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Is California merely robbing Peter to pay Paul with its voter-approved bond measure to house mentally ill homeless people? Places such as Tulare County could end up losing badly needed mental health funding.
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In the months after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, residents of small towns and rural communities felt ignored and forgotten. Here's what I learned telling their stories.
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Thousands of San Joaquin County residents are slipping through the health care safety net.
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Spoken word artists Tina Nixon and Kwabena Antoine Nixon have helped people enveloped in trauma in Milwaukee open up about their innermost fears.
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Hope, Humanity & Housing is a series that follows people living on the streets of Sacramento County. Their stories aim to put a face on a complex condition with many stigmas: homelessness.
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When I walked into Room 104 at a Motel 6 along a busy Sacramento road, I entered a deeper understanding of a complicated and growing crisis.
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The bond money for Proposition 2 will be financed by funds from the Mental Health Services Act, which has been mired in controversy and ineffectiveness since its passage in 2004.
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Matthew S. Bajko is a recipient of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2017 California Fellowship. 
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Mobile health workers say their contact with residents of a homeless encampment in the Coachella Valley dropped after the camp was bulldozed.
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Reporter Vicki Gonzalez spent the past year on this series as a recipient of the 2018 California Fellowship with USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.  

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