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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors today unanimously passed a resolution to support a bill introduced by Rep. Greg Stanton to extend justice to Downwinders in lower Mohave and Clark Counties.
Rep. Greg Stanton announced that community health centers in Arizona’s Ninth District will receive more than $32.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to accelerate vaccine distribution for low income and minority populations. The Department of Health and Human Services named Native Health, Mountain Park Health Center, Valle del Sol, Adelante Healthcare and Terros Inc. to receive funding.
In total, 23 community health centers across the state will receive more than $135 million.
Danielle Stephens ran her fingers down a long list of her relatives' names and sighed.
All of them had been diagnosed with cancer. Most of them had died, many before they were 55.
As the U.S. House prepares to consider the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, current and former residents of Mohave County, Arizona are asking Congress to adopt a measure that would bring justice to victims of radiation exposure. Earlier this week, Reps. Greg Stanton and Paul Gosar introduced a bipartisan amendment to the NDAA to support Downwinders in Mohave County and Clark County, Nevada—a continuation of their work together on the issue.