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Stories In This Collection (5)

Drug testing takes off in the Laurentians — even dealers are doing it

Ricochet

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To reduce overdose deaths from the increasing number of deadly substances found in street drugs, Centre SIDA Amitié uses lab testing to help understand exactly what drugs users are putting in their bodies and how to slow the spread of deadly drugs. They distribute testing kits to hundreds of peop...

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A Broken Bond: How New York Judges are Getting Around Bail Reform

New York Focus

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A key part of New York state's bail system reform legislation gave judges the ability to use alternative forms of bail designed to be more affordable to more people. But, by giving judges broad discretion, the law left large loopholes that judges have used to undercut the law's purpose. In additi...

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Sustaining the Work of Artists With a Living Wage and Benefits In Western Massachusetts

Next City

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Artists at Work is a pilot project of THE OFFICE performing arts + film that paired artists with cultural and community partners to work on local initiatives. For their work, the artists were paid a living wage, including healthcare, which resulted in responses to issues like youth mental health,...

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Art Teachers Are Teaching Girls to Code

Next City

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Code/Art trains art teachers in a curriculum that combines art and coding, with the goal of inspiring girls to code. They also offer weekly clubs for elementary and middle school girls, a Future Female Tech Leaders program for high schoolers, and an annual conference to celebrate the girls’ achie...

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Cities Are Boosting the Economy by Rewarding Those Who Shop Local

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Akron, Ohio, is “creating a circular economy” in hopes of helping small businesses and encouraging residents to shop locally. A city-sponsored app, Akronite, is used by consumers to make purchases and earn reward points which can be redeemed for discounts and other perks. The app’s success is cle...

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