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The north side of the Sacramento County Main Jail, seen Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, stands blocks away from major downtown landmarks.

Sacramento County will spend $450 million on improvements to the downtown jail. Why it’s controversial

The north side of the Sacramento County Main Jail, seen on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, is just blocks from major downtown landmarks. Xavier Mascarenas xmascarenas@sacbee.com The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has approved a $450 million proposal to build a new drop-in and mental health clinic at the main jail, an “extraordinary expense” intended to …

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A critical look at New York's controversial new approach to homelessness |  CNN Politics

A critical look at New York’s controversial new approach to homelessness | CNN Politics

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. CNN — New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave the city’s first responders, including his police force, a controversial new task this week – enforcing a state law that allows them to unwittingly engage …

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The salt controversy

The salt controversy

Is eating too much salt really harmful? Traditional medical advice and routine doctor visits may have convinced you that’s a definite “yes,” but the science is anything but uniform. So why isn’t this reflected in routine clinical practice? The salt controversy does more than raise questions about how much salt is too much; it points …

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