Immigration status and language barriers have long made food access in some Asian American communities a challenge. The pandemic and recent waves of violence and harassment have made the situation worse.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a roundtable discussion where she provided details on new legislation intended to address PFAS contamination and require medical monitoring for those affected by pollution.
After decades of inaction and false starts, Washington lawmakers are on the verge of taking a first, tentative step toward addressing environmental racism in the state. Now, they have to hope state regulators will follow along.