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Kerry Klein's Blog

The Central Valley's Kern County reported a 30 percent rise in overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017,... more »
posted 10/17/18
The shortage of doctors in California’s San Joaquin Valley has long impacted Central Californians... more »
posted 03/03/17

Kerry Klein's Work

Long-term exposure to the particulate matter released by open agricultural burning has been associated with a suite of health problems, and the communities most affected are majority-Latino.
Nearly two decades of postponing a ban on burning have left clean air advocates dubious that local air regulators will follow through.
Clean air advocates hope the EPA will step in to strengthen regulations of polluting industries.

Collaborative Reporting

Although still unknown outside of the American west, valley fever is a severe fungal infection —... more »
In his final 2018-2019 budget former California Gov. Jerry Brown allocated $8 million in state... more »