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Alex Riggins

Alex Riggins came to The San Diego Union-Tribune in 2018 from City News Service. He has also worked in Idaho for the Times-News. The Idaho Press Club named him Rookie of the Year in 2015 and awarded him first place honors for environmental reporting and a news series in 2016. The Utah/Idaho/Spokane Associated Press Association awarded him first place for a special project in 2017.
More than 300 evacuated from San Diego tent shelter amid heavy rain, flooding

The flooding at the shelter run by the Alpha Project occurred amid a countywide flash flood warning from the National Weather Service that expired at 8:30 p.m. The Alpha Project’s 324 clients — the shelter was at capacity — were bused to a temporary shelter at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium.

Border Patrol agents arrest 2 suspected smugglers in Campo after human cargo found locked in trailer

A big rig with nine immigrants locked inside its trailer was discovered this week at the Border Patrol checkpoint on westbound Interstate 8 in Campo, authorities said. 

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