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A reporter dives into a complicated story to help residents understand the health risks in their backyard.
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While the cliffhanger presidential election took center stage Tuesday, voters also decided a host of health-related measures.
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A look at how homelessness reporters are approaching the beat during the pandemic.
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One of the deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks in the state’s assisted-living industry has occurred at a La Mesa facility with a troubled regulatory past.
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An unprecedented and fledgling statewide effort to shore up hundreds of struggling drinking water systems could face intense pressure from the novel coronavirus pandemic as the program is rolled out in coming months.
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"Ag workers are uniquely vulnerable to this virus because of the close proximity they often work and live," said California Assemblymember Robert Rivas.
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The US has the highest maternal death rate of any developed nation. California is trying to do something about that.
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In September of 2019, three people in the Shasta County Jail died within a two-week span. Does that mean my county is an outlier? A reporter seeks some answers.
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Ace medical reporter Lisa Krieger of the San Jose Mercury shares timely reporting tips, with added insights from Stanford's Dr. Seema Yasmin and communications expert Glen Nowak.
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One by one, elected officials and others stepped somberly to the microphone in a cheerless homeless shelter in San Jose to read the names of the dead: Michael Guilford. Dean Rowland. John Doe. The list stretched on.

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