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The Central Valley's Kern County reported a 30 percent rise in overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017,... more »
posted 10/17/18
The shortage of doctors in California’s San Joaquin Valley has long impacted Central Californians... more »
posted 03/03/17

Kerry Klein's Work

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.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Kerry Klein, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship....
Despite the chokehold heroin and pain pills have had on public health for years, Bakersfield cops are dealing with far more than opioids.

Collaborative Reporting

Although still unknown outside of the American west, valley fever is a severe fungal infection —... more »
In his final 2018-2019 budget former California Gov. Jerry Brown allocated $8 million in state... more »