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This Man Says His Anti-violence Plan Would Save 12,000 Lives

The Atlantic

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With support for a New York-based grant program, Buffalo has been trying various evidence-based approaches to decrease violence, especially gun violence, in the city. The grant program, Gun Involved Violence Elimination, or GIVE, provides funding for police departments to adopt strategies like ho...

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The gun solution we're not talking about

Vox

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While most Americans and politicians from across the partisan aisle support universal background checks for firearm purchases, that system has shown to not be as effective as many think. Instead, states are implementing licensing systems that require individuals wanting to buy a gun to take safet...

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Meet the Young Activists Fighting Chicago's Gun Violence, With Lobbying and Group Hugs

The Trace

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GoodKids MadCity, an anti-gun violence group that is led by black and brown youth in Chicago is working to create a safer community. Members, most of whom have been directly impacted by gun violence, work together to address the systemic drivers of gun violence in their city, including poverty, t...

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Lacking Sexual Assault Nurses, Some Ky. Hospitals Illegally Turn Victims Away

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

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In Kentucky, sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are often the frontline responders for survivors of a sexual assault, but have yet to be available in every hospital. Too often, women are turned away because of an absence of SANE nurses, which tend to be in more metro areas. Communities that do...

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Drive-thru brothels: why cities are building 'sexual infrastructure'

The Guardian

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Attitudes towards the legalization of sex work are changing around the world, and now some cities have even started considering public spaces for sex work while developing urban infrastructure plans. From Cologne, Germany (where there are "sex drive-throughs" that are equipped with safety feature...

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Largest solar-powered farm in Idaho sees a profit

Twin Falls Times-News

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Installing solar power on thousand-acre farms may seem like a daunting task, and yet Russell Shiermeier not only was able to do it, but profit from it. Because of a mutually beneficial relationship with Idaho Power, the solar electricity he generates helps lighten the region’s power load in the s...

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