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In a town kept down by county decisions and indecision, even the most determined families find it hard to rise above stagnation, deprivation, and violence.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Rich Lord, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.
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In southwestern Pennsylvania's fragmented patchwork of cities, boroughs and townships, children are likely to live in places without the resources to keep them safe, active and healthy.

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