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The Seattle Times

Daniel Gilbert

2 December 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand

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Seattle doesn’t need to experience a major earthquake to predict and prepare for its effects. The comparable city of Christchurch, New Zealand, was hit with a big one in 2011. Buildings collapsed. 185 people died. A k...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Gilbert

2 December 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 laid waste to much of the city and killed 185 people. Although on the opposite side of the world, Seattle is home to strikingly similar buildi...

Reclaim the American Dream

Hedrick Smith

28 November 2016

Eastsound, Washington, United States

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In 2016, the US had a historically large populist backlash against the political establishment. This inspired Hedric Smith to highlight where and how political reform in the US has succeeded or failed in an Orcas Curr...

High Country News

Leah Todd

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15 November 2016

Hobbs, New Mexico, United States

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Lea County, New Mexico felt the downfall of the oil industry deeply; now, towns like Hobbs rebuild their economic infrastructure by investing in alternative energy plants as well as affordable housing for its resident...

Columbia Daily Spectator

Rahil Kamath

14 November 2016

New York, New York, United States

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To address the food insecurity problem among its low-income students, Columbia University launched Swipes, a meal sharing app in which students with a surplus of “meal swipes” could donate them to students in need. Bu...

Jackson Free Press

Tim Summers, Jr.

9 November 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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If juveniles in the Hinds County youth-court system, whose families tend to have limited resources, cannot get sustained, meaningful help at the center, they do not have many other options. But, thanks to a lawsuit on...

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Abigail Klein Leichman

7 November 2016

Israel

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Business people are beginning to see failure as a necessary way to learn. Entrepreneurs in Israel use their mistakes to learn from them and help guide them in the future.

Diplomatic Courier

Molly McCluskey

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4 November 2016

Amman, Jordan

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Refugees often find cold cash far more helpful than bags of rice or other products foundations provide. Iris scanners can make identity verification much easier for refugees to access money that is distributed to them...

The New York Times

Julia Symmes Cobb

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

31 October 2016

Colombia

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In Brazil, more than 2,000 babies have been born with microcephaly, abnormally small heads and brain damage caused by the Zika virus. Colombia is the second hardest hit country by Zika but abortions lowered the microc...

The New York Times

Benjamin Mueller

26 October 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Victims of crime suffer a myriad of issues and there haven't been systems in place to support them. 'Safe Horizon' has developed a program to put advocates in each precinct in New York to work with the victims and hel...

Fortune

Phillip Pantuso

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13 October 2016

United States

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Navigating the health care industry can be difficult, especially when care is unexpectedly necessary and seeking treatment is reactive instead of proactive. Rally Health, a digital health company, is trying to change ...

WNYC

Sarah Gonzalez

10 October 2016

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

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Germany's system of shorter sentences for minors and correctional officer training focused on rehabilitating prisoners could become a model for juvenile detention in the U.S., where guards are currently trained in fir...

The Roanoke Times

Amy Friedenberger

10 October 2016

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

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Many suicides are caused by gun-inflicted wounds annually in the United States. Connecticut passed a law in 1999 that enabled law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from people who were at-risk of causing harm to ...

TakePart

Kyle Dickman

7 October 2016

Ohio, United States

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Flu epidemics are predicted to be a major source of human death in the coming years, which, is why attention and funding needs to be paid to research and understanding. Bowman, in this article, discusses how Ohio narr...

Jackson Free Press

Arielle Dreher

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5 October 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Mississippians who receive earned probation for crimes that do not carry a death sentence or involve deadly weapons will now have access to high-school equivalency education, alcohol and drug counseling, re-entry and ...

Governing

J.B. Wogan

1 October 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Different states have demanded welfare recipients to work and report their logged hours to a welfare counselor, but this practice can make welfare recipients feel more like a statistic than real people. Ramsey County,...

Quartz

Cassie Werber

29 September 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Cameras worn on police uniforms have been lauded as a possible solution to many of the problems facing officers in the line of duty, from violence against law enforcement to the unnecessary use of force. The US Depart...

Reuters

Chris Arsenault

28 September 2016

Brasilia, Brazil

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13 years ago, Brazil didn't have satellite data or heat mapping to track illegal logging. Neither did they have weapon wielding agents working to stop ecological crime. These tools, in addition to the help of indigeno...

TakePart

Mark Obbie

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19 September 2016

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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Oklahoma has the second highest incarceration rate in the country. Despite spending millions, the prison population in the state kept rising until Governor Fallin enrolled the state in the Justice Reinvestment Initiat...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

10 September 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Highline school district in Washington implemented a radical new strategy to break the school-to-prison pipeline based on mounting data that suspending students pushed them into a vicious cycle of violence and del...

Environmental Health News

Brian Bienkowski

23 August 2016

Crow Reservation, Montana, United States

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Native American Reservation often have to fight legal battles for access to clean water, but state and federal agencies often exclude tribal members from the decision making because them deem them unqualified without ...

Jackson Free Press

Tim Summers, Jr.

17 August 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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In 2012, Hinds County passed a consent decree that restricted the amount of time youth spent detained at the Henley Young Juvenile Justice Center, also limiting the mental health resources that can help offenders. Ho...

High Country News

Leah Todd

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16 August 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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One small town in New Mexico called Española is ahead of the nation in treating opioid-related drug overdoses. The city trains law enforcement officers and community members in treating overdoses, offers needle exchan...

The Taos News

JR Logan

11 August 2016

Questa, New Mexico, United States

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Addressing addiction takes long-term care and a multi-faceted approach. A model program at the Questa Health Center in the village of Questa, New Mexico, combines treatment with the drug, Suboxone, alongside a behavio...

The Trace

Mark Obbie

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11 August 2016

United States

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While policing initiatives have previously been driven by intuitive responses to trends in violent crime, the Centre for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University has developed a new strategy for identify...

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