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After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge

Global Citizen

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After receiving parole following a 27-year sentence, Lawrence Bartley started News Inside – a print publication that is distributed in jails and prisons across the United States. As part of the Marshall Project, News Inside provides incarcerated individuals with stories and information about crim...

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Cañada Cove COPEs with disaster planning

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San Mateo County’s coastside residents have created their own, volunteer-based disaster response system. Considering that they make up just 5% of the county’s population, and are just as much at risk for natural disasters like wildfires, flooding, and landslides, they recognized that they had to ...

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Snapchat Surgery: The Doctors Sending Video Updates Mid-Operation

OZY

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When loved ones undergo surgery, the more information that they have access to, the better supported they often feel. To increase efficiency while also improving information access, nearly 60 hospitals across the nation have begun using the Electronic Access to Surgical Events which sends secure,...

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New Salmon-Challis Smartphone App Lets Users Take Forest Information On The Go

NPR

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Visitors to the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho can now access the wealth of information in a guidebook with the convenience of a smartphone app. The app, which contains valuable information on history, visitor stops, trailheads, and camp sites, will be especially helpful in much of the n...

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Advocates strive to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women in the US and Canada

Public Radio International (PRI)

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Ensuring that cases of missing and murdered indigenous women are counted requires collecting data. In US and Canada, many cases of missing and murdered indigenous women remain ignored by law enforcement. In response, members of indigenous communities have undertaken data collection campaigns, inc...

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Incarcerated Men Write the Stories of Wall City

Next City

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Partnerships between those incarcerated and volunteers from the outside are crucial. Collaborations—such as the one between the Wall City magazine, the UC Berkeley, and the San Quentin Journalism Guild—make it possible for those incarcerated to have a voice. The publication of the newspaper not o...

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