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There are some states that do not require people with domestic violence convictions to surrender their firearms or prohibit them from possessing a gun. California does.
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In October 2019, a stretch of dry weather and strong winds sparked dozens of wildfires across California, killing three people and destroying hundreds of homes. For the low-wage immigrants who work in those homes, fire season brings its own dangers.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2020 Impact Fund....
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The state's housing crisis has resulted in more and more families like Tanya Harris' living in substandard and overcrowded conditions, and local health officials say those conditions threaten residents' health.
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The California State Assembly recently passed AB 890, which would give “full practice authority” to nurse practitioners. But a California physicians group opposes the bill.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2020 Impact Fund....
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Unlicensed sober homes pop up all of the time, they aren't tracked by the state of California, and they are not held accountable by any government system.
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How two reporters used data to explore how California's ambitious health care initiatives could shape the lives of working residents already strained by the state's high cost of living.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....

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