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Global Sisters Report

Chris Herlinger

7 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Hour Children is one of several programs throughout the U.S. that focuses on employing "God-given dignity" to help incarcerated mothers maintain relationships with their children and find sustainable futures after the...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

7 May 2020

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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With stay-at-home orders in place for Coloradans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many hikers are encouraging people to participate in urban hiking. This growing movement asks people to “treat your neighborhood like a gr...

MIT Technology Review

Karen Hao

6 May 2020

China

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Online retailers in China launched rural live-streaming initiatives to aid farmers in selling their products directly to consumers. After traditional selling methods were halted due to the novel coronavirus, farmers n...

The Marshall Project

Alysia Santo

Elaine McMillion Sheldon

6 May 2020

Wetumpka, Alabama, United States

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Alabama’s Tutwiler Prison for women, once found to be one of the worst prisons for women in the country, has undergone major reforms to change its once-abusive culture. A key part of this has been a focus on pregnant ...

Invisible People

Ari Honarvar

5 May 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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When COVID-19 hit the U.S., Hotel Vouchers 4 All was created as an emergency response to finding housing for San Diego residents experiencing homelessness. Funded by donations, the initiative has partnered with a loca...

83 Degrees Media

Curtis Ross

5 May 2020

Tampa, Florida, United States

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Tampa Bay Area performing artists are finding ways to adapt their practices to abide by the social distancing guidelines brought on by COVID-19. Creatives are learning how to stream their performances online, discover...

BBC

Maddy Savage

4 May 2020

Sweden

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Private dinners for only men to discuss notions of feminism and toxic masculinity have been picking up in interest across Sweden. What started in earnest following a string of assaults against women in 2016 has now be...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

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Sydney Brownstone

3 May 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Prompted by the threat of COVID-19, Seattle and King County have rapidly taken steps to protect people experiencing homelessness with responses that activists have long sought. By moving hundreds of people out of crow...

Vox

Madeline Marshall

1 May 2020

Washington, United States

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As one of the most consequential presidential elections in the United States approaches in the midst of a pandemic, many Americans are worried about voter turnout, and other logistical concerns. But a simple answer ex...

Next City

Brianna Baker

30 April 2020

Metuchen, New Jersey, United States

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In order to keep local farms and businesses afloat, the Metuchen Farmers Market in North Jersey went virtual. Volunteers for the market enlisted the help of the Canada-based Local Line to build the market's platform, ...

Rolling Stone

Peter Wade

30 April 2020

Colorado, United States

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Colorado achieved the second-highest voter turnout rate in 2018 in part by allowing universal mail-in voting. Three out of every four Colorado residents polled support mail-in voting, making it hugely popular as well....

The New York Times

Emily Goligoski

28 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Much of prenatal care has moved to online video conferencing and doctor guided at-home self-monitoring during the coronavirus pandemic but some of these solutions may last long after the pandemic passes due to the pos...

Wired

Kate Knibbs

27 April 2020

United States

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Bookshop is a startup that launched to give indie book stores around the country a fighting chance while Amazon continues to dominate the book market. The startup offers book buyers a portal to a wide variety of shops...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Nate Carlisle

27 April 2020

Utah, United States

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To contain coronavirus, Utah has enabled contact tracing that utilizes state employees to make phone calls to those who have potentially been exposed to the virus but many they call do not speak English. To address th...

St. Albert Today

April Hudson

27 April 2020

Alberta, Canada

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An Alberta Health Services’ text messaging service called Text4Hope is giving people text messages to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The texts, written by mental health therapists, use cognitive behavioral...

EdSource

Sydney Johnson

27 April 2020

California, United States

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Following early rumors of coronavirus-related school closings, one California school district took quick actions, including setting up workshops for teachers on remote learning basics and implementing more flexible cu...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

27 April 2020

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has prompted health insurance companies to support coverage of telemedicine across the United States, and in New Hampshire, mental health counselors are seeing many advantages to the practice....

Valley News

Nora Doyle-Burr

25 April 2020

Lebanon, Connecticut, United States

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In the New England region of the U.S., community nurses are working to fill a void in health care during the coronavirus pandemic for those who may require medical attention but do not need hospital care. As described...

Los Angeles Times

Irfan Khan

24 April 2020

Riverside, California, United States

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The Sikh community in Riverside, California—starting with the United Sikh Mission and the Riverside Sikh Temple—has provided thousands of masks and more than 40,000 homemade hot meals to healthcare professionals and a...

Colorado Public Radio

Hayley Sanchez

24 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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An Islamic organization called Downtown Denver’s Islamic Center is helping members of their community adjust to the quarantine and maintain their spiritual practice. All services and counseling has been moved online, ...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

23 April 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As the Ramadan season begins, Muslim communities around the world are making adjustments to how they observe it in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Minneapolis, the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is broadcasting th...

Business Insider

Hiatt Woods

23 April 2020

Singapore

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When it comes to containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many experts point to contact tracing, in which disease detectives track and monitor the interactions and movements of known infected people, as the key...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

23 April 2020

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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A mutual aid group in Boulder Country has directed their efforts towards making sure people are accounted for and that they have the goods they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the effort is just one of ...

KUNM

David Greene

22 April 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Radio

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After learning that doctors weren't going home after their shifts for fear of possibly transmitting the coronavirus to their families, a Louisiana hotellier began offering free rooms to medical workers. While the prac...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Aubrey Whelan

22 April 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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When faced with an opioid crisis, the government in Portugual made a drastic decision to decriminalize drug use. This shift in policy allowed for a shift in perspective – addiction problems could now be treated as a p...

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