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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 City Council Wraps Up Special Committee On Homelessness

Nov. 16
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members have held the final meeting of the Select Committee on Homelessness, with members vowing to continue the committee's mission.

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For Those Touched By Traffic Deaths, Bike Safety Delays Are Especially Painful

Nov. 14
By Andrew Bowen

Transportation officials have plans to improve bike infrastructure in Talmadge, but the project has faced multiple delays. For Mary Elliott, whose husband was fatally injured while biking through the neighborhood, those delays are agonizing.

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Brower Takes Superior Court Judge Seat From Kreep

Nov. 7
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Deputy District Attorney Matt Brower is hoping for a rare victory over incumbent Superior Court Judge Gary Kreep in a race that has drawn unusually high interest.

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Fletcher Looks To Be Headed To Victory In Race For Supervisor Seat

Nov. 6
By Andrew Bowen

Democrats have invested heavily in electing Nathan Fletcher to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, while Republican Bonnie Dumanis has largely forged her own path in the race for District 4.

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Moreno Maintains Lead In Battle For District 8 City Council

Nov. 6
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council District 8 has often been the seat of dissent in local politics. The race pits Vivian Moreno, a staff member for the incumbent councilman, against Antonio Martinez, a community health clinic worker and school board member.

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Will District 2 Tip Partisan Balance Of San Diego City Council?

Nov. 6
By Andrew Bowen

Democrats hope to flip San Diego City Council District 2, currently represented by Republican Lorie Zapf. A victory by challenger Jen Campbell would give Democrats a veto-proof majority on the council.

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Caltrans, SANDAG Kick Off I-5 North County Expansion

Nov. 2
By Andrew Bowen

Crews will soon start work on eight new miles of carpool lanes on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad and Encinitas, as part of the North Coast Corridor program to add transportation capacity in North County.

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Judge Gary Kreep Fighting To Stay On Bench

Nov. 1
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Superior Court Judge Gary Kreep, best known as a proponent of "birther" conspiracy theories, is fighting to keep his seat on the bench, against a challenge from Deputy District Attorney Matt Brower.

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San Diego Failed To Reduce Carbon Footprint In 2017

Oct. 26
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego failed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a new report on the city's Climate Action Plan progress.

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San Diego County Democratic Party Removes Facebook Ad After Outcry

Oct. 25
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego County Democratic Party quickly removed an ad on Facebook this week that attacked a member of its own party who is running for San Diego City Council.

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