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Elizabeth Aguilera

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26 November 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To counter a growing concern around doctor shortages, California has implemented a series of measures that aim to keep more doctors in the state, especially focusing on rural areas where they are most needed. From loa...

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Scott Rodd

5 November 2019

Riverside, California, United States

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California is one of the first states to legalize the sale of meals from the home, opening up new avenues for amateur chefs - namely immigrants, women, and people of color - who are not formally in the restaurant indu...

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Laurel Rosenhall

26 October 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle has taken a comprehensive approach to police reform, including forming a community police commission, the development of policies on appropriate weapon use, more oversight on police force, and the creation of ...

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Sammy Caiola

15 October 2019

Amador County, California, United States

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To increase the number of mental health professionals in Amador County, California, the county has created an online program that culminates in a certificate or associate degree in human services. Preference to this s...

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Felicia Mello

6 February 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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In a hot housing market like Berkeley, CA, it can be hard for students to find affordable apartments. At the same time, spare rooms often sit unoccupied in the nearby homes of retired UC Berkeley faculty and affiliate...

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Matt Levin

24 October 2018

California, United States Minor Outlying Islands

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Cases of lung cancer dropped in California after the state implemented “early and aggressive anti-smoking initiatives.” By targeting younger communities, taxing cigarettes and starting a tobacco control program, not o...

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David Gorn

14 September 2018

California, United States

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In California, the highest poverty rate also corresponds with an alarmingly high rate of tooth decay in children. Now, state officials are working to pilot changes to Denti-Cal, which is part of California's health pr...

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Matt Levin

26 July 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In response to the rapidly developing Seattle housing crisis, the city has begun to rezone single-family housing as high-rise apartment buildings and create accessible public transportation in redeveloped areas. Thoug...

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Matt Levin

13 September 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The California Legislature, inspired by a decades-old Massachusetts affordable housing bill, recently passed SB 35. However, a few differences distinguish the two bills. In Massachusetts, the 40B bill fast-tracks deve...

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