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This story was produced as a project for the 2020 California Fellowship.
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Although still unknown outside of the American west, valley fever is a severe fungal infection — and its territory may expand as the climate warms.
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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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Ignorance is not bliss, choose to take action now.
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Asthma is on the rise across the United States, and the problem is particularly grave on reservations.
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We are firmly in the season of overeating. That means there is no time like the present to talk about one of the big contributors to our dietary dilemma.
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As a reporter, you can do your part by both exposing the problems discovered by regulatory bodies and exposing the big gaps in the regulatory safety net.
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In the fires that devastated Paradise and Santa Rosa, kids were often the most vulnerable.
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Stories of abuse or serious neglect in nursing homes make headlines, but patients and consumer advocates are trying to bring attention to overarching issues and push for a better system.
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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. Other stories in this series include: Live on or near the Nipomo Mesa? We’re investigating air quality and need your help

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