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In rain or snow, Route 5010 in New Mexico is impassable — a quagmire that highlights the government’s shameful neglect of Native people.
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This work is supported by a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund....
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Up to a third of people in Navajo Nation today lack heating, plumbing, or fully equipped kitchens. Indoor toilets are a luxury. Roads are terrible. How have these people been forgotten for so long?
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Rebuilding is expensive and draining for anyone caught in the path of a major storm. That's why such events tend to make existing disparities even worse.
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For the past ten years, the 180 tribal members who live on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation in Southern California have been without safe drinking water.

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From tainted water to failing septic tanks, some Californians live in communities without the most basic infrastructure and services. How do these conditions affect their public health?

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Nearly half a million Texans live in substandard conditions in colonias —2,300 unincorporated and isolated border towns with limited access to potable water, sewer systems, electricity, sanitary housing or health care. These predominantly Hispanic, overwhelmingly impoverished villages, which dot the 1,248-mile Texas-Mexico border from the Gulf of Mexico to El Paso, present a state public health nightmare. But despite decades of public outcry, campaign promises and legislative action, conditions in the colonias have improved relatively little. Using the Dennis A.

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