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Kerry Klein's Blog

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

Despite the chokehold heroin and pain pills have had on public health for years, Bakersfield cops are dealing with far more than opioids.
This story is part of a series called In Recovery, about opioid addiction and treatment in the San Joaquin Valley.
"By the time I was finished, my reporting had covered not only the Valley’s marketing problem, but also federal and state laws dating back decades, executive orders, bills in Congress, visa programs, and more local, state-level and national trends than I could count."

Collaborative Reporting

Research suggests an alarming link between a common drug used for valley fever and birth defects.... more »
The antifungal drugs used to treat valley fever can cause hair loss. With the number of valley... more »