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Joe Yerardi

Contributor through November 2016

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Joe Yerardi served 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 by Joe Yerardi

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Kindergartner Vaccinations Rising In San Diego County After State Law Change

April 28, 2017
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

The proportion of San Diego County kindergartners who are up-to-date on their vaccinations is at its highest level in at least 16 years following the enactment of tougher requirements.

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Without Obamacare Or A Replacement, 370,000 In San Diego County Could Lose Insurance

Feb. 16, 2017
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource, Joe Yerardi / inewsource

About 370,000 San Diego County residents (4.7 million in the state) — or one in nine — who could lose health coverage if the insurance provisions in Obamacare, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), go away.

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Poverty In San Diego County Higher Than During Great Recession

Jan. 4, 2017
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Despite years of falling unemployment, poverty in San Diego County remains stubbornly high, and points to deeper problems in the San Diego region's economy.

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Opponents Of Lilac Hills Ranch Face Fines, But Donors To Stay Secret

Dec. 9, 2016
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

California’s elections watchdog dings two of the anti-Measure B campaign’s largest donors for not disclosing contributions but mystery behind money remains.

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Opponents Of Lilac Hills Development Won’t Have To Reveal Campaign Donors

Nov. 7, 2016
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

A nonprofit behind a six-figure contribution to a group opposing the proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development in Valley Center will not have to disclose its donors before the election.

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Early Voting Is Well Underway In San Diego County

Nov. 1, 2016
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Voters across the county have been casting early ballots for more than three weeks, and it should soon become clear which candidates in several hard-fought contests have the turnout advantage heading into Nov. 8.

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Dark Money, Accusations Of Campaign Finance Violations Roil Lilac Hills Campaign

Oct. 25, 2016
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

The fight over Lilac Hills Ranch has made strange bedfellows of environmentalists and developers, spawned three complaints with California's elections watchdog and seen a six-figure donation from a nonprofit that refuses to disclose its source of funds.

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News In Numbers: Issa's And Peters’ Voting Records Show Contrasting Degrees Of Party Loyalty

Oct. 17, 2016
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Scott Peters ranks as one of the the House members most likely to vote against his fellow party members while Darrell Issa is among his caucus's more reliable votes.

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San Diego GOP Gets $50,000 Donation From Lilac Hills Developer

Oct. 5, 2016
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

The developer of the controversial Lilac Hills Ranch project contributed $50,000 to the Republican Party of San Diego County shortly after the party voted to endorse the development.

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San Diego Ballot Measures Attract Big Money

Sept. 19, 2016
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

Here's a quick look at who's spending what on local ballot measures.

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