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"Here I was, a stranger dropping into people’s lives, asking that they tell me their deeply personal stories from a traumatic event."
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In far Northern California, which already is besieged by methamphetamine, law enforcement, doctors and community leaders have noticed another drug is snaking its way back into the black market’s customer base: Heroin.

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Why is the high school dropout rate in the San Joaquin Valley among the highest in the California? CapRadio will produce a documentary that tells stories of youth and adults touched by the dropout crisis with accuracy, depth, nuance and respect.

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I've been selected to participate in the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship sessions in Los Angeles. Here's my game plan.

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Journalists Allie Hostler and Jacob Simas examine how people on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation are dealing with rampant methamphetamine addiction.

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Although California is the world’s 9th largest economy and a hub of tech innovation, some of the state’s residents live in communities that lack basic services ­like clean water and functioning sewage systems.

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EPA's Jared Blumenfeld brings a little hope and money to San Joaquin Valley.

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Most of the people match the scenery—beautiful. But many struggle with ugly addictions to alcohol, heroin, marijuana and most prevalent, methamphetamine.

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If on-air health reporting is your niche, Southern California Public Radio is looking for a health care reporter. We've also highlighted some writer positions at various hospitals and a handful of freelance gigs. In addition, you'll find updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities and projects.

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The annual convention of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) early in August was filled from top to bottom with practical and career-oriented sessions. For me, one of the most useful was off the official books. By Twitter and email, AAJA Texas chapter president Iris Kuo organized a lunchtime get-together for freelancers in the hotel lobby.

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