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Associated Press

Ignatius Ssuuna

13 August 2020

Rwanda

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Researchers in Rwanda are using a mathematical approach as part of pooled testing to determine the number of cases of coronavirus in the country and slow the circulation rate. The algorithm they've developed "makes th...

The Boston Globe

Mary Ann Sorrentino

13 August 2020

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Restaurants in Providence, Rhode Island are "repurposing parking lots, waterfronts, and any adjacent land where an al fresco meal can be savored, public health preserved, and restaurant profits protected" during the c...

TalkPoverty.org

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

13 August 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Portland-based Beyond These Walls, which connects LGBTQ people in Oregon and Washington who are incarcerated to the outside world, created a crisis phone line to provide emotional support during COVID-19, and to serve...

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Jhesset Enano

9 August 2020

Davao City, Philippines

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Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Eagle Foundation is turning to digital tools and the internet to continue their work of saving the critically endangered species. Since March, the orga...

Montana Free Press

Johnathan Hettinger

3 August 2020

Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States

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A partnership between Montana State University and Seattle-based Waypoint Health Innovations is helping bring virtual mental health services to rural communities in Montana. Although the program has only been in resea...

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

23 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Ready4K has turned into a successful combination of technology and education for the San Francisco Unified School District, and for many more schools and districts, after educators saw the effectiveness and accessibil...

Kaiser Health News

Phil Galewitz

Matt Volz

23 July 2020

Helena, Montana, United States

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To better serve those who have been tested for coronavirus, but have experienced a significant delay in receiving their results, states across the nation are experimenting with distributing the load of tests to variou...

The TRiiBE

Alex Nitkin

22 July 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After tense negotiations and protests, the Coalition for a CBA (Community Benefits Agreement) and the mayor of Chicago agreed to an ordinance guaranteeing a percentage of affordable housing for tenants making below 50...

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James A. Anderson

20 July 2020

Austria

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Research shows that voting at a young age leads to lifelong civic engagement and several cities and countries have lowered their voting ages. In the handful of democracies that allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote, they...

Science/AAAS

Elizabeth Pennisi

15 July 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Due to the pandemic, university professors teaching field and lab work courses are rethinking ways to provide what was formerly a strictly in-person, hands-on experience. In New Hampshire staff at a marine laboratory ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Conor Morris

14 July 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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A new initiative in Cleveland, Ohio aims to increase Covid-19 testing access in communities where social determinants of health pose a barrier to accessing testing sites. The initiative, which complements other city-w...

The Boulder Monitor

John Blodgett

14 July 2020

Whitehall, Montana, United States

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In Whitehall, Montana, a senior center and a nonprofit that helps rehabilitate individuals with brain injuries joined together to enhance public transportation services for "multiple constiuencies," including rural, e...

Pressenza

Kathrin Glosel

13 July 2020

Finland

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Finland, the only EU country with declining homelessness, uses a “Housing First” program to provide homes for people living on the streets with no preconditions. Nonprofits manage long-term housing and, once in homes,...

BBC

Mehreen Zahra-Malik

13 July 2020

Pakistan

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The Pakistani government uses technology, like a state-owned TV channel that broadcasts content for grades 1-12 and apps sourced for free by ed-tech companies, to help the over 50 million school children without broad...

KQED

Kara Newhouse

13 July 2020

San Jose, California, United States

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Educators in California are exploring "looping" as a way to offer students and families some semblance of stability and continuity as schools prepare for what's to come amid the pandemic. Looping means a teacher, or a...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

13 July 2020

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

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¡Salud! mobile clinics were a vital factor in keeping farm workers in Oregon vineyards safe during the national health crisis. The nonprofit is supported by the state's wine industry and has provided primary care well...

Mission Local

Lydia Chavez

10 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Latino Task Force emerged in response to Covid-19 and has effectively provided services to the Mission District’s Latinx community. Formed by longtime grassroots activists turned influential community leaders, the...

Bitterroot

Ross Coyle

10 July 2020

Utah, United States

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In 2016, court ordered redistricting gave Navajo nation residents in San Juan County fairer representation and required in-person polling locations and translation assistance. Shortly after, the Bear Ears National Mon...

Mongabay

Stephanie Hanes

8 July 2020

United States

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With the growing trend in regenerative agriculture, Propagate Ventures is working with farmers to transition them from conventional agriculture to agroforestry. This technique focuses on incorporating trees into farml...

Sahan Journal

Hibah Ansari

8 July 2020

St. James, Minnesota, United States

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The Minnesota Department of Health is working with local advocacy groups to provide free Covid-19 testing at pop-up testing sites in communities where immigrants or undocumented residents live. The state-sponsored tes...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

8 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Mosaic Development Partners (MDP) seeks to create wealth for the black community in Philadelphia by providing affordable housing and creating opportunities in neighborhoods that are considered risky investments for ty...

Kensington Voice

Solmaira Valerio

7 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Step Up to the Plate is a collaborative effort of local organizations that began as a way to help those experiencing food insecurity due to Covid-19. Three outdoor sites have expanded to provide free meals, mental hea...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

6 July 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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A pilot program has successfully launched an alternative-schedule employment initiative that eliminates barriers for employees who are kept out of the workforce because they are unable to work full time. Obstacles suc...

Geekwire

Lisa Stiffler

1 July 2020

Washington, United States

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Common Power has over 2,000 volunteers, mostly white retirees, who reach out to voters and lobby elected officials for things like widespread mail-in ballots. The small, racially diverse paid staff run many traditiona...

Apolitical

Ian Wylie

29 June 2020

Syria

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Digital platforms allow Syrian doctors living abroad to assist over-burdened local doctors deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Conflict has severely limited Syria's health services, so NGOs use online platforms like Zoom...

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