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As the pandemic unfolded, our stories shifted to reflect the hidden epidemics and issues facing Mendocino County that were eclipsed by pandemic coverage, guided by the topics highlighted by our community engagement effort.
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For years, statistics have shown that a person born in the Delta of Arkansas has a lower life expectancy than someone born in the urban areas of Central and Northwest Arkansas.
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The initiative will support the work of 13 talented and diverse journalists from around the country.
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For decades now, oil companies have been pumping wastewater deep back underground across California, via wells penetrating the same oil field. What does the science tell us about the health risks?
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For series on home births, a reporter recounts how she overcame a key challenge: "I felt I was missing the voices of people I was writing about, the women who opted for home birth."
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There is no elder care system in California, and the options are particularly dire for families with scant resources.
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A unique program in Los Angeles County focuses on getting pregnant people out of jail and into housing where they are supported during and after their pregnancy with services.
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Reporters Tony Barboza and Anna Phillips take us behind the scenes of their yearlong investigation.
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Modern obstetrics has largely turned its back on the large and growing number of disabled women who get pregnant.
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In Sacramento, a reporter finds the Black community tired of being ignored, tired of not having its needs met, and tired of dying.



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