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When the inequities we see in our communities show up in our newsrooms, too

How are we supposed to cover the community as a whole when we can’t communicate with a large portion of its residents?
New Mexico's alcohol epidemiologist, Annaliese Mayette, recommended the governor veto landmark alcohol legislation that expanded

Politics trumps health in state’s response to alcohol crisis

A review of internal records and interviews with a dozen current and former health department staff show what expertise it possesses has long been muzzled or ignored.
Brian, a Palo Alto teen who has struggled to find adequate mental health treatment. I found him and his mom after posting in a l

Avoiding the sunk cost fallacy when a project takes an unexpected turn

It's easy to feel trapped by the feeling that you need to see a story through simply because you’ve already invested significant time on it.
Farmer Jason Othmer operates a combine as he harvests corn near Vesta, an unincorporated community in Johnson County in southeas

No nitrate police: State and local regulators can’t, or won’t, stop our drinking water from getting worse

There are few staff to monitor Nebraska’s vast swaths of farmland, thousands of cattle feedlots, large hog operations and chicken farms. And the agencies’ own regulations don’t give the staff many tools to combat malpractice.
Patient Kaylen Mehlhaff meets with midwife Amanda Youngers for a regular checkup at an Indian Health Service facility in Rapid

South Dakota passed Medicaid expansion. What’s next?

A win for Medicaid expansion in South Dakota is a victory for public health, policy experts say, but now comes the work of ensuring the people who are eligible actually get enrolled.
Americans Head To The Polls To Vote In The 2022 Midterm Elections

Coronavirus Files: Midterms to influence pandemic policies; evictions proceed apace

A Republican-controlled House could have big consequences for America’s ongoing battle against COVID.
India Currents

An Electricity Bill Set Fire To My Marriage — Nisha’s Story

Nisha thought that violence in a marriage was simply what every Indian wife ‘had to accept’ in her husband’s home. She was only 24.
A person receiving in-home care.

Older and disabled Americans are languishing for years on waiting lists for home care. Why don’t we fix this?

South Carolina officials told Brandie Makrin that something traumatic had to happen to her 21-year-old autistic son before he could get the help he needed.

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