Tag: Central Valley (Calif)

How Do You Fight the Coronavirus Without Running Water?

Several weeks ago, Larry Welch and his mother, Mary Ann, contracted Covid-19 and died. In the midst of a pandemic in which one of the first lines of defense is vigorous hand washing, they were among more than two million Americans who lack running water. Mr. Welch was a disabled Army veteran who served in […]

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Farmworkers, Mostly Undocumented, Become ‘Essential’ During Pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Like legions of immigrant farmworkers, Nancy Silva for years has done the grueling work of picking fresh fruit that Americans savor, all while afraid that one day she could lose her livelihood because she is in the country illegally. But the widening coronavirus pandemic has brought an unusual kind of recognition: Her […]

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How a Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research

An official at the Interior Department embarked on a campaign that has inserted misleading language about climate change — including debunked claims that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is beneficial — into the agency’s scientific reports, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times. The misleading language appears in at least nine reports, […]

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The Battle for California’s 20 Million Voters Came Early This Year

FRESNO, Calif. — “There’s nothing magical about California,” Michael R. Bloomberg declared after a day flying through the state — or Iowa, for that matter, he added. But here he was in California, not any of the four early nominating states, trying to make the magic happen. So there were free carne asada tacos in […]

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