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A reporter revisits the fundamentals for series on childhood trauma in D.C. schools

The lessons I learned reporting these stories seem so basic to the work of journalism, and yet I realized I had either forgotten these fundamentals or I had compromised them too many times in the course of my career.
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Why the battle to bring back school nurses is such a big deal for health and academics

Why are teachers going to the mat to get more nurses in schools? And what do nurses have to do with education?
People read the bible while waiting to get free health care services at a mobile clinic in Wise, Virginia. (Photo by John Moore/

Why did we stop talking about all the people left off the insurance rolls?

You don't see many stories about people stuck in the "family glitch" or who have fallen in the "coverage gap." But millions remain left out of the ACA's thwarted dream of universal coverage — and their stories matter.
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Is California trying to solve its homeless crisis by stiffing mental health?

Is California merely robbing Peter to pay Paul with its voter-approved bond measure to house mentally ill homeless people? Places such as Tulare County could end up losing badly needed mental health funding.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: NBC News Health and Medical Unit is looking for a Health Reporter

NBC News Health and Medical Unit needs a Health Reporter to work with the Senior Health Editor, NBC, broadcast producers and senior producers to pitch and write health news content for NBC and
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Merced County has a childhood obesity problem. Want to do something about it?

Data shows children in Merced County are three times more likely to be obese than the average California kid.
What I learned reporting on housing and economic inequality after Hurricane Harvey

What I learned reporting on housing and economic inequality after Hurricane Harvey

In the months after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, residents of small towns and rural communities felt ignored and forgotten. Here's what I learned telling their stories.
Latrelle Huff, left, is shown with her former boyfriend and their twins at the the babies' baptism in 2014. (Photo: Family photo

The startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood

Witnessing abuse carries the same risk of harm to children's mental health and learning as if the children had been abused directly, new research shows.


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