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Still Searching: Lee County restarts efforts to reopen hospital

Still Searching: Lee County restarts efforts to reopen hospital

In 2013, Lee County was one of 80 communities across the country to have lost their hospital in the previous three years. But the people in Lee County did what few have attempted: They vowed to reopen their hospital.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Become a member of Report for America

Applications are now being accepted for reporters across the country interested in becoming a Report for America corps member in 2019.
Richmond residents helped design and build the amenities at Elm Playlot, and created the programming for kids and adults. (Photo

Reporter’s Notebook: When parks and green spaces are Trojan horses for something far worse

Who could possibly have any sort of objection to renovating a park?...
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A reporter learns to go slow and gain trust for series on harm reduction for drug users

"You can’t just waltz into a community of people who are marginalized and under threat, stick a microphone in their faces and start asking them questions," writes reporter Judith Mernit.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Join Health.com as their assistant editor

Health.com is seeking a full-time assistant editor with excellent reporting and editing skills and a passion for the women’s health and wellness topics.
Reporter Neha Shastry sits with patient waiting to speak with the abortion provider at Trust Women Oklahoma City.

What I learned from reporting on both sides of today’s abortion debate

CNN reporter Neha Shastry set out to cover the complexities and nuances of America's abortion debate. She ran into roadblocks, reluctant editors and lots of contested facts.
In the District of Columbia, a shortage of affordable housing, a hyper-expensive rental market and aging and vanishing housing s

How Healthy Is Gentrification?

In the District of Columbia, a shortage of affordable housing, a hyper-expensive rental market and aging and vanishing housing stock has have tenants battling spiraling rents and housing costs, and have left them at increased risk of getting displaced.
Michele Dutcher takes a bus to and from the Valumarket at the Mid City Mall on Bardstown Road a few times a week for groceries.

In 30 seconds: What you should know about food deserts in Louisville

Across Louisville, more than 44,000 people live within food deserts, meaning they can't easily get healthy, affordable food. Here are some key takeaways from The Courier Journal's coverage of the issue.

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