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CapRadio’s health reporter Sammy Caiola spent six months exploring the reasons behind the high suicide rate in rural Amador County. She shares how community engagement aided her reporting.
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This story was produced for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Southern California's Inland Empire is growing, and there aren’t enough doctors to meet the demand. Can a new raft of programs at local universities help?
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On December 2, 2015, Julie Paez was shot twice during the San Bernardino terror attack. KVCR's Matt Guilhem recently spoke to Paez about her recovery and determination to move forward from that trauma.
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Minutes after gunfire erupted in San Bernardino last December, emergency personnel from a host of local agencies were there. KVCR's Matt Guilhem examines the traumatic scene first responders arrived at that day and the lingering effects the attack has had.
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The December attack on San Bernardino County employees brought ISIS-inspired terrorism to the Inland Empire. KVCR's Matt Guilhem begins a series of stories on mental health in the wake of the shooting.
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Daily life has regained a sense of normalcy in the months since the terror attacks in San Bernardino. But the longer lasting impacts are still taking shape. A reporter sets out to detail the event's impact on mental health across the inland region.

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For uninsured California immigrants, which side of a county line they live can significantly affect the care available when they're sick. And Obamacare reforms are complicating choices for local officials as they consider what, if any, healthcare should be provided for the remaining uninsured.

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Moreno Valley, city staff members are processing plans by a local developer to build a warehousing hub covering the equivalent of 700 football fields. Its a testing ground in the struggle to balance the need for jobs and the imperative for clean air.


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