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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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KPBS Requests Law Enforcement Records; Police Unions Sue To Prevent Disclosure

Feb. 11
By Claire Trageser, Tarryn Mento

KPBS is asking for details about officers who committed sexual assault, killed someone in the line of duty, or were investigated for use of force. Reactions from law enforcement agencies in San Diego County have varied, depending on the department.

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KPBS Suing For Public Access To San Diego Sheriff's Department Response Times To Citizen Complaints

Jan. 22
By Claire Trageser

Lawyers working for KPBS petitioned Tuesday in San Diego County Superior Court to ask a judge to decide whether the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has to provide the records.

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New Head Of San Diego Gang Commission Looks Forward

Jan. 3
By Claire Trageser

It's a new year, and there's a new head of the Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention, the city group that gives advice on how to decrease gang violence.

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As He Leaves City Council, David Alvarez Turns Attention To Border Relations

Dec. 5, 2018
By Claire Trageser

San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez is leaving his job representing southern communities such as Barrio Logan and San Ysidro after eight years.

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San Diego Nonprofits, Churches Host Turkey Giveaways

Nov. 19, 2018
By Claire Trageser

For many, the signature dish at this year's Thanksgiving meal is not in the budget.

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San Diego Businesses In Low Income Or High-Minority Areas Far Less Likely To Get Bank Loans

Nov. 8, 2018
By Claire Trageser

Where a business is located in San Diego County can have a big impact on whether it receives a bank loan, according to federal data. The data shows that businesses in low-income or high-minority census tracts were far less likely to receive funds from banks.

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City Council President Cole Losing Fight To Keep Her Seat In District 4

Nov. 6, 2018
By Claire Trageser

San Diego Council President Myrtle Cole is hoping to fend off an unexpected challenge from former staffer Monica Montgomery in the race for San Diego Council District 4.

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Democrat Tommy Hough Hopes To Unseat Republican Chris Cate In San Diego District 6

Nov. 6, 2018
By Claire Trageser

Republican incumbent City Councilman Chris Cate is hoping to defeat Democratic challenger Tommy Hough in San Diego City Council District 6.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Outside Group Spending On Solana Beach Council Elections

Nov. 1, 2018
By Claire Trageser

A political action committee based in Murrieta is spending thousands of dollars to attack current members of the Solana Beach City Council and support new faces running for council seats.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Labor Council Mailers Supporting Myrtle Cole Have Bold Claims

Oct. 25, 2018
By Claire Trageser

Mailers sent out by San Diego Works!, a political action committee sponsored by the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, make a few bold claims about San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole.

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