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In a town kept down by county decisions and indecision, even the most determined families find it hard to rise above stagnation, deprivation, and violence.
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In southwestern Pennsylvania's fragmented patchwork of cities, boroughs and townships, children are likely to live in places without the resources to keep them safe, active and healthy.
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“I have to meet this guy and have sex with him. If I don’t, then he and his friends are going to rape my little sister,” a student at Frank Ballou High School in Ward 8’s Congress Heights told her teacher.
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In the final moments of Jontell Reedom's life, viewers see him jogging away from the officers. Moments later, officers would fire eight rounds into him, killing him.
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Reporter Laura Klivans followed Sabrina Hanes through her daily routine in Paradise last summer, to learn how she’s developed resilience. She caught up with Hanes after the fire to find out what happens next.
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CapRadio’s health reporter Sammy Caiola spent six months exploring the reasons behind the high suicide rate in rural Amador County. She shares how community engagement aided her reporting.
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Discrimination and segregation in America are nothing new. Measuring their effects on health, however, is.
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When I set out early this year to uncover gaps in mental health care services in one Bay Area county, I was utterly unprepared for just how deep the problems ran.
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A reporter discovers firsthand the darker side of living in Northern California's seemingly idyllic Mendocino County.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. ...

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