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"My neighborhood has too many candlelight vigils for victims of police brutality or from neglect or incompetence from law enforcement who were not around enough to prevent the situations in the first place."
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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. 
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In reporting on epidemic levels of back pain among immigrant laborers, a Telemundo correspondent finds a community deeply wary of discussing the problem on camera.
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In a community known as Deep East Oakland, health care providers and nonprofits are seeking new ways to inform and treat those living with asthma.
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A reporter discusses the difficult decisions that have to be made between telling deeply personal stories of violence and loss, and respecting families' wishes for privacy and safety.
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Michigan has made successful family reunification a priority. The program is separate from the state’s child welfare and foster care system, and is considered a national leader.
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Pharmacy deserts are a growing problem in Chicago. Tribune reporter Eseosa Olumhense discusses how she reported on the worrying trend.
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Fewer Arizona children are being removed from their families and the backlog of uninvestigated child abuse reports is down dramatically. But advocates warn that recent progress to overhaul Arizona’s child welfare system could easily be reversed.
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Since the Great Recession started more than a decade ago, many Arizona families have languished as the state, facing budget shortfalls, cut services again and again. Foster care placements have swelled.  
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The idea that moms who take the lives of their children deserve nothing less than a lifetime of incarceration ignores what we now know about maternal mental health, writes expert Diana Barnes.

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