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Every week we highlight a few stories produced by PIN partner newsrooms informed by sources in the Public Insight Network.

Hackers access personal data of SCAN Health Plan members

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Hackers gained access earlier this year to personal data about current and former members of Long Beach-based SCAN Health Plan, the company said Friday. In some cases the intruders were able to view information about individuals’ medical conditions and…

Fearful of opioid addiction, some under-medicate

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As the nation struggles with an epidemic of opioid abuse, KPCC has launched an occasional series in which we share your stories of dealing with pain, and offer experts’ advice on how best to manage it. Share your story and insights through the Public I…

5 things to know about legalizing recreational pot in California

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California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Will it be the fifth to legalize recreational pot this November? We traveled to Sacramento to host a live event about the pros and cons of Proposition 64, which would legalize adult use of cannabis.

The town hall was moderated by Larry Mantle, host of KPCC’s AirTalk, and Beth Ruyak, host of Capital Public Radio’s Insight. It was hosted by California Counts, a collaboration with KPCC in Los Angeles, KQED in San Francisco, Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and KPBS in San Diego.

We were joined by a panel of six guests from all sides of the argument. They fielded questions from the audience on topics that ranged from environmental to social implications.