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posted 03/06/2020
My own morals and ethics frequently came into play, whether it was weighing the responsibility of protecting a source’s identity against the public’s need for transparency or deciding if a series like this warranted a more discerning look at certain systems and policies in place.
posted 04/03/2019
Why does one of the wealthiest countries in the world make its most vulnerable citizens choose between food or shelter?

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My own morals and ethics frequently came into play, whether it was weighing the responsibility of... more »
posted 03/06/20
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posted 04/03/19

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To many of its approximately 2 million residents, Santa Clara County’s nickname “Valley of the Heart’s Delight” might seem like less of a nod to its agricultural roots and more tragically ironic.
One in four county residents — including children, seniors and disabled individuals — will see their monthly government food assistance benefits wiped out early this year now that a new federal rule to alter work requirements for food stamp recipients goes into effect.
Earlier this month marked the end of a public comment period for what would be the third rule change for SNAP, a proposal that stands to cut the nutrition benefits for at least a few million people.