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Low-Income Students Face Food Insecurity During Summer Break

This year, our news team won three awards from the Public Media Journalists Association. Our series on Roseland health, produced in partnership with local bilingual station KBBF, won second place in its division for collaboration. For one of the reports in this series, KRCB’s Adia White visited Roseland Elementary on their first day of school. Ninety percent of students in this district qualify for free and reduced priced lunch, but in the summer, families must find other options. (Pictured at…

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Teenage Vaping on the Rise in Sonoma County

In 2018 the U.S. surgeon general declared teenage vaping a national epidemic. Local publisher Sonoma West published an investigation into the growing problem here in the North Bay. KRCB news partnered with Sonoma West to host a panel discussion at Analy High on May 22nd, to share some of that…

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Opioid Maker Insys Admits To Bribing Doctors, Agrees To Pay $225 Million Settlement

GABRIELLE EMANUEL NPR Article Therapeutics, an opioid manufacturer, has agreed to pay $225 million to settle the federal government's criminal and civil investigations into the company's marketing practices. As part of the settlement, Insys Therapeutics admitted to bribing doctors to prescribe…

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Opioid Epidemic in the Bay Area

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities throughout the country. Northern California Public Media partners with regional public health agenies to raise awareness. Learn more about opioid dependency and how to seek help in this Community Health Connections story. WATCH VIDEO

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