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A  “colonia” community in Starr County, Texas.
During the pandemic, the “colonias” along the border in south Texas have been devastated on multiple fronts.
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As we look to understand the public health response to COVID-19, Dr. Jan Gurley of the San Francisco Department of Public Health explains what it means when a state institutes Crisis Standards of Care, as Arizona has.
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“I don’t think it’s any different than any beat you’re covering,” says Tiney Ricciardi of The Denver Post. “Think about your audience and news they can use.”
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Each Monday, The Coronavirus Files provides tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.
Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: The Wall Street Journal is looking for a science editor
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Telling the real story of homelessness — and busting the biggest myth
"The experience of working with our subjects for more than a year changed my own ideas about homelessness and how to report on it."
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Social and bureaucratic hurdles have caused unnecessary delays in obtaining what can be a lifesaving antiretroviral medication.
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Friendship Line California relieves loneliness for older adults isolated at home. That makes it easier to stay there.
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The California State Water Resources Control Board is in the midst of a plan to spend roughly $1.3 billion over 10 years to save
This story was produced as a larger project by Kiley Russell for the 2019 Impact Fund. His other stories include: Pandemic could complicate implementation of new state drinking water fund    
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Workers are being forced to choose between unemployment or returning to work and risking their family's health.
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Medical workers transport a patient outside a special COVID-19 illness area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 17, 2020 in the
How can journalists report on how implicit bias is affecting the quality of health care in their area? We asked some experts for ideas.
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