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The jail has seen a 98 percent drop from the beginning of 2013, when nearly 1,000 inmates were prescribed more than 77,000 narcotic painkiller pills. But officials also say they're seeing an uptick in attempts to smuggle heroin in to prisoners.

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Residents are having to go to different parts of the state to get comprehensive services. In other public health news: wildfires and heart attacks; decoding a baby's DNA; driving while under the influence; and STD testing.

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The state audit said a 2016 state law that created the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council was a good start in providing oversight, but it has no permanent staff.

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Mayor Darrell Steinberg is not committing city funds to the process at the moment so the work would be dependent on volunteers.

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A disability rights groups in Texas wants to make sure people who've been disabled by gun violence in Texas get a chance to talk to lawmakers.

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