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posted 06/13/2011

Between March and May, I had several moments of panic about whether I was going to be able to complete the last two of the three stories I promised for the fellowship.There's a sense of relief when the editing is done and the designers are putting it on the page and I go home to try and take my mind off the story. That usually doesn't work and I ended up laying in bed worrying about typos, whether names are spelled correctly or huge inaccuracies because I've completely misunderstood the story (that has never happened, but I still worry nonetheless) and that I'm a fraud of a journalist. The real sigh of relief comes the next day when I'm thinking about the next story.

posted 10/20/2010

I attended a meeting Tuesday evening where I felt real inspiration.

posted 10/18/2010

Sometimes it seems like all I ever hear about is the bad in Del Norte County.

Kelley Atherton's Blog

Between March and May, I had several moments of panic about whether I was going to be able to... more »
posted 06/13/11
I attended a meeting Tuesday evening where I felt real inspiration. more »
posted 10/20/10
Sometimes it seems like all I ever hear about is the bad in Del Norte County. more »
posted 10/18/10

Kelley Atherton's Work

While other social services are facing budget cuts, the funding to serve Del Norte County’s mentally ill population seems relatively secure.

While funding for California's welfare programs has seen a steady decline over the past few decades, the state's financial crisis may mean even more severe cutbacks. Many who depend on these programs may face homelessness and illness as a result.

Project: Baby Teeth

Del Norte County has a serious problem with tooth decay. In fact, the problem is spread across California — a recent study found that two-thirds of the state’s children have some form of tooth decay. Kelley Atherton finds out why.