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Bangor Daily News

Erin Rhoda

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16 May 2016

Bangor, Maine, United States

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The opioid epidemic continues to be a public concern and the One Life Project is hoping to help bring people together to develop solutions. At an open One Life event attendees wrote down 99 ideas and are now asking fo...

The Roanoke Times

Amy Friedenberger

15 May 2016

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

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A 'restorative justice' program in Roanoke schools aims to resolve in-school conflicts using teachers and staff, rather than referring issues to law enforcement.

News Deeply

Liza Ramrayka

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15 May 2016

Bangladesh

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Two-thirds of females in Bangladesh are married before they turn 18. Recent research on a four-year cross-sector effort shows that when girls are provided with support, training on their rights, and career mentoring i...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gina Barton

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14 May 2016

Montpelier, Vermont, United States

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Communities nationwide, including in Wisconsin, work to help ex-prisoners by surrounding them with supportive people. But in Vermont, a statewide network funded by the DOC makes it happen.

Gentrification in Munich

Johanna Wild

12 May 2016

Munich, Germany

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Munich has one of the fastest rates of rising rents in Germany, making it especially difficult for women - who still earn an average of 22% less than their male counterparts - to get a foothold in the competitive hous...

WHYY

Eleanor Klibanoff

12 May 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania is the second most flood prone state in the United States. Many city and county governments, however, are working to prevent and protect the state from detrimental damage. They have created sustainable in...

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...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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11 May 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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YouthBuild focuses on a tough demographic: 18- to 21-year-old drop-outs who are eligible for neither regular high school nor adult education. The program mixes classroom learning and vocational education, qualifying t...

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Grin News

10 May 2016

Khartoum, Sudan

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Many people see Africa as one large continent with a single identity and culture. Two Sudanese women have changed the norms by creating a bilingual online website Andariya that reveals the “educating, positive and cri...

Salon

David Klepper

8 May 2016

Vancouver, Canada

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The war on drugs has long taken a strictly offensive approach to the problem. To prevent and treat overdoses, many cities like Vancouver offer monitored but controversial injection sites where drug users can inject in...

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...

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

4 May 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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In poor, crime-infected neighborhood with limited opportunities, where interactions with law enforcement are often toxic and punitive, and distrust on both sides is rampant. An integrated strategy is at the core of th...

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 ...

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.

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 Atlantic

Jeremy Raff

28 April 2016

Texas, United States

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The Rio Grande River runs between the border of the United States and Mexico and supplies water to 5 million people across the nations. With wildfires continuously threatening the health of the river, an international...

The Hechinger Report

Meredith Kolodner

28 April 2016

New York, New York, United States

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A pilot program on the City University of New York's five campuses provides rare support, through group sessions and workshops, to students who are both on the autism spectrum and low-income.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 April 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Students who are new to America or lack college-educated parents often don’t know their options. Increasing transparency about financial aid systems and encouraging students to strive for competitive schools are some ...

The New York Times

Erica Goode

25 April 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In response to high-profile shootings of people with mental illness, police departments around the country are turning to crisis intervention training.

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...

Eco-Business

Vaidehi Shah

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22 April 2016

New Zealand

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As the global community accelerates efforts to curb climate change, carbon neutral labels are becoming a common sight on products and services. How can consumers tell if these claims are the real thing or just fluff?

Story of Stuff Project

Shana DeClercq

22 April 2016

Curtis Bay, Maryland, United States

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Incinerating garbage to create energy is hardly as "clean" as it claims to be, but this polluting practice often receives the same subsidies and permit approvals as other renewable energy sources like wind and solar. ...

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...

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