework for its next regional transportation plan, including a big expansion of the rail network, bus-only lanes and managed freeway lanes. Notably absent are a number of freeway widening projects.

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Her Campaign Is Over, But Vivian Moreno Is Still Knocking On Doors

April 24
By Andrew Bowen

Vivian Moreno's campaign for San Diego City Council might be more than five months behind her, but that hasn't stopped her from walking door-to-door in her district and introducing herself to constituents.

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City Council Approves Regulations For Dockless Scooters, Bikes

April 23
By Andrew Bowen

The new regulations require bike and scooter sharing companies to limit speeds in high-pedestrian areas and to respond to reports of abandoned or illegally parked devices.

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San Diego City Council Committee Advances Modified Vehicle Habitation Ban

April 17
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The proposed ordinance would ban residents from sleeping in their vehicles anywhere in the city from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and at any time within 500 feet of a school or home. Critics say it would further criminalize poverty and homelessness.

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