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Liora Engel-Smith joined NC Health News in July 2019 and covers policies, programs and issues that affect rural areas. She has previously worked for the The Keene Sentinel in New Hampshire and the Muscatine Journal in Iowa. Engel-Smith has degrees in both public health and journalism.

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  1. Yndiana Montes says

    Good point, but I also fear for others. For the disenfranchised minorities lacking of legal rights, which suffer the cultural and language barrier. Is the emergency fund going to be available for everyone?

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