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To the car, Kenya's bridge and Easy 17 minute drive. Julie Deputies were Kikui de Mama Nevada's On the next news hour. The state of American Healthcare. We conclude our series with a hard look at where US medicine is right now. That's Tuesday on the PBS NewsHour. And that, of course, ahead to three o'clock here on public radio coming up in this segment of the world. One of the stories you hear about flooding in Sudan reaching record levels. Michael stayed in from Michelle Hennigan at 2 21. Hi, Marco Woman you're with the world. Throughout this election year. We're bringing you the stories of first time Latino voters through our Siri's every 30 seconds. Almost every 30 seconds a young Latino in the U. S. Turns 18. And becomes eligible to vote in Washington state. One of those first time voters is Michelle Aguilar Ramirez. I feel like planet changes, like had never been taking serious. But she's taking it seriously, as are a lot of other young Latinos as they head to the polls as me. He menace from KOW in Seattle has a story Michelle Ramirez remembers when she first got interested in climate change. It was in her eighth grade science class. Someone brought a heat waves. And then they brought a California fires in Like it became like a whole debate within the classroom. Some people are saying exist. People did said that it didn't exist and people like me we're like her like was that Michelle started looking into it and now as a 17 year old about to turn 18 this month. It's galvanized the way she thinks, and the way she lives, Michelle start of eating less meat. She got her mom and family to use less plastic. And my mom was always complaining about how I like the fact that I have all these jars and I don't know what I'm doing with them. I need to But then later on, I see her with her little was one of my jars. Holding her size on, she holds up a glass jar that can now hold her makeup rushes. Michelle is not alone, more than half the Genji generation that's teenagers and those in their early twenties. Believe that climate change is tied to human activity. That is true even among Jen Zy Republicans, and it's having an impact. They start showing their parents how to recycle. So what we start seeing is a knowledge base that they're starting the teach and engage the parents. That's She works for Latino Community Fund of Washington State. Engaging Latinos on environmental justice says Latinos and communities of color are inherently tied to these issues. Whether that's farm workers and poor air quality or pollution in urban areas, they're often the hardest hit by the impacts of climate change. Where she lives in eastern Washington. Many of Russell's neighbors have been evacuated due to an ongoing wildfire and those wildfires are becoming more frequent and.

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