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Kilroy Watkins voices support for a new Illinois law that protects the right to vote for people in detention awaiting trial.
Attorney General Rob Bonta speaks after he was sworn in as California’s 34th attorney general in Sacramento

California AG warns about ‘misleading claims’ by healthcare sharing ministry plans

California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a consumer alert warning state residents about “sham health insurance plans offered by some healthcare sharing ministries,” following complaints received by his office.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Tampa Bay Times is looking for a health and medicine reporter

Tampa Bay Times is looking for a health and medicine reporter. Colorado Public Radio is seeking a health, education and justice team editor.
Students and demonstrators march to protest the killing of MaKhia Bryant, 16, by the Columbus Police Department

What is lost when the media portrays Black girls as adults

Black girls in the United States have long been denied the vulnerability and protection usually afforded children.
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Coronavirus Files: Renters fall behind; skipped shots, testing at home

Renters struggle to access aid, at-home COVID tests finally take off, millions miss second shots
A member of housecleaning services disinfects her hands after cleaning a room in a COVID-19 unit at a Seattle hospital last year

At a hospital battered by COVID-19, some workers say no to the vaccine. Why?

“I started out as a proselytizer. But I saw how my conversations hinged on my power as a white woman, a doctor and an employer.”
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Three essential perspectives for reporting on the impacts of anti-Asian attacks

An expert panel discusses the ongoing wave of attacks, as well as how the media can cover these issues with sensitivity and nuance.
Floyd Kimball and his 4-year-old son Steve in Wallace, Idaho.

Reporter reveals a broken oversight system leading to poisoned children

At the Bunker Hill Superfund site in northern Idaho, a reporter meets the family of a 4-year-old so severely poisoned by lead, he still couldn’t speak.

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As public health officials like to say, "COVID-19 isn't done with us." And journalists know that we're not done with COVID-19. Apply now for five days of stimulating discussions on the pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color -- plus reporting and engagement grants of $2k-$10k and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project.

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

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