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BBC

Helena Merriman

26 April 2016

Medicine Hat, Canada

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The city of Medicine Hat in Canada ended homelessness by giving every person living in the streets a home. The Inquiry looks into whether this "Housing First" approach could work in other cities.

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

20 April 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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After going to prison themselves, John Knight of Jackson and Shanduke McPhatter of Brooklyn are living straight and determined to make changes. They work as "violence interrupters" in their neighborhoods, using an app...

The New York Times Magazine

Dan Kois

19 April 2016

Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

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Despite being an island of seamen, Iceland used to experience high numbers of drownings every year, fostering a keen interest in swimming education. The government stepped up and tapped into the underground hot water ...

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Susie An

18 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A decrease in arrests in Chicago public schools is a result of the district moving away from a zero-tolerance policy for discipline and acting in favor of more instructional intervention. This approach has allowed for...

The Hechinger Report

Emily Richmond

6 April 2016

Pittsfield, New Hampshire, United States

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'Student-centered learning' has taken on new life at one of the nation's lowest-performing high schools in the form of student-led parent-teacher conferences.

OR Magazine

Erin Hampton

1 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Female farmers are working to close Oregon's gender gap in the agriculture industry. Communities like the OSU farm networks provide a forum where these women can share experiences.

OR Magazine

Zachary Silva

1 April 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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A policy adopted in Eugene’s 4J School District has been creating safe spaces for transgender students from kindergarten through high school. Gender-inclusive programs at the University of Oregon have marked the schoo...

PBS NewsHour

Stephen Fee

27 March 2016

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, United States

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An epidemic of Hepititis C has been effecting members of the Cherokee Nation at alarming rates, while consistently going unnoticed. Establishing screening systems with free care for members, the Hep C Elimination Proj...

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Chris Peak

24 March 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.

The Canton Repository

Kelly Byer

22 March 2016

Canton, Ohio, United States

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National research suggests that training officers in community policing and using city crime analyses is more effective in lowering gun and drug crime, then hiring more cops to a department.

The Canton Repository

Weston Morrow

22 March 2016

Canton, Ohio, United States

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Community policing models in Lowell Mass., Boston and Philadelphia, have significantly decreased violent crime, and inspired the Canton's Police Department.

Bright Magazine

Sruthi Gottipati

22 March 2016

Mityana, Uganda

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In Uganda, a country with high levels of corruption and political patronage, citizen-led grassroots efforts to root out graft and enforce accountability have sprung up across the country. “Village budget clubs,” train...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Chryselle D’Silva Dias

18 March 2016

Panaji, India

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A business in Panaji is helping to decrease the stigma around sexual health in India by selling products such as condoms and encouraging customers to ask questions. While stigma still persists throughout the region, t...

The New York Times

Amy Harmon

15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Molecular biologists and neuroscientists are tweeting with the hashtag #ASAPbio in protest of a system that keeps research from being shared with the public, typically for more than six months.

Bright Magazine

Sophie Cousins

9 March 2016

Suri, West Bengal, India

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India has an estimated 2.5 million medical “quacks.” Can they be trained to do no harm?

Yes! Magazine

Sonia Narang

8 March 2016

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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In Indonesia, a country where cases of domestic violence have increased recently, efforts are made to give women business training and financial help to encourage them to leave bad situations at home.

Deseret News

Allison Pond

6 March 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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As views become more polarized, people increasingly sort themselves into tribes based on political ideology. In a effort to diminish this polarization, a small group of activists and academics is searching for ways to...

Citizen Matters

Shree D N

16 February 2016

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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While laws and regulations banning the use of plastic bags and wrappers lag in the government, neighborhoods within the city of Bengaluru (Bangalore) have taken it upon themselves to remove wasteful plastic from their...

The New York Times

Gretchen Reynolds

6 January 2016

Durham, New Hampshire, United States

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To protect the heads of football players, it might be advisable to have them occasionally practice without head protection, according to a counterintuitive new study of a successful Division I football program.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Deepa Bharath

6 January 2016

London, United Kingdom

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"The Abdullah-X Show" on YouTube is the creation of a former Islamic extremist who says he was attracted precisely to the kind of ideology terrorists espouse these days. He has used the medium to warn potential extrem...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

5 January 2016

Reading, Massachusetts, United States

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A broader effort at Birch Meadow Elementary School and Reading’s eight other schools is putting students at ease and getting them more in tune with their emotions, and one another, so they can concentrate on learning.

The New York Times

Paula Span

4 January 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A few adult children have found that the simplest arrangement can be found in an apartment at the same retirement community, as it enables them to care for their elderly parents efficiently.

NPR

Rae Ellen Bichell

3 January 2016

Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

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Uganda has the best quality of death among low-income countries, according to the Economic Intelligence Unit. Its success stems in part from the strictly regulated but available supply of morphine, which is distribute...

National Journal

Arnesa A. Howell

25 December 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Former convicts learn essential life and culinary skills in a tailored program at D.C. Central Kitchen.

CityLab

Dana Raidt

23 December 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Thanks to years of government intervention, the city of Copenhagen has almost perfectly clean water — even better than bottled water. Denmark utilizes overflow barriers, underground water storage, and rerouted wastewa...

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