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Vail Daily

Kelli Duncan

9 September 2021

Eagle, Colorado, United States

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Eagle County's two problem-solving courts put treatment ahead of punishment when addressing crimes committed by people with substance abuse problems. Originally set up as one court, they now function separately to add...

News48

Francesco Ciampa

7 September 2021

Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy

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Magna Graecia University partnered with prison administrators in Catanzaro, Italy, to help two incarcerated men find a form of rehabilitation by writing their own lives' stories. In a process called autoethnography, t...

San Francisco Chronicle

Rachel Swan

7 September 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland Ceasefire's "delicate architecture" balancing law enforcement and community-based responses to gun violence, which seemed to have helped lower the city's gun violence by half since 2012, came crashing down dur...

Triad City Beat

Sayaka Matsuoka

1 September 2021

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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Greensboro's version of the Cure Violence program, called Gate City Coalition, has helped reduce homicides nearly to zero in the two neighborhoods where it operates. At a time of escalated gun violence, the Cure Viole...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

27 August 2021

China

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China’s path to officially eliminating malaria began in the 1950s when a scientist in a government-funded program discovered the ancient Chinese herb Wormwood had been used to treat symptoms for centuries and went on ...

Belt Magazine

Nina Misuraca Ignaczak

30 July 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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After the 2008 economic recession hit, Carla Walker-Miller shifted her energy services business model to not only supply electrical equipment but also implement energy efficiency programs for communities of color in D...

The Washington Post

Amanda Monthei

Zoeann Murphy

Lo Bénichou

Shikha Subramaniam

Dylan Moriarty

29 July 2021

Seeley Lake, Montana, United States

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Regular burns of forests in the American West historically occurred naturally or as a forest management tactic by Indigenous people, but suppressing all fires has been the predominant policy for well over a century. A...

Sacramento Bee

Jeong Park

Cameron Clark

27 July 2021

California, United States

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Employment programs that provide extra benefits such as paid training, books, childcare, and rent incentives allow people to switch to jobs in fields that pay living wages. Sacramento’s Digital UpSkill and Jobs Plus a...

The Imprint

Elizabeth Amon

21 July 2021

Ferndale, Washington, United States

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The Lummi Tribal council created Sche'lang'en Village to provide a supportive community for Native families that have been torn apart by the foster system, drugs, or domestic violence. The more than 30 families accept...

Gambit

Sarah Ravits

19 July 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Home by Hand is a nonprofit that’s working to mitigate the effects of climate change on home ownership. Storm damage, high utility bills due to extreme weather, and the loss of housing stock due to Hurricane Katrina h...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Dovilė Lisauskaitė

19 July 2021

Netherlands

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University students in the Netherlands are able to qualify for stipends, loans, and employment regardless of their country of origin. Students can claim a subsidy of 413 euros as long as their family's combined incom...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

16 July 2021

Monterey County, California, United States

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Casa de Noche Buena is a homeless shelter that takes a housing-first approach to providing services, which means almost anyone can find help there. Along with a place to sleep, the shelter also provides wraparound ser...

WTVR-TV

Shannon Lilly

14 July 2021

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Bridging the Gap is a violence prevention program at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center that emphasizes treating more than the physical wounds of gunshot victims. Starting in the hospital and continuing a...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

Allison Frost

9 July 2021

Bend, Oregon, United States

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Youth in Oregon who get court-ordered rehabilitation as an alternative to youth detention might end up at the J Bar J Ranch, which despite its name is less a working ranch than a boarding school with individual counse...

Pioneers Post

Laura Joffre

2 July 2021

Senegal

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The Gambia river which rests in Sahel, the region between the Sahara desert and the African rainforest, used to be extremely fertile, farmers could live of the land. Yet, climate change and years of deforestation have...

The Discourse

Shalu Mehta

2 July 2021

Langford, British Columbia, Canada

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A new rent-to-own development is providing an affordable housing option. Known as My Belmont, the new solution is combining affordability with walkability as well as access to public transportation - a combination tha...

BBC

Ellen Nemitz

29 June 2021

Brazil

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A company in Brazil has found a new way to cut carbon emissions from growing beef by planting more eucalyptus trees. According to research, planting eucalyptus trees among the grazing areas reduces the carbon footprin...

Pi Media

Chen Wei Hannah

26 June 2021

Iraq

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The Nahrein Network funds projects that strengthen Iraq’s cultural and heritage infrastructure. Many grantees have deep historical knowledge of cultural preservation but haven’t been able to access funding due to sanc...

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...

Gothamist

Elizabeth Kim

21 June 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Stand Up to Violence is the only street-outreach gun-violence-prevention program in New York that centers its work in hospitals. Street outreach is a policing alternative that uses former gang members and formerly inc...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

21 June 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia Financial Scholars is bringing financial literacy to students and their families as well. Students are taught about credit scores, bank accounts, and budgets, as well as entrepreneurial skills through an ...

The Boston Globe

David Scharfenberg

18 June 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In the Boston area, the Roca organization intervenes before young men commit violence. Its "relentless outreach" approach is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, an approach that helps people recognize and change th...

Prism

Umme Hoque

16 June 2021

United States

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All over the country, students are using the internet to call out racism. Young people are publishing open letters, creating Change.org petitions and Google Docs “with lists of racist people in their classes, and usin...

Prism

Sravya Tadepalli

14 June 2021

United States

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In 2019, close to half, or 45 percent of white students scored proficient or above in reading comprehension, compared to 18 percent of Black fourth graders, and 23 percent of Latinx fourth graders. However, research s...

The Front

Lauren Gallup

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Payton Gift

14 June 2021

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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Research shows that online training isn’t successful at changing attitudes or beliefs on sexual assault. This article takes an in-depth look at EverFi, an online sexual assault module that students at Western Washingt...

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