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A look at how homelessness reporters are approaching the beat during the pandemic.
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"Ag workers are uniquely vulnerable to this virus because of the close proximity they often work and live," said California Assemblymember Robert Rivas.
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The US has the highest maternal death rate of any developed nation. California is trying to do something about that.
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In September of 2019, three people in the Shasta County Jail died within a two-week span. Does that mean my county is an outlier? A reporter seeks some answers.
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Ace medical reporter Lisa Krieger of the San Jose Mercury shares timely reporting tips, with added insights from Stanford's Dr. Seema Yasmin and communications expert Glen Nowak.
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One by one, elected officials and others stepped somberly to the microphone in a cheerless homeless shelter in San Jose to read the names of the dead: Michael Guilford. Dean Rowland. John Doe. The list stretched on.
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There are some states that do not require people with domestic violence convictions to surrender their firearms or prohibit them from possessing a gun. California does.
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In October 2019, a stretch of dry weather and strong winds sparked dozens of wildfires across California, killing three people and destroying hundreds of homes. For the low-wage immigrants who work in those homes, fire season brings its own dangers.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2020 Impact Fund....
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The state's housing crisis has resulted in more and more families like Tanya Harris' living in substandard and overcrowded conditions, and local health officials say those conditions threaten residents' health.

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