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Christian Science Monitor

Jingnan Peng

31 July 2020

Michigan, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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The Daily Moth is a daily online news channel devoted to the news accessible to the deaf community. Recently, the channel's focus is on stories about Covid-19 and the fight for racial justice. The programming elevates...

FreshWater Cleveland

Sydney Kornegay

30 July 2020

Ohio, United States

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Local businesses in Northeastern Ohio pivoted their operations to manufacture supplies needed to fight Covid-19 in an effort to fill a dire public need while preserving jobs for their employees. Employees were trained...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

10 August 2020

United States

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Covid-19 has closed the places young Muslims go to meet potential spouses so two Muslim women created Eye Meets Soul, a virtual matchmaking service for US Muslim millennials where pairs first chat online without seein...

Civil Eats

Nadra Nittle

31 July 2020

Nevada, United States

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Meatpacking workers protested Covid-19 safety concerns and a coalition of advocacy groups filed a civil rights complaint with the government accusing Tyson and JBS USA of racial discrimination during the pandemic beca...

The Connecticut Mirror

Mark Pazniokas

30 October 2019

Connecticut, United States

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The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving granted $448,400 to 20 community organizations to support voter registration and the census. Connecticut did not earmark any money in the state budget for the census. Public l...

The Trace

Ann Givens

13 August 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The South Central Leadership Academy was started in Los Angeles by a college student who believes that gun violence survivors like him should lead the community response in finding solutions to violence. Its first yea...

The New Yorker

Elif Batuman

1 September 2020

United States

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Theater of War Productions performs Greek tragedies, using the themes to encourage dialogue and healing from modern community traumas. Beginning with military audiences, participants were asked to discuss the themes i...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

14 August 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Comal Heritage Food Incubator trains immigrant and refugee women to start their own businesses in the food industry. Comal offers coaching, financial support, and connections to social services. It also pays trainees,...

The Boston Globe

Nick A. Zaino

27 August 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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With many clubs closed due to Covid-19, some comics are performing online and at socially distanced outdoor events. Club owners are adapting to changing circumstances with outdoor stages. Drive-in shows are gaining po...

Politico

Ryan Heath

6 August 2020

United States

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Several countries successfully held elections during the Covid-19 pandemic and can offer insights for how the U.S. can hold a safe presidential election. These include providing more funding for additional polling pla...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Wilfred C. Alik

11 September 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Pacific Islander communities in Hawaii have formed their own Covid-19 task forces to stop the virus’ spread, rather than wait for the government to respond. Despite a lack of resources, the task forces conduct communi...

BBC

Rina Diane Caballar

15 July 2020

Philippines

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Since the Philippines relies on boats to transport people and goods across the island nation, a shipbuilding company is designing a new low-carbon alternative of the bangka — a traditional Filipino boat — that uses th...

Wisconsin Watch

Max Witynski

2 September 2020

Wisconsin, United States

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In the 2020 Wisconsin primary, increased mail-in voting overwhelmed the system and last-minute decisions to vote by mail led to voter confusion. This increased ballot rejections, which can systematically disenfranchis...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

8 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Two community living facilities have played integral roles in combatting the spread of diseases throughout New York's history by relying on mutual aid models. In the 1980's the Manhattan Plaza residence started the AI...

Ms. Magazine

Juhie Bhatia

1 October 2020

United States

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New groups are recruiting poll workers to help fill shortages made worse by Covid-19. Poll Hero Project is an initiative created and led by young people that has recruited over 28,000 high school and college-age poll ...

Washington Monthly

Eric Cortellessa

16 September 2020

United States

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Voting by mail will increase dramatically due to Covid-19 and drop boxes are one way to collect these ballots. Although fears of fraud have been unfounded, the GOP initiated lawsuits to block or limit drop boxes if th...

Hothouse Solutions

Thomas McMullan

14 September 2020

London, United Kingdom

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At St George the Martyr church in London, an initiative to offer food to people that would otherwise have been wasted is taking on new meaning due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “community fridge” starte...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Amanda Peacher

27 July 2020

Utah, United States

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To alleviate the isolating effects of COVID-19 restrictions in prisons barring outside visitors, some prisons have encouraged phone and video contact with family by waiving the fees normally charged for such services....

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Amanda Peacher

2 June 2020

United States

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has effectively responded to the Covid-19 crisis by quickly helping existing programs provide food aid to families. School lunch programs rapidly moved from providing hot food...

Forbes

Madhukar Pai

26 July 2020

Kerala, India

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Malaysia and India's Kerala state share a set of positive attributes that helped them contain COVID-19 outbreaks, including early and aggressive responses based on a trust in science, clear public communications, and ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

26 June 2020

United States

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The Sikh community’s long tradition of feeding those in need through volunteer-run community kitchens called langar was primed to provide COVID-19 food aid, which many gurdwaras (Sikh places of worship) did through ac...

Life & Thyme

Annelise Jolley

21 July 2020

Michigan, United States

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Food bartering helps families during times of food insecurity, which is often exacerbated by crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Families with lower incomes have bartered for food for a long time but the pandemic ha...

Wired

Andrew Kersley

9 July 2020

United Kingdom

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Renters' unions in the United Kingdom have provided more aide recently because the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated problems facing renters. The Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now is one of the lar...

The Local

Ingri Bergo

19 June 2020

Paris, France

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French officials have implemented a more preemptive strategy to battle a potential second wave of COVID-19 in the suburbs of Paris, which were home to those hardest hit by the virus in May. Health workers have set up ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Daniel J McGraw

10 July 2020

United States

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Intergenerational home sharing is a mutually beneficial option for seniors and young people. There are about 60 programs, run by cities, nonprofits, and platforms in the style of Airbnb, that connect seniors and young...

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