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‘Crossing the Line’ for choice

By Danny Feingold This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. Long before the June 24 Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Lisa Caruso decided to tell the story […]


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Massive mess

By Andy Furillo This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. The moment may be at hand for Californians to turn the tide on a sea of plastic waste that […]


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Inflation targets California’s poor

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. When I met Amparo Ramirez in March of 2020, our conversation was very much of the moment. The […]


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California preps for the endemic

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. The lifting of California’s statewide school mask mandate, leaving local districts to decide for themselves how to approach […]



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California weighs ending mask restrictions in schools

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. It was almost on cue. First came California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that the state was lifting its […]


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Most vulnerable left out of new COVID sick leave

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. The idea of reviving paid supplemental COVID sick leave in California is tremendously appealing. Among other things, the […]


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Supersizing bargaining power

By Bobbi Murray This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. Fast food workers have been heralded by government officials, executives and some doctors as essential workers during the pandemic. But […]


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Gov. Newsom’s healthcare wins and losses

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2018 campaign for office was rife with decisive and promising language on health care. Newsom […]


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Single-payer in California?

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought all sorts of uncomfortable truths to the surface in California. Minority and lower-income […]


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Clean, affordable water for California

By Dan Ross This story is part four in the four-part Drought Nation series produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. Amid the vast water wars of the drought-parched Central […]


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The contamination challenge

By Dan Ross This story is part three in the four-part Drought Nation series produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. Francisco Diaz remembers when the water piped to his […]




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Pandemic for the poor

By Mark Kreidler This story is produced by the award-winning journalism nonprofit Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. In the early months of COVID-19’s spread across the U.S. last year, researchers and journalists began tracking […]