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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
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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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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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Ultimately, I had no data for my data project. So, under the advice of data guru Paul Overberg of The Wall Street Journal, I created my own.
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Five practical takeaways from reporting on how communities are tackling persistent disparities in infant mortality, in the midst of newsroom downsizing and shifting beats.
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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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At first the story of Dajha Richards' death was poised to be another daily about a fatal shooting. But as reporter Molly Sullivan combed through her social media accounts, she found a much deeper story of love and abuse.
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If you were to seek opioid addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one, what are the chances you'd run into a facility that didn’t offer the best possible treatment?
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In communities of color, issues of mental health and suicide often don’t receive the attention they need. That's especially true of young black and Latino men in Texas.
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A story of why it pays to keep analyzing the data, even if it isn’t cooperative at first.

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