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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.

Recent Stories by Claire Trageser

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Outside Spending Surges In San Diego City Council Races

Oct. 12
By Claire Trageser

Political action committees and other outside organizations are spending heavily in the San Diego City Council races that will be decided Nov. 6, especially in Republican incumbent Lorie Zapf’s District 2. That race could potentially change the balance of power on the council.

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Former Radio Host Hopes To Unseat Incumbent In City Council District 6 Race

Oct. 10
By Claire Trageser

Democrat Tommy Hough hopes to unseat Chris Cate, the Republican incumbent councilman, in San Diego City Council District 6, which covers communities including Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Mira Mesa and Sorrento Valley.

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Monica Montgomery On The Race For San Diego City Council District 4

Oct. 8
By Claire Trageser, Marissa Cabrera

Monica Montgomery is challenging incumbent City Council President Myrtle Cole to represent voters in District 4, which covers neighborhoods such as Oak Park, Encanto and Paradise Hills.

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November 2018: How To Use The KPBS Voter Guide

Oct. 8
By Claire Trageser

From local to state elections, KPBS has created an online Voter Guide to help you navigate candidates, ballot measures, polling locations and more.

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Election 2018 San Diego Votes: Which Elections Have Local Candidates Missed?

Oct. 5
By Claire Trageser

KPBS pulled records from the San Diego and Orange County registrars of voters to show when candidates registered to vote, which party (or parties) they registered with and whether they neglected to vote in past elections.

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What We Know About Whether Earl McNeil Was An Informant For The DA

Sept. 5
By Claire Trageser

Activists maintain the San Diego District Attorney's office had an ongoing relationship with Earl McNeil. So what exactly do we know about McNeil's history as an informant?

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What Happened To Earl McNeil?

Aug. 14
By Claire Trageser

There are large holes in the timeline of what happened to Earl McNeil, a man who was hospitalized after being arrested by National City police back in May.

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Latest Fundraising Numbers For San Diego City Council Races

Aug. 10
By Claire Trageser

The November general election is three months away, but fundraising and campaign spending are picking up in San Diego's City Council races.

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Citizens Group Is Tackling Racial Bias In San Diego Police Department

Aug. 1
By Claire Trageser

The Citizens Advisory Board On Police/Community Relations has been meeting for a year and a half, with two subcommittees that focus on how the police department recruits officers and on training within the department.

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How To Know If You Were One Of The San Diegans Overcharged For Water

July 30
By Brooke Ruth, Claire Trageser, Maureen Cavanaugh

At least 2,750 water customers in San Diego had bills that were corrected or need to be corrected in 2017, according to an audit released last week. But how will San Diegans know whether they are on that list?

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