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Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

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3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

Ensia

Laurie Mazur

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23 April 2019

De Soto, Missouri, United States

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Connecting residents affected by flooding to networks of expertise turns victims into activists. In De Soto, Missouri, the Citizen’s Committee for Flood Relief found support from Higher Ground, a nonprofit organizatio...

The New York Times

Margaret Renkl

22 April 2019

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In Nashville, a city better known for its music than its wildlife, a flock of sheep has become a tool for environmental preservation. It’s a way to “manage invasive vegetation in a safe, ecologically sensitive and cos...

High Country News

Sarah Tory

22 April 2019

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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The Kino Border Initiative is a volunteer binational organization that provides food, aid, and shelter for migrants crossing the border between Mexico and Arizona. The rate of asylum-seekers is steadily rising, and th...

The Colorado Sun

Nancy Lofholm

18 April 2019

Fruita, Colorado, United States

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A small city in Colorado turned an act of bigotry — someone publicly flying a Nazi flag — into an opportunity for growth for the city. Fruita considers itself a welcoming, inclusive community, so they seized upon this...

The Guardian

Hannah Devlin

12 April 2019

Greater London, England

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When people don't show up for an appointment, it can cost hospitals a lot of money and also unnecessarily increase wait times for other patients. A hospital in London is trying to reduce both the cost and wait problem...

The Trace

Brian Freskos

9 April 2019

Illinois, United States

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Following a mass shooting in Aurora, IL, lawmakers are introducing legislation that could make it harder for guns to be obtained by those who shouldn’t have them. The legislation proposes requiring fingerprints prior ...

Inkline

Julia Migné

8 April 2019

United Kingdom

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Making fashion sustainable requires a shift in the culture of the industry. Several brands and organizations are already working to change the unethical and unsustainable practices in fashion. From mobilizing hashtags...

CivicStory

Tina Kelley

4 April 2019

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

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Shortly following the 2018 Midterm elections in the U.S. House of Representatives, a group of legislators known as the Problem Solvers Caucus used their numbers to change House rules easing the passage of bipartisan l...

The Guardian

Ammar Kalia

3 April 2019

United Kingdom

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The organization, Level Up, has developed a new set of guidelines for reporting on domestic homicide in the U.K. Created through consultation with criminologists and survivors of domestic violence, the new guidelines ...

Eye On Ohio

Christopher Johnston

31 March 2019

Ohio, United States

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Across Ohio, legislators, organizations, and activists have improved prevention and response measures to sexual assault. The state has seen the opening of 14 new rape crisis centers, statewide legislation, increased s...

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Aaron Kunkler

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30 March 2019

British Columbia, Canada

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Making child care an electoral priority in British Columbia helped decrease the burden of costs for working parents. Childcare advocates directed the government’s attention to providing quality, affordable childcare s...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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26 March 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Masjid al-Rabia, a small mosque on the third floor of in a co-working space in downtown Chicago, is making waves as an untraditional prayer space. Not only is it woman-centered (not led), but their services are made a...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Courtney Tanner

26 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Specialized training for school resource officers improves the relationships between law enforcement agents and students. Following a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, Salt Lake City, its police departmen...

Washington Post

Samantha Schmidt

26 March 2019

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Female students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland took a stand inspired by the #MeToo movement when their male classmates circulated a list they had made ranking the girls on the basis of their looks. Wh...

The New York Times

Ellie Shechet

25 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Horticulture therapy uses relaxation and mindfulness to reduce stress, and even assist in recovery. While the application of horticultural activities and gardening in clinical therapy has existed for over a century, m...

High Country News

Jessica Lussenhop

25 March 2019

North Dakota, United States

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Native individuals and members of groups like Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women have taken it into their own hands to find members of their communities who have gone missing. Recognizing that decades-old legislati...

The New York Times

Somini Sengupta

25 March 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is doing its best to become net carbon neutral by 2025. With strong leadership from Mayor Frank Jenson, the city has installed wind turbines, a trash incinerator that will also help heat the city, and stron...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

24 March 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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The use of solitary confinement, or administrative segregation, in prisons is facing pushback across the country. In Alabama, a federal judge tasked the Department of Corrections to investigate how other states are re...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

21 March 2019

New Jersey, United States

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In South Jersey's Cumberland County, election officials played on one of the state's oldest football rivalries to increase voter turnout by launching the Turnout Trophy. The competition put fourteen towns against each...

CBC Radio

Terry O'Reilly

14 March 2019

South Africa

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Changing a culture of domestic violence begins with acknowledging the issue. The beer brand, Carling Black Label, generated a surge of media coverage and discussion surrounding the issue of domestic violence in South ...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

13 March 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In Portland, Oregon, a group of activists have come together to be the eyes for their community when it comes to oil train shipments. There is a surprising lack of transparency when it comes to moving crude oil by tra...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Amid the nationwide discussion surrounding gender non-discrimination and sexual misconduct at American universities, the University of Utah has taken a proactive approach to realign its Title IX policies. In addition ...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Orego...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding,...

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