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A new study shows health disparities cost Texas billions of dollars; Senate rejects impeachment articles against Mayorkas, ending trial against Cabinet secretary; Iowa cuts historical rural school groups.

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The Senate dismisses the Mayorkas impeachment. Maryland Lawmakers fail to increase voting access. Texas Democrats call for better Black maternal health. And polling confirms strong support for access to reproductive care, including abortion.

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Rural Wyoming needs more vocational teachers to sustain its workforce pipeline, Ohio environmental advocates fear harm from a proposal to open 40-thousand forest acres to fracking and rural communities build bike trail systems to promote nature, boost the economy.

Gretchen Sanchez Higuera

Spanish Producer

Gretchen Sanchez earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism from the University of Havana, Cuba in 2016. After graduating, Gretchen specialized in TV reporting and documentary filmmaking. In 2015, she won a grant from Sparring Partners Foundation-GVC to make a documentary film about climate change impact in a coastal community of Cuba. Gretchen has been living in the United States since 2019. Since then, she has been linked to the Institute of Latin American Studies’ Cuba Program at Columbia University where she contributes to events and academic research on US-Cuba relations.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian

Topic Expertise: climate change, civil society, US-Cuba relations, women rights

Local Expertise: Cuba

Location: Baltimore, MD

Demographic Expertise: Latin American immigrants, women

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