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LA’s First Heat Officer Says Helping Vulnerable Communities Is Key to Achieving Climate Goals

As a child growing up in San Jose, California, Marta Segura heard horrific stories from her parents about women fainting on the factory lines and men overheating in the farm fields. They didn’t know those jobs exposed them to life-threatening conditions. Then, it hit home. “My dad, himself, got really sick one time and almost […]

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Pesa el legado de Trump, mientras Colorado busca zanjar la brecha del seguro de salud hispano

Armando Peniche Rosales tiene un dedo del pie torcido, que durante años ha pronosticado el clima y ​​se vuelve sensible cuando se avecina lluvia o frío. “Nunca se curó bien”, dijo Peniche Rosales, quien se rompió el dedo medio del pie izquierdo hace años cuando era jugador de fútbol en una escuela secundaria de Denver, […]

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Médicos voluntarios comparten información sobre las vacunas de covid con detenidos de ICE

Los sonidos de las ambulancias, las bocinas de los autos y el bullicio del tráfico se filtraban en la oficina del doctor Daniel Turner-Lloveras en un alto edificio del centro de Los Ángeles, mientras se acomodaba en su sofá para atender una llamada. En el otro extremo de la línea, mirando una pared verde menta […]

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Sharing Covid Vax Facts Inside ICE Detention, One Detainee at a Time

The sounds of wailing ambulances, car horns, and bustling traffic filtered into the high-rise home office of Dr. Daniel Turner-Lloveras in downtown Los Angeles as he settled into a brown leather couch to take a call. On the other end of the line, staring at a mint-green wall inside a plexiglass phone booth with little […]

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Vaccine Promoters Struggle to Get People Boosted in California’s Fields

Since the start of the pandemic, Luz Gallegos and her team of 56 advocates for immigrants have battled the scorching sun, illiteracy and deadly propaganda in the fields and fruit groves of the Coachella Valley. As they fanned out to educate farmworkers on how to protect themselves from covid-19, they quickly learned that rumors and […]

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Sin papeles, sin atención: migrantes con discapacidades buscan ayuda a través de demandas y activismo

Hace 13 años, la desesperación llevó a José Luis Hernández a subirse a un tren que iba a alta velocidad en el norte de México con la esperanza de llegar a los Estados Unidos. Pero no lo logró. Resbaló y cayó bajo las ruedas de acero: perdió el brazo y la pierna derechas, y cuatro […]

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It’s Not Just Covid: Recall Candidates Represent Markedly Different Choices on Health Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom’s covid-19 rules have been a lightning rod in California’s recall election. But there’s a lot more at stake for Californians’ health care than mask and vaccine mandates. Newsom, a first-term Democrat, argues that their fundamental ability to get health insurance and medical treatments is on the line. Republicans are […]

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Una misión: voluntarios ofrecen atención médica a refugiados hacinados en la frontera

TIJUANA, México.- El Chaparral Plaza alguna vez estuvo repleto de turistas, vendedores ambulantes y taxis esperando clientes. Pero este lugar en las afueras de San Ysidro, el punto de entrada fronterizo del lado mexicano, ahora es un campo de refugiados en expansión donde los migrantes de México, Centroamérica y Haití esperan en el limbo mientras […]

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Republican Convention, Day 4: Fireworks … and Shining a Light on Trump’s Claims

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president in a 70-minute speech from the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday night. Speaking to a friendly crowd that didn’t appear to be observing social distancing conventions, […]

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With DACA Ruling, Did Supreme Court Grant Trump New Powers To Reshape Health Care?

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump came into office vowing to repeal and replace Obamacare. While he successfully neutralized the health care law’s requirement that everyone carry insurance, the law remains in effect. When Fox News host Chris Wallace noted that Trump has […]