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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Patricia McKnight

20 May 2020

United States

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States that use universal voting by mail can be models for all states to protect voters amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting by mail can also increase voter turnout. After sending 2020 primary ballots to all registered ...

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Kristi Eaton

11 May 2020

United States

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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, groups of women around the world have started mutual aid initiatives such as coordinating volunteers to help immuno-compromised residents get groceries and other essential goods a...

DigBoston

Haley Hamilton

8 May 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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The Lee Initiative, Beam Suntory, and Pernod Ricard are three brand-sponsored initiatives that have provided meals and essential goods to cooks, servers, hosts, bussers, and bartenders that are out of jobs because of ...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

5 May 2020

Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States

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West Virginians from Clarksburg mobilized to tackle the issue of homelessness once the pandemic highlighted the vulnerability faced by the homeless who could not shelter in place. Advocates came together to get people...

The Guardian

Trang Bui

1 May 2020

Vietnam

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Although Vietnam had a limited ability to treat coronavirus patients due to lack of treatment infrastructures, the country has been able to keep their case count low by implementing aggressive testing, contact tracing...

Vox

Madeline Marshall

1 May 2020

Washington, United States

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As one of the most consequential presidential elections in the United States approaches in the midst of a pandemic, many Americans are worried about voter turnout, and other logistical concerns. But a simple answer ex...

Los Angeles Times

Rosanna Xia

29 April 2020

Paris, France

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Researchers and public health experts across the world are turning to "wastewater-based-epidemiology" as a practice that could help trace and track the spread of COVID-19. This methodology has already proved successfu...

Next City

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...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

27 April 2020

Georgetown, Texas, United States

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West Texas, traditionally known for its oil business, has become a thriving home for wind energy. Beyond political ideology, wind power as a form of renewable energy is thriving for economic reasons, as it can be more...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Tom Perkins

24 April 2020

Michigan, United States

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Voters Not Politicians (VPN) is a grassroots initiative that, with the help over 4,000 volunteers who knocked on 125,000 doors and canvassed at public events, collected the 400,000 signatures needed to get an anti-ger...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

23 April 2020

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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A mutual aid group in Boulder Country has directed their efforts towards making sure people are accounted for and that they have the goods they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the effort is just one of ...

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Kristen Hare

23 April 2020

United States

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Since launching in 2017, the nonprofit Report For America has subsidized hundreds of journalists' salaries to rebuild local-news outlets' ability to provide trusted news coverage of local public affairs. Though there ...

Montana Free Press

Emily Stifler Wolfe

17 April 2020

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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As the United States looks toward reopening, some states are preparing by directing resources toward contact tracing strategies, which is not a new protocol for controlling communicable disease and has shown success i...

The New York Times

Ellen Barry

16 April 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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While East Asian countries have found success in deploying technology to do contact tracing, or a method of virus containment in which disease detectives track and monitor the interactions and movements of known infec...

Edible Rhody

Helena Touhey

9 April 2020

Rhode Island, United States

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In Rhode Island, a collaborative, farmer-run food delivery service has come together as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As farmers around the state saw massive declines in orders, they came together to create an ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

7 April 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The idea of “feeding the frontline” - donating funds to purchase restaurant food that can be delivered to frontline healthcare works amidst the COVID-19 crisis - has spread like wildfire. In cities from San Francisco ...

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Barry Punzal

7 April 2020

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Zoomers to Boomers, a Santa Barbara-based services offering grocery delivery to senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, has grown. What started as a local service, has grown to serve more than 10 cities across t...

KING-TV

Kierra Elfalan

7 April 2020

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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A hospital in Washington has become the third hospital in the United States to install a new technology that allows for decontamination of N95 masks. This technology, which will help decontaminate up to 80,000 masks p...

Inkline

Inbar Preiss

5 April 2020

Czech Republic

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Using cryptocurrency mining, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, Parallel Garden, a Czech-based initiative, is tackling unsustainable agricultural practices. The project seeks to increase local foo...

The Financial Times

Hazel Sheffield

5 April 2020

United Kingdom

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Health technology start-ups across the UK are helping to digitally transform hospital care and the healthcare system as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Working with the National Health Service, start-ups are i...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Lisa Gartner

30 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia medical centers had to pivot their services in response to COVID-19, turning to telehealth to screen patients who think they’re experiencing symptoms. That pivot took some adjusting – having to hire and t...

BBC

Kavita Puri

26 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea, despite being a close neighbor to China, where the COVID-19 outbreak originated, managed to build a swift public health and government response that may have lessons for other countries fighting the pande...

Downtown Albuquerque News

Peter Rice

26 March 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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A growing number of cities are creating formal camps to mitigate housing problems for those experiencing homelessness. The camps feature basic accommodations such as a three-walled structure under which a tent can be ...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

26 March 2020

Singapore, Singapore

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South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong have all acted in ways that show it is possible to effectively manage the COVID-19 outbreak without shutting down an entire country. The common thread may be that all three countr...

La Noticia

José Carlos Cordero Cote

25 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea’s rapid response to COVID-19 shares many successes that can be duplicated by other countries. Its main advantage came from its ability to create tests rapidly, which could happen quickly because of prepare...

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