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Programs that promote recreation and fitness. These stories center on sports, recreation, and physical fitness, as well as the facilities—such as parks and camps—that support such activities.

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‘When I Skate It Just Feels Free’:Figure Skating in Harlem helps young women of color see themselves on ice

The New York Times

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Figure Skating in Harlem is a group working to help young girls of color in New York learn teamwork, dedication, and hardwork - and the art of figure skating, a sport that is often perceived as inaccessible and overwhelmingly white and Asian-American. But the program doesn't just stop there; the ...

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Rebuilding a City from the Eyes of a Child

CityLab

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Making adults change their habits and viewpoints is hard. Helping children change is easier. That’s the basic principle around which the recent recreational development of Tirana, Albania is based. By making green spaces more pedestrian and kid-friendly, government leaders and urban planners are...

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What Happened When This Spanish City Went Car-Free

CityLab

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urban area, the strategy has revitalized the center, luring young families and crea...

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Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets

The New York Times

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An elk hunt in Oregon shows one way states regulate lead ammunition by prohibiting hunters from firing lead bullets in some state wildlife areas. It’s part of a wider effort to eradicate lead ammunition that can contaminate game animals as well as other species that scavenge their carcasses. Othe...

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A roadside hotel in Eagle is being transformed into affordable homes — and other housing-strapped resort communities are watching

The Colorado Sun

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As tourists increasingly visit mountainous resort towns and home prices rise to accommodate these visitors, it’s hard to live on a budget, especially as a young person. One family of developer is addressing this issue. Rather than build new housing, they’re renovating a hotel into small apartment...

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The Gym Fighting Drug and Alcohol Addiction with Exercise

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A Phoenix gym uses CrossFit classes as a valuable way to keep people in recovery from a subustance use disorder. Participants find community support in a non-judgmental space and research is finding that exercise can have a beneficial effect reversing the impact of substance use on the brain.

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