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Amanda Bernardo

22 February 2019

Canada

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When designing policies, user engagement is an essential part of obtaining feedback and raising awareness among the very people that the policies are intended to impact. One small government team in Canada, the Next G...

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Lorana Bartels

22 February 2019

Australia

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With their national imprisonment rate on the rise, Australia is pivoting to a justice reinvestment strategy that diverts money towards "early intervention, prevention and diversion." Although this has yet to be implem...

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Holly Cave

22 February 2019

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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In the UK, 3D-printed tablets are being tested at a children's hospital to specifically address the difficultly many children face when they need to take pills that are either too high of a dosage or too big too swall...

The Marshall Project

Joseph Darius Jaafari

19 February 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Veterans treatment courts were developed in 2008 as a way for veterans to receive mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment rather than face incarceration. Created to address the mental health concerns th...

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Alison Kodjak

18 February 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Despite many medical advances in obstetrics, there is still little understanding around what causes pre-mature labor and how to successfully stop it. Doctors and researchers in New York City are working to change this...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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18 February 2019

Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria where maternal deaths are not uncommon, a hospital in Zaria has implemented the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) System to analyze and better understand the causes associated w...

Yes! Magazine

Maureen O'Hagan

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15 February 2019

Portland, United States

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In Portland, legislation to legalize marijuana also includes a provision to provide funds specifically to marijuana businesses run by those disproportionately impacted by the "war on drugs." Now, Portland offers compe...

Portland Tribune

Amanda Waldroupe

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15 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, school are required by law to remove a child from play if they have been concussed, but not all schools have athletic trainers to assess the situation. Although it's still up to each individual school distr...

The Colorado Sun

John Ingold

15 February 2019

Frisco, Colorado, United States

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People working in mountain towns throughout Colorado often face higher health care costs due to supply and demand, but the Peak Health Alliance is working to change that. This alliance forms a partnership between empl...

The New York Times

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Ben C. Solomon

14 February 2019

Gadmen, Switzerland

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Melting glaciers threaten the Swiss Alps, especially the hydropower it provides. The idea of building a dam as a back-up way to generate power is catching on. The permitting process just began, but construction will n...

Associated Press

Ryan J. Foley

10 February 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Across the United States, state legislatures are passing “red flag” laws as a preventative effort to mass shootings. These laws make it possible for law enforcement to take guns away from people showing signs of viole...

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Lindsay Fendt

7 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Fish conservation, in the rural streams of the Western United States, requires a remarkable amount of ongoing human intervention. Take the greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado's state fish. The greenback is bred in lab...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 February 2019

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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As gentrification drives involuntary displacement in Denver, Colorado, the city planners elsewhere in Colorado aim to avoid the same fate by instituting policy safeguards. Fort Collins has put in extra protection for ...

Wyoming Public Media

Amanda Peacher

5 February 2019

Nampa, Idaho, United States

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In urban centers, crows aggregate in huge numbers, causing headaches for business owners and residents. In Nampa, Idaho, officials are getting creative in dissuading the birds nightly visits. The tactics--from noise g...

Chalkbeat

Melanie Asmar

5 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In 1999, Denver, with the backing of the teachers union, rolled out a merit pay pilot program. Twenty years later, the pay-for-performance system has teachers on the verge of a strike for higher pay. Chalkbeat explore...

Deseret News

Annie Knox

2 February 2019

Nephi, Utah, United States

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In 2016, the state of Utah took control over the funding model for individual county's legal defenders in order to better use resources. Thanks to the restructuring, in just a year, counties have seen noticeable incre...

Pacific Standard

Katia Savchuk

1 February 2019

New York, United States

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Algorithm-based tools are more frequently being used by courts to determine the risk of an alleged offender so judges can better determine whether the person should be detained or not before trial. Although this metho...

East Bay Express

Clara Hogan

30 January 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The question is not if, but when the next major earthquake will hit the Bay Area of California. To prepare for the impact of the natural disaster, Oakland if following in the footsteps of neighboring San Francisco by ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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29 January 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A nonprofit grocery store in Washington, D.C. brings fresh, affordable food to regional food deserts. Through community engagement, public partnerships, and the willingness to learn from failure, Good Food Markets bri...

The New York Times

Emily Badger

29 January 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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Affordable housing organizations and ventures learn from failures in the tech industry to understand why affordable housing hasn't been solved by the influx of resources from the start-up community. While many tech co...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 January 2019

United States

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Microfiber company PrimaLoft has developed a new insulation material for clothing like fleece jackets that is made from recycled fiber. Other materials can take hundreds of years to biodegrade, but the new material br...

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Abby Lynes

27 January 2019

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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Community members in Bozeman work with students at Montana State University and city officials to test the sustainability and practicality of backyard apartments, or ADUs. Though high costs and historic value could be...

The New York Times

Paul Sullivan

25 January 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Friends of the Children pairs a cohort of about eight students, identified as some of the most at-risk in a city or neighborhood, with well-paid mentors who stay with the kids from kindergarten through the end of high...

The New York Times

Claire Cain Miller

25 January 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In the United States, parental leave is set at 12 weeks, but many companies have begun pursuing other possibilities such as paid time and more time for both mothers and fathers. Most recently, however, the Bill and Me...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

24 January 2019

Huay Ton Chok, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

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A handful of viruses can spread from diseased animals to humans leading to deadly epidemics that could have been prevented if the animals had been identified and treated. In Thailand, doctors are trying to do just thi...

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