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Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

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Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS and inewsource. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web. Claire was part of the team that covered allegations of sexual harassment against former Mayor Bob Filner, his resignation and the special election that followed. She also covers the city of San Diego's budget process, helped create the interactive KPBS Budget Game and does enterprise stories about issues impacting San Diegans.

Claire studied chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She then earned a master's degree in journalism at UC Berkeley, where she worked at the Knight Digital Media Center and completed a master's project with Michael Pollan.

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Recent Stories

Mobile 'Parklet' Contest Winner To Be Announced Tuesday

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A contest to design a mini-park that can move from place to place in downtown San Diego is down to three finalists.

A Battle For Voters' Signatures To Overturn San Diego's Minimum Wage Hike

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Opponents of San Diego's minimum wage increase have three weeks left to collect nearly 34,000 signatures from voters to force the issue on to a ballot. Otherwise, the minimum wage will rise to $9.75 an hour on Jan. 1.

'Don't Sign It' Campaign Counters Petition Drive To Overturn Minimum-Wage Hike

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Backers of San Diego's minimum-wage increase launched a "Don't Sign It" campaign to thwart a petition to place the issue before voters.

Sheriff’s Department Not Ready To Embrace Crime-Fighting Website

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A website called is partnering with San Diego law enforcement agencies — with one notable exception — to allow officers to post information and get private messages from residents.

Small-Business Coalition Launches Campaign To Put San Diego Wage Hike On Ballot

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Members of the San Diego Small Business Coalition said Thursday the decision to raise the city's minimum hourly wage belongs to voters, not the City Council.

Effort Begins To Reverse San Diego City Council Override Of Minimum Wage Veto

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With the override, San Diego's hourly minimum wage will go from $9 to $9.75 on Jan. 1, but opponents say they are ready to spend the next 30 days collecting signatures to force a referendum and put the increase on hold.

San Diego Council Takes Up Minimum Wage Veto On Monday

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The San Diego City Council will consider overriding Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto of the ordinance increasing the minimum wage during a special meeting Monday.

Competition Offers $5,000 To Design Downtown San Diego Mobile Park

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A new competition is soliciting ideas for temporary "parklets," or small parks, that could be installed in downtown San Diego.

From Marathons To Mud Runs, Endurance Events Boost San Diego's Economy

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A new report says races like marathons, half-marathons and triathlons boost San Diego's economy.

What You Need To Know About West Nile Virus In San Diego County

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West Nile virus has been found in two dead birds in San Diego County. We'll tell you what you need to know to protect your family — and how you can help the county track the mosquito-borne virus.

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