Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez

Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez

Looming cuts to emergency ‘food stamp’ benefits threaten food security in rural America

By: - March 6, 2023

ELKO, Nev. — On a cold morning in early February, Tammy King prepared and loaded boxes and bags of vegetables, fruits, milk, frozen meat and snacks into cars lined up outside the Friends in Service Helping food pantry, known in rural northeastern Nevada as “FISH.” The beginning of the month is busy for the food […]

Climate change magnifies health impacts of wildfire smoke in care deserts

By: and - October 29, 2022

DRESSLERVILLE, Nev. — Smoke began billowing into the skies of northwestern Nevada in September, clouding the mountains, dimming the sun — and quashing residents’ hopes that they would be spared from wildfires and the awful air quality the blazes produce. The lung-irritating particles were blowing in from burning forests in California and settling in Douglas […]