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Las Vegas Optic

Ryan Lowery

28 May 2020

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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Alamosa, Colorado has lowered its jail population and the number of felony cases and arrests, and has broken the cycle of repeat offending, by diverting people with drug problems from prosecution into treatment. The l...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

27 May 2020

Wyoming, United States

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The Sweetwater County school district in Southeastern Wyoming is distributing meals to students around the county, while addressing obstacles some families may face due to lack of transportation or conflicting work sc...

Minority Africa

Patience Mugadu Nakiranda

24 May 2020

Kampala, Uganda

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Beauty pageants in Uganda are helping to "create awareness for skin cancer among persons with albinism, educate them about their rights, as well as foster capacity development." Although challenges persist, participan...

High Country News

Helen Santoro

22 May 2020

Corvallis, Oregon, United States

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A partnership between Oregon State University and the Benton County Health Department has helped one Oregon county implement TRACE – widespread coronavirus testing that is available even for those who don't show sympt...

Religion News Service

Jacob Wirtschafter

18 May 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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An interfaith partnership between religions institutions and communities in Arizona has helped provide mask-making jobs to those who have lost their sources of income during the coronavirus pandemic. Participants incl...

Grist

Sierra Garcia

Emily Pontecorvo

14 May 2020

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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The Do-Good Auto Coalition in northern New Jersey is recruiting car dealerships and automakers to help shuttle supplies and food to people experiencing economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The closing of r...

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Emily Nonko

13 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a project called Fill the Walls With Hope has come together, pairing public art with hyper-local information. The initiative, which has collaborated with various local organizations, came together as ...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Booker

10 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Adaptations made as Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City during the COVID-19 outbreak to keep health care workers and patients safe are now being used as a blueprint for how to prepare for future health care crises. ...

The New Yorker

Anna Russell

7 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Communities and medical professionals are working together to create their own mutual aid supply chain as shortages of personal protective equipment plague U.S. hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. This "tempora...

CNBC

William Feuer

7 May 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea and Hong Kong have been able to contain the coronavirus without imposing restrictive lockdowns by implementing an aggressive and widespread testing, data sharing and contact tracing regime. In the case of ...

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Oscar Perry Abello

5 May 2020

United States

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A home health care cooperative, based in NY, turned to a worker-owned cut and sew cooperative, based in NC, to produce masks for their employees when they were unable to source them elsewhere. The cost of masks and g...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

4 May 2020

Virginia, United States

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A solar workgroup in Virginia is inviting developers to present information on the best ways to build solar and battery storage projects for the region; a new approach they are taking after previous failures in gettin...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Heather May

3 May 2020

Kearns, Utah, United States

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The Kearns Community Coalition in Utah is a collective community effort that aims to "help adults improve their parenting skills, help teens understand the harmful effects of substance use, and increase opportunities ...

New Hampshire Business Review

Meghan Pierce

1 May 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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To help deliver hand sanitzer to those who need it during the coronavirus pandemic, a distillery owner in Vermont and a lacrosse equipment online distributor in New Hampshire formed a partnership to create a distribut...

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Cinnamon Janzer

1 May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, a collaboration between the Division of Race and Equity, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the city’s procurement department has helped establish an emergency mental he...

Grady Newsource

Erica Jackson

30 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Volunteer groups in Georgia are making cloth masks for non-coronavirus patients at local hospitals so that personal protective equipment can be reserved for medical staff in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. Alth...

KSHB-TV

Andres Gutierrez

30 April 2020

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City Police Department used a crime-prevention strategy called the risk-terrain model to target and neutralize crime magnets, a low-cost approach associated with a 24% decrease in violence in areas where it was...

Yes! Magazine

Austin Price

Martin do Nascimento

29 April 2020

Antioch, California, United States

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A Californian "food rescue" nonprofit called White Pony Express is shifting their usual processes to alleviate food insecurity to accomodate the change that COVID-19 has brought to their distribution systems. The grou...

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Emily Nonko

29 April 2020

Tennessee, United States

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Tennessee Reconnect, which started as a small-scale "mentorship and financial support program", has now been adopted and expanded throughout the state as a way to help adults start or continue higher education. Now in...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

28 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass shutdowns of businesses and organizations around the world, and in New York City that includes mosques which typically offer nightly "communal iftar meals" during Ramadan. Know...

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Cinnamon Janzer

28 April 2020

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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The Downtown Greenway in Greensboro was already underway when the coronavirus hit and it has turned out to be quite the respite and economic boon. The Greenway draws visitors in with trails, greenways, public art, loc...

NBC News

Daliah Singer

26 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Feed the Frontlines Boulder is one initiative of several across the state of Colorado that are working to support healthcare workers and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual donors and local nonprofits...

KUNR

Rae Ellen Bichell

24 April 2020

New Mexico, United States

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Deploying a state-wide COVID-19 testing strategy requires coordinating both public and private-industry stakeholders. In Utah and New Mexico, the appointment of “testing czars,” or public health leaders in charge of c...

The New York Times

Damien Cave

24 April 2020

Sydney, Australia

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With the goal of containing the spread of Covid-19, the national governments in Australia and New Zealand took an approach that was predicated on letting public health experts take the lead. Although this approach – w...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

23 April 2020

United States

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The research field has often been siloed, with each discipline focusing on its own lane, but in the wake of COVID0-19 the shift toward interdisciplinary research is happening – and proving necessary. Often incentivize...

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