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The New York Times

Andrew Higgins

19 December 2015

Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway

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A pioneering program in Norway seeks to combat sexual violence by helping new immigrants adapt to a society whose sexual norms they may find confusing.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

11 December 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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When Baltimore launched a citywide effort to reduce infant mortality in 2009 called B'More for Healthy Babies, Upton Druid Heights was a prime target. That effort has since cut down infant deaths in the city by 24 per...

The New York Times

Austin Ramzy

Michelle Innis

Patrick Boehler

4 December 2015

Australia

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The effectiveness of Australia's gun laws is said to be skewed by its already declining gun violence. The effect is difficult to isolate but new research affirms that the decline accelerated significantly under new gu...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

2 December 2015

Arvada, Colorado, United States

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To mitigate the pernicious effects of poverty on student success, nonprofit 'Blocks of Hope' in Colorado aims to provide both educational and social services to students and their families, with the goal of leveling t...

The Shreveport Times

Lex Talamo

29 November 2015

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

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Shreveport, Louisiana, faces blight. New Orleans decreased blight by 30 percent by creating an authority for the task, using technology to collect data, and providing residents with information and help.

The New York Times

Randy Kennedy

28 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Through academic study and scholarship, the work of pioneering curators and new hires at prestigious organizations, and focused collecting by museums, the work of 20th century African American artists is becoming incr...

Outside

Katie Arnold

25 November 2015

Oregon, United States

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Ecotherapy is a term used to describe the positive impacts of using nature as a form of therapy for those experiencing psychological stressors. While this form of treatment is already being used to help veterans deal ...

ProPublica

Lois Beckett

24 November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In the U.S. 200 black men are killed with guns for every 3 people killed in a mass shooting. Little federal attention is given to urban violence programs even though there exists an effective deterrence program implem...

The Seattle Times

John Higgins

19 November 2015

Spokane, Washington, United States

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Traditional truancy punishments have done little to keep kids in school. One school in Washington state created a truancy board to investigate the reasons behind every student's chronic absences, and to make appropria...

The Washington Post

Nina Wilén

11 November 2015

Rwanda

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Different nations try different methods of peace building. International research suggests that military integration is essential and can be achieved through political education, guaranteeing personal welfare, sociali...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

3 November 2015

Chiapas, Mexico

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El Poder del Consumidor is an organization fighting Coca-Cola's power over health care decisions in Mexico. The organization tried many tactics but only found success after finding friends with enough money to compete...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Weston Morrow

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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Rasmus and Allen are attempting to take the data they’ve gathered from their years working with western Alaska communities to establish Qungasvik as an evidence-based solution for not only alcohol abuse but also for o...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Jeff Richardson

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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The University of Alaska is curbing underage drinking by offering a host of alternative activities on campuses, including one event cheekily called “Lotta-no-booza.” Information about drinking responsibly is also prov...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Weston Morrow

1 November 2015

Alaska, United States

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In order to address teenage alcohol abuse, the Alaskan Wellness Coalition has started a campaign to clear up a misperception among teens that their peers are drinking more than they actually do. By providing accurate ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In El Paso domestic violence cases are processed more effectively by having social workers, prosecutors, and law enforcement work together to get immediate support to the victims and hold the aggressor accountable.

Politico

Mark Peterson

22 October 2015

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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Cars heavily influence building planning in the U.S. due to a historical preference for suburbs, but a town in Illinois improved its economy by thinking like a city. They created transit-oriented development which pri...

Mother Jones

Mark Follman

6 October 2015

Roseburg, Oregon, United States

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Research has shown there are concrete steps journalists can take to thoughtful cover mass shootings in a way that doesn’t spur the motives of potential copycats. These include reducing the amount a shooter is named, r...

New York Magazine

Margaret Hartmann

2 October 2015

Australia

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The U.S. continues to resist restrictive gun laws. Australia and Britain significantly decreased mass shootings through the banning of certain guns, more restrictive permits, buyback programs, and a national firearms ...

The Trace

Alex Yablon

24 September 2015

Rochester, New York, United States

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Cities in the U.S. have decreased recidivism through specialized courts for firearm offenders. These efforts, however, have not helped overall gun violence, so university research is suggesting new tactics.

Bright Magazine

Tom Murphy

24 September 2015

Bronx, New York, United States

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The United States has rising childhood obesity and schools deal with kids who are picky. Through innovative school gardens and kid taste testing food, entrepreneurs across the nation are getting children to eat vegeta...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marco Werman

Rhitu Chatterjee

15 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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In the Mumbai slum of Dharavi, an NGO called Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) is working to make life safer by teaching men the importance of not being violent towards women. Through an app cal...

The New Yorker

Sky Dylan-Robbins

8 September 2015

New York, New York, United States

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New York City is home to an estimated tens of thousands of stray and feral cats, posing a problem for the city. To humanely handle this population concern, the city is using a method known as Trap-Neuter-Return (T.N.R...

Vox

Erica Gies

5 September 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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Cities across the world, suffering from increased threats of floods and droughts due to climate change, are finding new ways to manage water, such as reclaiming natural waterways and increasing on spot water absorption.

NBC News

Kristi Eaton

1 September 2015

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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A woman named MaiLy Do started a Vietnamese-language radio show in Oklahoma City after she realized on Sept. 11, 2001 that her family back home with limited English had no way of finding out if she was okay. Today the...

The New York Times

Sarah Varney

21 August 2015

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Despite years of change, African Americans feel ostracized from the medical care community that is dominated mainly by white people, especially when it comes to hospices. Some are trying to remove the stigma of hospic...

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