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WNBC-TV

Darlene Rodriguez

22 July 2021

New York, New York, United States

Broadcast TV News

Under 3 Minutes

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In its first month as a pilot project in a part of Harlem, New York's Behavioral Health Emergency Assistance Response Division (B-HEARD) handled one-quarter of 911 calls for mental health crises. Despite fears of dang...

WBUR

Robin Young

Allison Hagan

22 July 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Radio Talk Show

5-15 Minutes

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The police chief in Eugene, Ore., home of the CAHOOTS program, which other communities see as the model for finding alternatives to policing, supports the program because it saves lives and saves the city money. Sendi...

CalMatters

Robert Lewis

21 July 2021

California, United States

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Two decades ago, California became the first state to create a system to track and seize guns from people no longer legally permitted to possess a gun. Thousands of guns have been seized. But the database of gun owner...

News48

Isa Grassano

19 July 2021

Italy

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An Italian travel writer and a publishing house partnered to recreate the experience of travel to new places, providing tourists with a virtual experience and tour guides with a source of income to replace their lost ...

WSYM-TV

Mikayla Temple

16 July 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

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When Ann Arbor created a citizen panel overseeing its police department, it chose the approach that research shows is the one best suited to having real authority, and thus the most likely to reduce racial disparities...

People

Jeff Truesdell

15 July 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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CAHOOTS has become a national model because of its uncommon partnership with the Eugene Police Department. The police chief says CAHOOTS' unarmed first responders to mental health crises can de-escalate crises before ...

WBEZ

Elly Fishman

12 July 2021

California, United States

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California residents passed Proposition 11, a redistricting reform ballot initiative, in 2008 and in 2010, voters strengthened that reform by passing a bill to allow an independent commission to redraw state and congr...

WBEZ

Elly Fishman

12 July 2021

California, United States

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California residents passed Proposition 11, a redistricting reform ballot initiative, in 2008 and in 2010, voters strengthened that reform by passing a bill to allow an independent commission to redraw state and congr...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

9 July 2021

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Under 3 Minutes

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Pedestrian-activated traffic signals that flash red to allow people to cross busy streets midblock have saved lives in one of the nation's most dangerous cities for pedestrians. On one stretch of Phoenix highway where...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

8 July 2021

Virginia, United States

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When two hospital systems merged to create Ballad Health, agreements ensured all hospitals would stay open for at least five years and essential services in each of the rural and poorly served counties would be mainta...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

James Walsh

6 July 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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To boost diversity in its ranks as part of its outreach to improve community relations, the St. Paul Police Department created a two-year apprenticeship program that makes law enforcement careers more accessible by cl...

NBC News

Vicky Collins

4 July 2021

Denver, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

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As the nation’s largest city to embrace an alternative approach to responding to 911 calls in non-violent personal crises, Denver finished the first year of its pilot program having never needed police backup when its...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

1 July 2021

Williamson, West Virginia, United States

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Williamson Health and Wellness Center is a federally qualified health center in rural West Virginia, that provides medical, dental, and mental health care as well as chronic-disease management and wellness coaching on...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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With a long string of questionable uses of force and huge payouts to settle brutality lawsuits, the Vallejo Police Department might look to nearby Oakland for one approach to achieving better, more accountable policin...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Richmond, California, United States

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When the Richmond Police Department began putting police officers on foot patrol, walking neighborhood beats, relations with the public improved. That and other changes were associated with higher public trust and low...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

30 June 2021

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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In order to develop the next generation of school administrative leaders, the Teton County School District created a leadership development program. The aim of the program is to create a pool of candidates who will be...

TVO

Justin Chandler

30 June 2021

Ontario, Canada

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The “hockey hub” mass-vaccination model uses large spaces, like sports arenas, to vaccinate up to 70 people per hour, compared to 6-10 with traditional systems. Rows of 30 cubicles, each with a single chair, allow a h...

Next City

Marianne Dhenin

29 June 2021

United States

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In 1965 a traveling salesman published a series of travel guides with gay or gay-friendly businesses across the U.S. that became survival guides for the LGBTQ community. “Mapping the Gay Guides” has digitized those co...

BBC

Jo Mathys

29 June 2021

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

Podcast

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All people between the ages of 14 and 21 in Washington, D.C., who are placed on probation for criminal convictions get assigned a probation officer, social worker, and a "credible messenger" – a mentor, usually with h...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Chandni Doulatramani

29 June 2021

Gurgaon, India

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In 71 cities around the world, users of the My Safetipin mobile app can decide whether to visit a particular neighborhood or plan a travel route based on how safe others deem those places. While the 100,000 or so user...

The Kansas City Star

Hurubie Meko

27 June 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Black, urban farmers have formed a grassroots "ecosystem" to grow and distribute fresh, affordable produce in St. Louis neighborhoods where food insecurity and gun violence go hand in hand. Heru Urban Farming is a sta...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

24 June 2021

Arizona, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

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The Central Arizona Shelter Services, with help from the City of Phoenix and federal CARES Act COVID relief money, contracted a local hotel to turn 100 rooms into a shelter for the growing number of seniors experienci...

Are We Europe

Federica di Saro

24 June 2021

Cologne, Germany

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Spektrum, a self-organized LGBTQ+ migrant organization, provides a space of belonging to queer migrants, who often feel out of place and ill-served by traditional organizations that do not understand the violence and ...

The Marshall Project

Nicole Lewis

Andrew R. Calderón

23 June 2021

Nevada, United States

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Thirteen states restored the right to vote to millions of formerly incarcerated people in the years leading up to the 2020 elections. An analysis of four of them – Nevada, Kentucky, Iowa, and New Jersey – shows the ne...

KSTU-TV

Sydney Glenn

22 June 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Although work-from-home was mostly a reaction in response to the pandemic, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the strategy has developed the potential to improve air quality. Most state employees are now required to telework ce...

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