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The New York Times

Amie Tsang

9 December 2018

England

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A percentage of the licensing fee paid by British television watchers to BBC is now being earmarked to support the salaries of reporters. In order to receive funding, newsrooms must assign staff paid by these funds to...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Brandon Stahl

9 December 2018

West Valley City, Utah, United States

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In West Valley City, Utah, the police department has transformed how they handle sex crimes. Department reforms include mandatory training on trauma, required testing of all rape kits, and the development of a set of ...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

6 December 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Most prisoners don’t have access to computer, in order to bridge the digital divide the Prison Reentry Institute is offering a free course called Tech 101 to former prisoners who served long sentences. People are taug...

Politico Magazine

Max Blau

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6 December 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An entrepreneur and activist in Atlanta, GA runs an urban farm and employees former prisoners in an attempt to tackle Georgia's incarceration and recidivism problems. The program, called Gangstas to Growers, employs f...

Montana Free Press

Eric Dietrich

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6 December 2018

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Workers across Montana look to remote work to bring them higher wages without having to move to a large city. While the far reach of the Internet brings more economic opportunity for techies in rural Montana and other...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

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5 December 2018

Nokesville, Virginia, United States

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In Virginia's Prince William County, one solar developer shows that the key to community support for renewables may be dialogue. Virginia Solar, a Richmond-based energy company, has won approval for a 20-megawatt sola...

Mongabay

Deusdedit Ruhangariyo

5 December 2018

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK, Uganda

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In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where 54 percent of the world's mountain gorillas reside, NGOs and locals are combining efforts to stem human-gorilla conflict. By funneling tourism dollars into communit...

The Epoch Times

Amindeh Blaise Atabong

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4 December 2018

Mfou, Cameroon

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Using old and worn-out tires, inmates at the Mfou Principal Prison in Cameroon are able to transform them into sandals that are sold across the world. With a drastic shortage of resources, the prison is often unable t...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

3 December 2018

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Pikeville, Kentucky, like many towns in Eastern Kentucky, used to be entirely dependent on the coal industry. With the decline of coal, the town has shifted its focus to healthcare. City leaders are hoping investment ...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

3 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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By partnering with employers in the service industry and Silicon Valley investors, Guild Education, an innovative Denver, Colorado-based startup, helps adults in service-level jobs attend college at a significantly di...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 November 2018

Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

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A school district in North Carolina is at the cutting edge of a new teaching model - to multiply the impact of the most effective teachers and draw them to underserved districts, schools are paying these teachers more...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

29 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a program based on a similar initiative in Cleveland is on its way to success. PAGE (Philadelphia Anchors for Growth & Equity) will direct spending from large institutions locally. Specifically, it wi...

Ensia

John Vidal

29 November 2018

Zambia

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The UN's Green Climate Fund is a mechanism through which money for climate adaptation and mitigation is distributed globally. But funding for renewable energy goes overwhelmingly to wealthier nations. Without more fun...

Intersections South LA

Eliot Yang

29 November 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A resident of South Los Angeles addressed a gap in mobility justice by creating a pop-up bike shop and repair service in his community. The shop, operated as a co-op, helps cyclists navigate the often unfriendly L.A. ...

The Huffington Post

Maddy Savage

28 November 2018

Eskilstuna, Sweden

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ReTuna, a new Swedish shopping mall, features exclusively items that are used, secondhand, or made sustainably. The mall is hoping to help consumers save money, as well as decrease waste and improve the shopping exper...

Washington Post

Lenny Bernstein

27 November 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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Employers are creating “recovery friendly’ workplaces by providing support for employees with substance use disorders in the same manner as they would for employees who needed support for any other disease. A job and...

Hyperallergic

Sara Rose Sharp

27 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Ghana ThinkTank connects planners in the so-called “first world” to planners in the so-called “third world” to challenge notions of development and spread ideas from overlooked sources. For a recent project, plann...

The Huffington Post

Jordan Heller

27 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland is on a path to make wealth and business ownership more accessible. They operate several cooperative businesses: a laundry and a solar panel firm among them, all of which choose to w...

CityLab

Jaime Velazquez

26 November 2018

Pontevedra, Spain

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urb...

The New York Times

Amy Zipkin

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26 November 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Airports around the US are incorporating bike friendly routes and racks for travelers looking for a more sustainable, reliable, and environmentally friendly way to catch their flight. In cities like Portland, Ore., Ba...

Politico

Tanya Snider

20 November 2018

New Orleans, United States

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After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' public transportation system had to be rebuilt, but poor planning and the nature of transportation investments means that the new transit system still doesn't work for those who n...

Shareable

Nithin Coca

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19 November 2018

Akita, Japan

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Japan, facing an aging population and population decline, may benefit from the sharing economy. Interestingly, the country has largely resisted Airbnb and uber, which presents an opportunity to approach “sharing” in a...

NationSwell

Alan Thompson

19 November 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Monarch butterfly populations, having declined around 90 percent over roughly 20 years, are getting a helping hand from cities like San Antonio. By providing crucial habitat and hosting butterfly-centered festivals, c...

KUT

Audrey McGlinchy

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16 November 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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By giving housing preferences to local families, cities like Portland hope to stem gentrification and preserve the historic diversity of their communities. Portland’s “Right to Return” program aims to resettle familie...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacey Knott

16 November 2018

Ghana

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High tech innovations are making agriculture more productive while creating skilled jobs. In Ghana, tech startups like Acquah Aviation and TROTRO Tractor offer technology-sharing services to farmers. With urbanization...

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