On Overdose Awareness Day, Deaths Will Soon Top 2019 Total

Monday marked another International Overdose Awareness Day, communities across the country convene to remember those they’ve lost to drug addictions and fight to erase the stigma surrounding substance use disorder. But this year’s vigils will look a little different as overdose deaths have skyrocketed and many blame the pandemic.

COVID-19, Inmates and California Fires: An Uneasy Mix

As California battles a devastating wildfire in the Bay Area—the latest in a summer that has  already seen 367 fires, including 23 major ones, frizzle tens of thousands of acres amid a record-setting heatwave—questions about the role of prison inmates in helping to fight them have surfaced.