Kolette King, 17, stands backstage at San Joaquin Delta College’s Delta Center for the Arts during the Miss Teen Sacramento/Stockton beauty pageant on Saturday. King, the daughter of two Liberian immigrants, has given her community something to cheer for in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.
Kolette King, 17, stands backstage at San Joaquin Delta College’s Delta Center for the Arts during the Miss Teen Sacramento/Stockton beauty pageant on Saturday. King, the daughter of two Liberian immigrants, has given her community something to cheer for in the wake of the Ebola epidemic. Sammy Caiola scaiola@sacbee.com
Kolette King, 17, stands backstage at San Joaquin Delta College’s Delta Center for the Arts during the Miss Teen Sacramento/Stockton beauty pageant on Saturday. King, the daughter of two Liberian immigrants, has given her community something to cheer for in the wake of the Ebola epidemic. Sammy Caiola scaiola@sacbee.com
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The Sacramento Bee's team of health reporters covers California health care, medicine and healthy living, with an emphasis on public health and under-served communities.

Sammy Caiola: Health care and healthy living. Reach her at scaiola@sacbee.com or 916-321-1636. Twitter: @SammyCaiola

Claudia Buck: Public health and consumer issues. Reach her at cbuck@sacbee.com or 916-321-1968. Twitter: @Claudia_Buck

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