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Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

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Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web and covers a variety of topics, including politics, the environment and education. 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

San Diego's Climate Action Plan Moves To City Council

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A plan to slash the city of San Diego’s carbon emissions in half in 20 years took another step closer to adoption Monday.

San Diego Climate Plan Heads To City Council Committee

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The plan aims to cut San Diego's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent in 2020 and by half in 2035.

NFL Got Detailed Offer From San Diego Officials For New Chargers Stadium

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The county would be ready to spend $125 million in July on the stadium if voters approve the project in June, plus an additional $25 million. The city would spend $200 million, but in staggered payments.

San Diego Energy Study Never Finished

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The city didn’t pay for the incomplete and tardy study — leaving the funding of the report to an environmental nonprofit. Now it’s clear the city’s decision played out as an example of you get what you pay for.

SDG&E Takes Legal Step To Lobby On 'Community Choice'

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SDG&E's action on Friday would allow the utility to lobby against community choice aggregation, an alternative energy program the city of San Diego is exploring.

San Diego Settles Lawsuit With Otay Mesa Developer for $25M

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Insurance companies will foot the bill to settle the suit with developer Roque de la Fuente II. At one point in the long-running legal dispute, the city was on the hook for $136 million.

Can SDG&E Join Conversation On How San Diego Gets Its Electricity?

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The dispute involves an SDG&E employee who serves on the city's Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, which advises the City Council and mayor on energy policies.

DA: No Charges Against San Diego Cop In Fatal Shooting

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No criminal charges will be filed against a San Diego police officer who shot an unarmed man in the Midway District in April, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced Monday.

Encanto Group Told To Get Permit Or Get Rid Of Sidewalk Improvements

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Members of the group Better Block San Diego would need to get a permit from the city and pay $13,000 to $25,000 in fees to leave up the benches and planter boxes they installed last month.

Another Republican Steps Up To Challenge Rep. Scott Peters

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The number of candidates vying for San Diego's 52nd Congressional District race grew by one Thursday with Republican Denise Gitsham's announcement.

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