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Madeleine Gregory

23 August 2019

United States

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The company, iFixit, is training college students to repair electronics and then create manuals so that others can do the same. The company has helped students make more than 30,000 guides and reaches 1.5 million user...

OPB

Jenn Chavez

18 August 2019

Wilsonville, Oregon, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In a collaboration with the Oregon Zoo, the Institute of Applied Ecology, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, women experiencing incarceration are helping sav...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

5 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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As the cost of fighting wildfires rises and the number of firefighters declines, Arizona found a solution: paying incarcerated men and women to do the same job for just five percent of the standard rate for firefighti...

Fox11 News

Mike Murad

28 July 2019

Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States

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When an individual has overdosed on opioids, there is a very limited amount of time to save their life which is why law enforcement officers in Green Bay, Wisconsin are now carrying Narcan nasal spray. “It’s a lifesav...

The New York Times

Julia Hotz

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18 July 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Feeling isolated often leads to increased feelings of loneliness, but is also a reason why new meet-ups such as Tea With Strangers are becoming widely used as a solution. Based on the idea that strangers can become mo...

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Colin Dwyer

17 July 2019

Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

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Libraries across the United States are expanding what they offer to not just include books, but also a host of social and human services. From stocking an anti-overdose drug to offering mental health services and lega...

NPR

Maggie Mullen

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20 June 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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In Wyoming, volunteers are given health care trainings to help them as caregivers to those with chronic illnesses who are too far away from a doctor to receive adequate care. That curriculum, along with support groups...

The Denver Post

Parth Upadhyaya

16 June 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Facing a shortage of youth sports league officials due to difficult parents and other less than ideal working conditions, an organization called Protect the Game is recruiting veterans by offering them free training, ...

Washington Post

Peter Holley

3 June 2019

Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

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As former inmates face the immense challenge of finding employment post-incarceration, some have turned to YouTube as a way of turning their stories into financial security. With just a handful of prison channels garn...

Albuquerque Journal

Matthew Reisen

3 June 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, the Peer Education Project is giving incarcerated individuals the opportunity to teach their peers. The program – a collaboration between Project ECHO and the New Mexico Corrections Department – has emp...

KQED

Mary Franklin Harvin

29 May 2019

San Quentin, California, United States

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Quentin Cooks, a culinary program embedded within the San Quentin State Prison, is giving inmates necessary training and support to avoid recidivism and build a career in the food industry. The program teaches culinar...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

27 May 2019

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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The Cybersecurity industry in Colorado has started recruiting and training veterans, finding that ex-military members gave what it takes to combat digital "bad guys" and other cybersecurity issues. While Colorado has ...

The New York Times

Denise Grady

20 May 2019

United States

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For doctors, reading CT scans can be time consuming and the readings aren't always accurate. In a possible move towards better efficiency, researchers from Google are collaborating with several medical centers to use ...

KQED

Sonja Hutson

20 May 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, CA, two men deemed the Pothole Vigilantes have paired up to fix every pothole in the city. Made possible by crowdfunding the venture, the two have now developed public meetups to teach others how to fix po...

Government Technology

Zack Quaintance

17 May 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Low-code applications assist in modernizing governmental software systems. A development platform that allows people who have little coding experience to easily digitize processes has allowed New Orleans and the Orlea...

Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

15 May 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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San Mateo County’s coastside residents have created their own, volunteer-based disaster response system. Considering that they make up just 5% of the county’s population, and are just as much at risk for natural disas...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

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14 May 2019

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States

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Accessing preventative health care, such as routine mammograms, is often dictated by socioeconomic levels and geographical boundaries. To change this, an engineer sought out technology and partnerships that eventually...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

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30 April 2019

Zimbabwe

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Depression and anxiety impact people across socioeconomic levels and geographic boundaries, despite being thought of as mostly isolated to wealthier western regions. Because training mental health professionals can be...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Sahalie Donaldson

29 April 2019

Draper, Utah, United States

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To reduce stress and anxiety and manage anger and addictions, prison facilities in Utah are introducing prisoner-taught yoga classes. Although not without its complications, such as limited resources, prison guards ha...

NPR

Emily Corwin

27 April 2019

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is home to many senior patients with serious medical needs, but doesn't have enough nursing homes to accommodate. Now, some people are opening their homes to the elderly and providing necessary services - whil...

The Telegraph

Joe Wallen

25 April 2019

Odisha, India

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As malaria rates continue to rise in many countries, Odisha, India stands out against the trend. Thanks largely in part to this state's three-part approach that includes distributing long-lasting insecticidal nets, ma...

Granite State News Collaborative

Annmarie Timmins

24 April 2019

New Hampshire, United States

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New Hampshire has a lack of reliable public transportation which often impacts those seeking medical attention, so facilities are taking matters into their own hands. Although it's yet to be determined how long these ...

U.S. News & World Report

Joseph P. Williams

15 April 2019

Inglewood, California, United States

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The African American community is disproportionately impacted by high blood pressure, but barbershops across Los Angeles County are stepping up to fill a gap between diagnosis and care. The businesses offer a detectio...

Civil Eats

Julia Hotz

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12 April 2019

Boone County, Kentucky, United States

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With the average age of the American farmer at 57.5 and the number of farmers over 65 outnumbering farmers under 35 by a factor of 6 to 1, many are worried about a severe shortage of ecologically-minded young farmers ...

NationSwell

Joshua O'Connor

2 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Police departments across the country are seeing decreased funding – but an increase in public participation. Volunteers in Public Service, or VIPs, have stepped in to help fill the gaps in staffing left by budget cut...

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