Caleigh Wells

Caleigh Wells

Healthy Communities Reporter

Caleigh Wells covers the environment, climate and public health as KCRW’s Healthy Communities Reporter. Much of her coverage has focused on California’s historic wildfires and drought, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. She recently reported on an investigation into the US Forest Service’s fire mitigation work with The California Newsroom. Before coming to KCRW in 2019, she reported and produced for the other NPR member station across town, KPCC.

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Families and community members are still seeking answers following the shooting at a Monterey Park ballroom dance studio after a Lunar New Year celebration.

‘He ruined a community. He ruined a city.’ Shooting devastates Monterey Park

Families and community members are still seeking answers following the shooting at a Monterey Park ballroom dance studio after a Lunar New Year celebration.

from Greater LA

The U.S. economy shrank during the pandemic, but some industries thrived, including private air travel. Residents near Van Nuys Airport say it’s harming their health.

As private jet traffic increases at Van Nuys Airport, locals fume

The U.S. economy shrank during the pandemic, but some industries thrived, including private air travel. Residents near Van Nuys Airport say it’s harming their health.

from Greater LA

California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.

This climate solution saves water and creates solar energy

California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.

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