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A murder case that was a focus of The Enquirer’s series last month about domestic violence ended Monday with Marcus Reed going to prison for 15 years to life for the April 2020 death of Patricia Woods, a Westwood mother of two young children.
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Arkansas has a child mortality rate far higher than the national average. Is the state doing enough to prevent these deaths?
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Molly Sullivan, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Domestic violence resource centers boost efforts in south Sacramento neighborhoods
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Prison inmates detail the crippling obstacles faced by many of the Jacksonville, Florida children involved in homicides.
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On the heels of the fellowship series "The Children of Central City," the New Orleans City Council recently approved a resolution calling for a citywide approach to childhood trauma.
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Early in her career, Dr. Barbara Staggers was strongly censured for hugging a patient. Now, it’s part of her daily routine, a way to show kids who might not otherwise have any positive physical affection in their lives that someone cares about them.

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I wouldn’t blame you if you thought the only thing that happened in the health sphere this year was the implosion of Healthcare.gov. There was some excellent reporting on the problems with the Affordable Care Act, but here are some stories you might have missed.

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After his two children were killed by a driver high on painkillers, Bob Pack worked with California's existing database of prescriptions to create what he called "a built-in red flag system" to help identify prescription drug abuse.

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After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Americans look to our political leaders, our faith leaders, and our police investigators for explanations. We also look to our media to help us understand what happened, how and why.

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