Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and Hawaii Agriculture Research Center (HARC) welcomed Hawaii Gov. David Ige, Hawaii State Sen. Mike Gabbard, Mark Alexander from the mayor’s office, representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U. S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, participated in a blessing of 82 renovated or new historical and affordable agricultural worker rental homes in Kunia Village on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
California is the world’s sixth largest economy, and yet some 300 of the state’s communities lack access to safe and affordable drinking water. A coalition of clean water advocates and legislators want to change that by passing a law that would create a new Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.
Recent study findings determine that non-white adults, especially Black and Hispanic minorities, experience mild dehydration more often than white adults.
The proposed Kettleman Reservoir aims to reconstruct a portion of the old Tulare Lake bed to restore depleted groundwater supplies.
In California, farmworker families must leave state-run migrant camps at the end of the growing season and move more than 50 miles away.