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Megan Janetsky

6 November 2019

Colombia

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La Liga Contra El Silencio is an alliance of 16 news organizations and hundreds of journalists in Colombia. It protects journalists against threats, which have the effect of censoring reporting on certain topics. La L...

Bloomberg

Antony Sguazzin

31 October 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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AgriProtein, a large-scale maggot farm in Cape Town, is one of many companies addressing the “long on waste and short on protein” problem the world is facing. Maggots provide protein sustenance for animals like fish, ...

FreshWater Cleveland

Christopher Johnston

10 October 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center spent months deeply listening to their community before opening a new location in Shaker Square. The new location was decided upon as a direct response to the stated needs of the Afric...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

9 October 2019

Washington, United States

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Worker cooperatives offer a scalable model through which to ensure and protect the rights of home care workers. The Home Care Workers Purpose Trust, started by the Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates, brings ...

Wall Street Journal

Ruth Simon

Kris Maher

7 October 2019

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

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Erie, Pennsylvania, uses creative financial incentives for companies and businesses that invest capital gains in low-income areas of the city in order to pull itself out of economic hardship caused by the decrease in ...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

7 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Transitions Clinic Network is a program that helps to connect people who were arrested on drug charges with health-care professionals and a social support system once they are released. Originally piloted in San F...

N’West Iowa Review

Mark Mahoney

30 September 2019

Rock Rapids, Iowa, United States

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Despite rural hospitals often struggling to remain open due to lack of consistent demand which creates financial troubles, there are eight hospitals across four rural counties in Iowa that are proving this notion wron...

The Sprawl

Hadeel Abdel-Nabi

24 September 2019

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Though Calgary already goes further than some cities in the public transportation sphere by offering a free-fare downtown zone, other cities that offer free transportation -- often through added taxes -- have seen dra...

Kaiser Health News

Maureen O’Hagan

23 September 2019

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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To reduce the rate of suicides in Oregon, a Washington County epidemiologist formed an unlikely collaboration with the county's death investigators in order to build a comprehensive pool of data about where and why su...

Yale Environment 360

Jim Morrison

12 September 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Researchers are using citizen science volunteers to more accurately identify hot spots in cities, where some temperatures are significantly higher than their surrounding areas. The data has also shown that there is a ...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

2 September 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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The Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program serves to train health officials how to identify early signs of mental illness in young adults, and it's working. The program, which saw a "35 percent decl...

The Colorado Sun

Jesse Paul

28 August 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Hospitals in Colorado are changing their approach to opioid crisis by treating patients that come in as emergent cases and rushing them into medication-assisted addiction treatment. The model has proved so successful ...

CalMatters

Amita Sharma

27 August 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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Santa Monica, California piloted an experiment that sends rental checks to seniors in the city. After seeing positive results, the program now plans to expand 10-fold.

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Christina Noriega

26 August 2019

Bogotá, Colombia

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Coca, a plant most known for its role in developing the drug cocaine, has an image problem. It’s being tackled head on by Fabiola Piñacué, a Colombian entrepreneur, who is convinced the indigenous plant has profit and...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

18 August 2019

Bangladesh

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As countries look to new ways to best conserve rivers, several are testing out a methodology of giving human rights to the bodies of water. Although not without challenges, this solution offers a way for those harming...

The New York Times

Mazin Sidahmed

13 August 2019

New York, United States

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With the help of legal counsel, immigrants facing deportation are more likely to win their cases and keep their families together. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project is one of several organizations in New Yor...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Mitch Anderson

10 August 2019

Norway

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Norway has been able to have a productive relationship with oil companies, while, at the same time, retain control over resource development and grow its resource revenue. Through the country’s culture of local contro...

The Washington Post

Lori Aratani

2 August 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Officials who want to improve Washington D.C.'s unreliable metro system look to the Chicago Transportation Authority to find examples of success in rebuilding a subway system. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel prioritized up...

The Connecticut Mirror

Tom Condon

29 July 2019

New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut cities like New Britain are taking a comprehensive approach to urban planning, incorporating public transportation and economic equity structures into redevelopment plans. By investing in "transit-oriented...

Bridge Magazine

Robin Erb

22 July 2019

Grant, Michigan, United States

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A state-funded loan repayment program makes Michigan stand out in a competitive market for doctors and health care professionals. To help reduce the shortfall of healthcare professionals in underserved, rural communit...

The New York Times

Julia Hotz

18 July 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Feeling isolated often leads to increased feelings of loneliness, but is also a reason why new meet-ups such as Tea With Strangers are becoming widely used as a solution. Based on the idea that strangers can become mo...

Unleashing Social Change

Becky Margiotta

18 July 2019

Newtown, Connecticut, United States

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The non-profit, Sandy Hook Promise, equips schools and youth with knowledge and tools to prevent gun violence. Founded after the Newtown shooting, the organization couldn’t make headway through policy and legislature,...

Hartford Business Journal

Matt Pilon

Gregory Seay

8 July 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Hartford looks to local governments nearby that have found success in the adoption of creative taxation, from restaurant meal taxes to taxes levied on hotel stays. Massachusetts, which has raised significant funds fro...

Apolitical

Will Worley

4 July 2019

Uganda

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Researchers are adapting MindUp, a mindfulness program first used in North America and Europe, to non-Western countries to help with sex and gender-based violence education. While the program has been shown to reduce ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

2 July 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Shared expressions of community and fellowship are fostering a non-partisan approach to civic engagement. The nonprofit Citizen University, based in Seattle, Washington, provides small grants to trained community lead...

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