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On the Yakama Reservation in eastern Washington, one group of students is trying to solve the problem of asthma by attacking its roots.
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Asthma is on the rise across the U.S., and people of color are more likely to have asthma. On Native American reservations, the problem is particularly grave.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2020 Impact Fund....
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A section of a popular camping area in the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area will be closed off by the end of the year — and fencing is being installed this week under an emergency permit issued to protect public health.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Oceano Dunes stays open to off-roading. But California still says big changes must be made Health alert: Air quality warning issued for
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Live on or near the Nipomo Mesa? We’re investigating air quality and need your help
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Oceano Dunes stays open to off-roading. But California still says big changes must be made Live updates: Will off-roaders be banned from O
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Do you live or work on the Mesa? Did you know the air quality is sometimes unhealthy? It can trigger a persistent cough, asthma attacks, and even lung disease after prolonged exposure.

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