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Curious what’s happening in your state? Here's how one newsroom tackled the question.
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When it came to finding truly surprising patterns or stories within the Alabama data, I hit wall after wall. Here's what I learned along the way.
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The initial statistics shocked me. It turns out, I hadn’t seen anything yet.
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With deadlines looming, I was able to publish a feature-length story just a week after receiving data files with tens of millions of data points. Here's how I did it.
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Can't find the data you need? Consider collecting it yourself, as reporter Sandy Mazza did through low-cost air monitors placed at homes around LA's ports.
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Have you thought about using data and public records to investigate medical marijuana in your state? Here are some great places to start.
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The tide of ER visits rose in Southern California after Obamacare became law, growing about 27 percent from 2010 to 2016.
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The Sacramento Bee’s Angela Hart shares how she got a handle on a huge story: the potential move to single-payer health care in the nation’s most populous state.
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Kathleen McGrory of the Tampa Bay Times on how she overcame tough obstacles to report on the rising trend of children being shot and killed in Florida.
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Two reporters share their tips and insights from reporting on health issues in Indian Country.

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