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What it Takes to Keep Independent Grocery Stores Open in Rural Communities

Civil Eats

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Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. One such store in Wimbledon, North Dakota re-organized as a non-profit and applie...

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Telework program is ‘game changer' for women in rural parts of Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune

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Training rural residents to work from home eases the struggle with unemployment. Utah’s Rural Online Initiative program provides rural residents with an online work certificate and training in online tools such as video-conferencing software. The one-month course is run by the Utah State Universi...

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Papua New Guinea's Meri Seif Bus Program Provides Safe Transport to Women and Girls

Stanford Social Innovation Review

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A public transportation system just for women has been developed in New Guinea in response to the extreme harassment that women face. Launched in 2014, the program called "Meri Seif (“Woman Safe”) now serves 170,000 female riders annually and has more than 10 buses. The program is still growing, ...

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White Extremism Faces a Subversive Foe Online: Google Ads

The New York Times

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London-based company, Moonshot CVE buys ads on Google to target radical, white extremist searches. The company’s ads are often funded by private companies, foundations, or governments and route people to anti-extremist and anti-radicalization videos and playlists. While an innovative idea, the co...

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'Fixing this takes more than arrest': Riverside County forgives warrants, fines to help homeless

Desert Sun

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In Indio, California, the Community Outreach Resource Program (CORP) partners law enforcement with social supportive services as a way of holistically working with people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues, or drug abuse. The collaboration partners select officers, mental health prof...

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How a Stock Photography Project Is Confronting Fat Bias

Yes! Magazine

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AllGo, a Portland-based organization is an app that aims to combat fat bias in the media by creating a collection of stock photos of exclusively plus-sized models. The app is a completely free resource that aims to offer another perspective in stock photography, which tends to err cis-gendered, a...

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