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The Marshall Project

Keri Blakinger

11 February 2020

Houston\, Texas, United States

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Around the United States, news organizations are taking a new approach to the use of mugshots in their crime reporting. While still the norm in many places, newsrooms like the Houston Chronicle have stopped publishing...

The New York Times

Matt Richtel

6 February 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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As word of the coronavirus outbreak spread, so did misinformation, so the World Health Organization began working with big tech companies to put a stop to it. Collaborating with the likes of Pinterest, Google, Twitter...

The Trace

J. Brian Charles

4 February 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the program Sisters United Resilient and Empowered, also called SURE Moms, offers counseling to mothers in an effort to address their trauma, and thus have an effect on their entire families. W...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 January 2020

Washington, D.C., United States

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Ad campaigns that provide personal testimonials, relatable narratives, and captivating images succeed in stemming epidemics of addiction among teenagers. The Truth Initiative’s anti-smoking campaign has helped to dram...

The New York Times

Audra Burch

21 January 2020

Newnan, Georgia, United States

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The small Southern city of Newnan, GA considered themselves to be a fairly open and accepting place. This attitude was shattered when 17 huge portraits of ordinary people who make up Newnan were hung across the city a...

The Globe and Mail

Andrea Woo

17 January 2020

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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In the face of an overdosing crisis, a physician in Vancouver created an ATM-like machine that allows people to pick up pharmaceutical-grade opioids to reduce the chances of people using contaminated drugs. Although t...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

16 January 2020

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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At the Motus Theater, formerly incarcerated individuals participate in JustUs – a performative program that gives them the space to share their stories. The Boulder-based program aims to complicate the narrative of th...

The New York Times

Thomas Fuller

16 January 2020

Cooinda, Northern Territory, Australia

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With the dramatic increase in wildfire danger in Australia causing international distress, officials look to an ancient Indigenous fire-prevention technique that reduces the risk of large wild-fires. This Aboriginal t...

WBBM-TV

Pam Zekman

14 January 2020

Richland, Illinois, United States

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After realizing that too many people were calling 911 for issues that were not medical emergencies in Richland, Illinois, a program was launched to act as an intervention strategy. After the start, calls decreased by ...

Global Sisters Report

Doreen Ajiambo

13 January 2020

Loiborsiret, Tanzania

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To reduce maternal mortality in the Masai region of Tanzania, Catholic nuns with Sisters of Notre Dame are building hospitals and educating local women about the importance of giving birth in a medical setting. Althou...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

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13 January 2020

Vermont, United States

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Vermont has opened its first donor milk center which acts as a breast milk bank for mothers that are in need of milk for their newborn babies. The Vermont Donor Milk Center aims to be a "one-stop shop," and also offer...

The Telegraph

Debbie Blankenship

10 January 2020

Macon, Georgia, United States

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In Georgia’s Bibb county, students at two schools are learning deep breathing and mindfulness from the organization, On the Same Breath. The practice, introduced by the organization and then led by teachers, gives stu...

NPR

Dan Gorenstein

Leslie Walker

8 January 2020

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Researchers in New Jersey have been testing the idea that an increased specialized care model directed towards the sickest and most expensive patients would help reduce costs and improve health, but the trials have be...

WOSU

Adora Namigadde

23 December 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In Columbus, Ohio, a team of police officers and mental health professionals responds together to police calls in an effort to promote community-oriented policing. The approach has reduced arrests and helped to connec...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

19 December 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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After deducing that preeclampsia was "the number one cause of maternal hospital readmissions and maternal mortality," doctors at Penn Medical began sending new mothers home with a blood pressure cuff and then texting ...

Columbia Missourian

Sarah Haselhorst

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17 December 2019

Columbia, Missouri, United States

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In Boone County, Missouri the Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy (HEAT) program offers young men an alternative to incarceration for drug-related offenses. The program works primarily with black men, many...

Bitterroot

Levi Pulkkinen

13 December 2019

Oregon, United States

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The world's oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is a positive thing in the face of climate change for those living on land, but can harm the animals that rely on certain acidification levels of oce...

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

13 December 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Duodenoscopes are used to "diagnose and treat diseases of the pancreas and bile duct," but were found to be in danger of infecting patients when practiced as a reusable tool. To reduce the risk of infection, a disposa...

The Guardian

Senay Boztas

12 December 2019

Netherlands

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Providing care to individuals with psychiatric problems reduces the need for incarceration. With the help of a psychological rehabilitation program known as TBS, the Netherlands has shut entire prisons following a dec...

The Trace

Amanda Loudin

11 December 2019

Ellicott City, Maryland, United States

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Start With Hello, an initiative from the NGO Sandy Hook Promise, gives students the opportunity to diversify who they know and interact with in a long-term effort to prevent school violence and shootings. The program,...

NPR

Rachel Treisman

7 December 2019

New York, United States

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For a variety of reasons, women are less likely than men to receive CPR by a stranger, but an attachment for CPR dummies that gives the maniken silicone breasts is helping to break barriers. This phenomenon is seen wo...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

3 December 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Real estate cooperatives can raise capital from their members, ensuring re-investment in the communities served. In Oakland, California, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) finances real estate ac...

The Progressive

Laurie Mazur

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1 December 2019

Orange, New Jersey, United States

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Around the United States, small-town institutions are shuttering and communal ties are weakening, all less than positive signs for the fate of democracy. But in Orange, New Jersey, Mindy Fullilove and other congregant...

Time

Juhie Bhatia

29 November 2019

Namibia

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There are over one million people in the United States living with HIV, reaching a crisis level in states such as Georgia; however, countries like Namibia are offering lessons for how to tackle the problem. By offerin...

CALmatters

Elizabeth Aguilera

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26 November 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To counter a growing concern around doctor shortages, California has implemented a series of measures that aim to keep more doctors in the state, especially focusing on rural areas where they are most needed. From loa...

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