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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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Look But Don’t Touch My Daughter’s Hair

Cheree L. Meeks, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Garnet News. “My daughter and I were in the grocery store and a very friendly white couple happened to be alongside us in the aisle. My five-year-old daughter’s hair was braided with beads on the …”

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Wars in Central America

Elizabeth Oglesby, 2017-2018 Fellow. TV Interview: This piece was first aired on Arizona Week PBS TV.

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Doom-and-Gloom Scenarios on Climate Change Won’t Solve Our Problem

Elise Gornish, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Scientific American. “The latest Hollywood natural disaster movie, Geostorm, is tanking in theaters this fall. We are once again invited to explore a cinematic vision of a self-inflicted catastrophe, complete with volcanic …”

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Why Family Ties Matter in U.S. Immigration Policy

Michelle Tellez, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books. “When I turned 15, my family put together a huge traditional birthday celebration for me, a quinceñeara in my mom’s …”

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As tech firms enter hearing aid market, FDA must protect consumers

Judy L. Huch, Aud, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was published in The Hill.  “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started consulting with hearing experts and associations as it begins creating regulations for new over-the-counter hearing aids. Having worked with hearing loss patients”

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America Only Started Caring About the Opioid Epidemic When It Hit Suburbia

Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Alternet. “President Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a public emergency. But drug abuse has been a public emergency in inner cities like Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York for decades. The crisis was just under …”

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Dear McCain, Kirkpatrick: I’m indigenous — and I’m a voter, so hear me

Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. “Several recent experiences with the staff members of local politicians have made it clear to me that Native Americans face both additional scrutiny and a level of socially accepted …”

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Tax reform will help small businesses in Arizona

Lea Marquez Peterson, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. “As the president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I’ve seen firsthand that our current tax code places a stifling burden on local employers, disproportionately harming the Hispanic community…”

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