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A reporter explains how she found women willing to speak out about substandard maternity care in south Texas by posting messages on Facebook.
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11Alive started the research by talking with several parents that made the decision to abandon their child or are struggling with the question.
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A reporter looks back at the past year of the pandemic and the effect it’s had on the Golden State's disabled community. What lessons can be learned for the future?
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What’s preventing COVID-19 vaccines from being distributed more broadly to California’s Black population?
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This story is part of a larger project series, "Voices from the Vineyard," led by Sarah Klearman, a 2020 Impact Fellow. She is reporting on how the twin crises of the pandemic and the wildfires have impacted the health of the valley’s farmworkers and their families.
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As coronavirus challenges mounted last year, officials scrambled to move resources around where needs were greatest.
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We're spending a ton of money to prop up our private insurance system, our columnist argues.
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The Southern Poverty Law Center is the latest organization to call out the Baker Act’s use on children. The organization's Bacardi Jackson discusses the findings.
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This story is part of a larger project series, "Voices from the Vineyard," led by Sarah Klearman, a 2020 Impact Fellow. She is reporting on how the twin crises of the pandemic and the wildfires have impacted the health of the valley’s farmworkers and their families....
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“Disasters have a way of exposing the most vulnerable among us and putting them in harm’s way,” Terence Mulligan, president of the Napa Valley Community Foundation, told me.

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