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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

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.

San Diego County Upgrading System For Tracking Campaign Donations

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As part of the upgrade, the county Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday requiring county candidates and political committees that raise or spend at least $10,000 to file their campaign finance reports electronically.

Exemptions From Vaccines Up Slightly In California Since 1980s

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The reasons parents in California are choosing not to immunize their kids today is partly due to what they find on the Internet, including a study that incorrectly linked vaccines to autism.

Wiping Out Diseases With Vaccines Makes Their Horrors A Distant Memory

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Nearly 51,000 California kindergarteners — in both public and private schools— began the 2014-2015 school year lacking one or more recommended vaccinations against diseases.

San Diego’s Collective Immunity Threatened By Declining Vaccination Rates

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Immunologists are raising the alarm about what they say is our collective amnesia over the damage these diseases have wrought in the past.

Gay GOP Luminaries Fuel DeMaio Fundraising Vehicle

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While Republican Carl DeMaio trails Rep. Scott Peters in fundraising from PACs, he’s raised lots of money by partnering in joint fundraising committees, which are being funded by big names in the GOP gay rights movement.

PACs Back Incumbents; Just Ask Rep. Scott Peters

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Two years ago, when Democrat Scott Peters successfully challenged Republican Rep. Brian Bilbray in the 52nd Congressional District, most of the PAC money went to Bilbray. This year, Peters is getting money from 100 PACs that gave to his opponent in 2012.

Medicare Pays Labs Top Dollars In San Diego County

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A clinical laboratory that recently lost a $15 million lawsuit was the top San Diego-area recipient of Medicare reimbursements in 2012.

San Diego Ethics Commission Votes To Rein In Independent Committees

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Now it's up to the City Council to decide whether to ban independent political committees from using material produced by candidates in ads the deep-pocketed committees pay for.

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