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We were about 30 seconds into our first look at the California Department of Education’s chronic absenteeism data when we knew what our story would be.
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Advocates warn that people who need nursing care may increasingly be sent far away from San Francisco in a developing shortage of affordable nursing home beds.
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A reporter shares a handful of investigative reporting techniques that proved essential in overcoming blind spots among local health experts who were largely unaware of opioids' toll in their communities.
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An apparent link between risky behavior and bias-related bullying tends to be stronger in California’s more segregated counties.
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Climate change is fueling increasingly extreme weather events, and someone needs to defend communities against them and clean up after them. In California, that person is often a low-wage immigrant worker.
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“I think the common thread connecting these various actions that are happening largely out of the public eye is limiting supports for certain people — and for immigrants and families of color in particular.”
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Every day Wendy McEntyre gets a call from parents who have lost children in addiction treatment in California. She wants to see more accountability in a system that’s operating with little to no oversight, with deadly consequences.
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The average 30-day stay at a California rehab costs families $40,000. It’s expensive and often highly risky. We’ve learned hundreds of patients are dying in detox.
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In the state of California, it is off-limits to administer an IQ test to a child if he or she is Black. That’s because of a little-known case called Larry P v Riles that in the 1970s put the IQ test itself on trial.

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