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Richland Source

Dillon Carr

16 May 2016

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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As farmers continue to experience floods—and lack control over the dredging of the rivers running through their farms—a few have looked to homegrown solutions, and others to amending policy to create "subdistricts."

The Atlantic

Joseph Darius Jaafari

12 May 2016

Long Beach, California, United States

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New veteran services focus on sexual rehabilitation as a part of occupational rehab programs for veterans with genital injuries or other physical and mental limitations. Physical therapy and idea generation help wound...

PBS NewsHour

Paul Solman

7 May 2016

Utica, New York, United States

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In Utica, a city in Upstate New York, the community is welcoming refugees as a tool to revitalize the post industrial economy. One in four residents is a refugee and each is integrated in the local community.

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Joan Garrett McClane

6 May 2016

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga, once called the dirtiest city in America, was later dubbed a Tornado of Innovation by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Now, the city is hub for the tech industry. Despite its rag to riches story, the c...

STAT

Melissa Bailey

2 May 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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One of Boston's major teaching hospitals is examining how it handles patients’ bodies and supports family members after a death.

California Health Report

Lily Dayton

2 May 2016

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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Domestic violence victims often suffer in silence and do not have encouragement to find help. San Luis Obispo in California has created a program RISE that trains primary care physicians to identify signs of domestic ...

TakePart

Rebecca McCray

29 April 2016

Huntsville, Texas, United States

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Solitary confinement is a widespread practice in jails to protect marginalized populations and mentally ill as well as separate gang members from conspiring. However, the practice has widespread negative effects such ...

The Richmond Register

Elahe Izadi

29 April 2016

United States

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Bison in the United States went from being plentiful to near-extinct. Today, their numbers are strong once more and America's national mammal can be found in every state.

The Globe and Mail

Doug Saunders

23 April 2016

Helinski, Finland

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Children of immigrants often tend to be disadvantaged - both financially and educationally. Finland has remade its education system to help kids like Lara Osman – born to poor, immigrant parents – grow up to be middle...

The Guardian

Kary Stewart

20 April 2016

Turbaco, Colombia

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La Ciudad de Las Mujeres or the City of Women was built by displaced women in Colombia. They are the survivors of violence from the Colombian war. “Today the neighbourhood has its own infrastructure, housing almost 50...

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

Sylvia Rowley

19 April 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Giving fishermen a business incentive to fish sustainably can “unleash their creative capacity” to help solve the problem, says one expert.

The Seattle Times

Steve Miletich

16 April 2016

East Haven, Connecticut, United States

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After serious issues with excessive force and police discrimination reached a head in East Haven, Conn., major department overhauls that focused on more diverse hiring, de-escalation techniques, crisis intervention, a...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

13 April 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Victims of violence found in hospitals are more likely to return for emergency care than those with chronic illnesses. As a result, communities like Cleveland, Ohio are trying the approach of treating violence as a pu...

OR Magazine

Haley Rivet

1 April 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Veterans using prescription drugs to treat PTSD are now turning to cannabis as an alternative treatment, as it can often cause fewer side effects. Grow for Vets is an organization that helps veterans obtain marijuana ...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

31 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Facing job discrimination after years in and out of prison, a San Francisco man founded a company that employs public housing residents, regardless of their parole status, to sort trash from recyclables and compostabl...

KQED

Benjamin Michel

30 March 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, a group of elementary and middle school-aged kids have banded together to ride bikes together as a way to stay out of trouble. Although the practice has a positive influence on the kid's physic...

BBC

Neal Razzell

22 March 2016

Nepal

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Can we engineer buildings to prevent collapse in earthquakes? The answer is yes, and the Inquiry dives into how better building design can save more and more lives as urban density increases.

60 Minutes

Scott Pelley

20 March 2016

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Once a white Catholic all-male private school, St. Benedict's Prep now educates predominantly low-income black and Hispanic students. At St. Benedict's, students hold leadership positions, receive trauma-informed coun...

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Shabnam Grewal

19 March 2016

United Kingdom

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How to break a cycle of recidivism? Individual ex-prisoners share their own stories of how they have recovered from addiction and lives of crime, gotten their lives on track, and ultimately broken the cycle and stayed...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rachel Denny Clow

19 March 2016

Robstown, Texas, United States

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Roxanne Morales sees hope in the children of Robstown. As a community educator for the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, she has worked in the community for the past year in a pilot program that is about creating safe c...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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In St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s collective approaches to solutions in action — dubbed The Blueprint for Safety — is a foundation of laws that adapt to the proliferation of domestic violence in the state and successful...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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The criminal justice system used to view delinquents with a “tough on crime approach;” however, that approach was not human-centered and used community resources that offered little in terms of results. Wisconsin’s D...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

16 March 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland's First Place for Youth provides housing for recently emancipated foster children, giving them the boost they need to avoid the foster care-to-prison pipeline.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A program in Baltimore bring youths together with volunteer second “families” to help guide them through turbulent times.

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