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Increasing national park fees hurts our understanding of the environment

Elise Gornish, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published by The Hill. “As 2018 begins, Americans typically find themselves going through the motions of a new year: making resolutions, starting gym memberships, and buying calendars. Some will also start planning upcoming vacations, and many plans will include national parks…”

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How Israel has strained America’s relationship with the U.N.

Maha Nassar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Washington Post. “The United States’ position has long been out of touch with how the rest of the world views the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

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Children in charter schools shouldn’t go hungry

Eve Rifkin, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in The Hill.  “A heartbreaking story of the seven-year-old girl in Texas has gone viral. During a class exercise in which she and her classmates were told to write a letter to Santa, Crystal Pacheco listed two wants: food and a ball; and one need: a blanket…

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A Safe House for Central Americans in Tucson

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the NACLA Report on the America’s “border wars” blog. “On the perilous journey to reunite with their families, Central American women and children find a temporary refuge at Casa Alitas.”

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Giving tents to homeless isn’t a solution, but it offers protection

Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “One stormy night, in the wee hours of the morning, I received an alarming call from a stranger, scolding me because my mother was cold and wet, sleeping on the street.”

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What Will Trump’s Declaration on Jerusalem Mean to Palestinians?

Maha Nassar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Conversation. “When President Donald Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s de facto annexation of East Jerusalem, which …”

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President Trump’s Slur Against American Indians

Noshene Ranjbar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Scientific American. “As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have had the honor of working closely with the Lakota community on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations, as well as …”

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Is Hearing Loss Causing Your Parent’s Falls? As we age, hearing loss is increasingly linked to other conditions

Judy L. Huch, Aud, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published in NextAvenue. “While a new study last month suggested exercise is the best way to prevent falls in people over 65, there’s another, surprisingly simple, but often overlooked way to reduce the risk of falling: a hearing test.”

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The tax bill endangers millions of lives

Rachel E. Gallery, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. “The tax bill will either cut or reduce the tax credit for companies developing drugs for rare diseases. Approximately one in 10 Americans has a rare disease. This means that these cuts could ultimately cost the country millions of dollars…”

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Pima Community College changes lives, one student at a time

Sofia Martinez Ramos, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “Pima Community College is invaluable to our community because it helps change lives. It is a place for growth and development with many different …”

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