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Getting food scraps out of the trash and into the soil will save money and protect the environment. Expert composter Domingo Medina shows you the best ways to do it. Video by Connecticut Public's Ryan Caron King as part of special climate coverage from the New England News Collaborative.

Malalay, an Afghan refugee, speaks in front of Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven on Aug. 17, 2022. Malalay fears for her family still in Afghanistan and hopes to become a U.S. citizen through the new Afghan Adjustment Act so that she can help her family come to America. (Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public)

New federal proposal could help thousands of Afghan refugees obtain green cards

A couple of hundred Afghan evacuees now call Connecticut home after many were forced to flee last year during the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. In just a couple of months, many secured jobs, housing and education. But one piece of the puzzle remains unclear for many: a permanent immigration status. That could soon change. The Afghan…

Most Saturdays throughout the year, many of Vermont's farmworkers are usually in a barn, working with cows. But the day of the Migrant Justice soccer tournament is something completely different. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public)

Cómo un torneo anual de fútbol reúne a la comunidad de granjeros en Vermont

Es un sábado soleado de verano en la Tree Farm en Essex Junction. Un cartel que dice “¡Torneo de Fútbol!” recibe a varios conductores que llegan al parque. Los arcos de fútbol se ubican en los extremos de cinco canchas de fútbol de color verde brillante. La gente se empieza a reunir mientras se escucha…

Migrant Justice held its ninth annual soccer tournament this summer. This is the second year that women's teams have officially participated. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public)

How an annual soccer tournament brings together Vermont’s farmworker community

It’s a sunny summer Saturday at the Tree Farm in Essex Junction, Vermont. A sign announcing “¡Torneo de Fútbol!” greets drivers arriving at the park. Soccer nets sit at either end of five, bright green fields. A crowd gathers as Mexican pop artist Natalia Lafourcade plays over the loudspeakers. Today’s emcee is Migrant Justice field…

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