Where are those people and what is being done for them?
Could you have given anymore information? This is odd reporting, simplistic, and lacks investigation. We can all read a graph, but it's pretty much meaningless unless you examine the underlying causes. Duh.
I could examine the underlying causes, of course, but to do this story properly - and I have put a lot of energy into thinking about how to do this story properly - would require an enormous amount of time. This is really just a very small entry point into that conversation. To give you some perspective, reading the Alameda Point EIR for today's daily story probably took me 10-12 hours - not counting the many interruptions in between. Finding the time to put together a paper-intensive piece like last week's story on the dispute over Neptune Pointe took me about nine months, because even as I'm working on these bigger pieces I still need to get a story on the page every day.
Instead of engaging in anonymous sniping - which takes less effort that putting this graph together did - I'd love to have your help in putting together a story (or really, stories) that would give this issue the attention it deserves. If you'd like to help me make that happen, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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