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The hidden health crisis of toxic stress

When children and teens experience trauma such as physical and emotional abuse or neglect, or parents with addiction or serious mental health issues, the biological effects of that toxic stress can actually harm their growing bodies and brains.

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Drug discount program isn’t disposable

Supporters of a drug discount program on Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget chopping block will be lobbying at the state Capitol on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to stop a decision that could have lasting negative impacts on the most fragile members of our community.

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A provocative cartoon that ignored Jewish history

The editorial cartoon did what political commentary should do: It provoked a response. But many in the Sacramento Jewish and Christian communities are angry and shocked. The violence in Gaza wasn’t caused by the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, but was instigated by Hamas, a terrorist group.

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Prop. 68 means more debt and higher taxes

Proposition 68 on the June 5, 2018 ballot will require repayment of $7.8 billion – $4 billion in principal, plus $3.8 billion in interest. That means $200 million a year for 40 years from the state’s general fund.

Homeless in Sacramento

Sacramento Bee photographers found a few people willing to tell us why they are homeless.
Video by Hector Amezcua, Randall Benton and Jose Villegas. Produced by Sue Morrow