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Joe Yerardi

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter and Data Specialist

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Joe Yerardi is an investigative reporter and data specialist at inewsource, combining traditional reporting techniques with data analysis to produce investigative stories.

Prior to joining inewsource, Joe was the data editor at the San Antonio Express-News. While in San Antonio, Joe wrote data-driven stories of local and regional interest, assisted reporters in utilizing data in daily and enterprise coverage and produced data visualizations for the newspaper’s print and online products.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Recent Stories

New Culprit In San Diego Water Main Breaks — Asbestos Cement

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Water mains in San Diego broke 306 times from January 2012 through September 2015, wasting an estimated 35 million gallons of water. Nearly three of every five breaks occurred in asbestos cement pipes whose replacement the city has only recently begun to address.

Atkins-Block Race Will Test Loyalty Of Longtime Donors

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State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins' primary challenge to state Sen. Marty Block is putting the pressure on donors who have previously been loyal to both candidates.

Outside Groups Seen As Crucial For Anderson In San Diego County Supervisor Race

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State Sen. Joel Anderson's ability to dislodge county Supervisor Dianne Jacob may depend on large donors financing an independent committee that doesn’t have to follow local campaign contribution limits.

San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Fundraising Down Amid Allegations

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San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts' campaign contributions fell precipitously after abuse of power allegations emerged against him early this year.

San Diego Rep. Scott Peters’ GOP Foe Trails Badly In Early Fundraising

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For the most recent fundraising period, Republican Jacquie Atkinson has raised less than 10 percent of the money that Democrat Scott Peters has in his bid for re-election next year.

Brian Maienschein Will Not Run For San Diego County Supervisor

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Assemblyman Brian Maienschein will not challenge embattled Democratic County Supervisor Dave Roberts for his Third District supervisorial seat in next year’s election.

GOP Hopefuls Need More Than Money To Win San Diego County Supervisor’s Seat

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For a Republican to beat Democratic Supervisor Dave Roberts next year, political analysts say the challenger will need name recognition, party support and a broadly popular message.

Cash Is Key For Republicans Eying County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Seat

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As the GOP field forms, political experts said San Diego County’s District 3 will be a big money race in 2016.

Court Rules North County Transit District Must Release Records

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The state 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that a summary of an assessment of senior NCTD managers should be made public. inewsource had sued for the release of the full report, while NCTD argued none of it should be made public.

State Lottery A Gamble For San Diegans

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People spent more than $5 billion on lottery tickets in California last year. And new data shows that many folks playing the lottery in San Diego County are middle income.

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