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Mother Jones

Becca Andrews

March-April 2021 Issue

Georgia, United States

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The domestic worker advocacy group, Care in Action, fell short in their goal to elect Stacey Abrams in 2018, which motivated them to mobilize an effective GOTV campaign in 2020. Over 250 of their members canvassed loc...

The Counter

Katarina Zimmer

18 February 2021

United States

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To weather the uncertainties of the pandemic and geopolitical trade disputes, many small, locally-operated fisheries in the United States have upended the way they do business by selling their catches directly to cons...

The Guardian

Damian Carrington

11 February 2021

United Kingdom

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Pet cats kill about 100 million animals a year in the United Kingdom, so to discourage the behavior, and protect mice, rabbits, and birds, scientists conducted an experiment with over 300 household cats. They found th...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Kenechi Anigbogu

Gianluca D’Elia

Kamilah Williams

10 February 2021

Arizona, United States

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Amid the pandemic, doctors and case managers have had to introduce new ways to provide care for those with HIV. In Arizona, that has included an introduction of telehealth, drive-thru testings sites, and mobilizing a ...

Gizmodo

Jody Serrano

5 February 2021

Galveston, Texas, United States

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A nonprofit is taking discarded oyster shells from restaurants and giving them a new purpose as homes for marine life in Galveston, Texas. The Galveston Bay Foundation started an oyster recycling program, which have n...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rina Chandran

4 February 2021

New Delhi, India

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Because of internet shutdowns, six friends created a bilingual newspaper to document and record the farmer protests in India. Thousands of farmers have been protesting for weeks about the government’s new agricultural...

Civil Eats

Elizabeth Hewitt

4 February 2021

Vermont, United States

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Vermont approved coronavirus relief funding for immigrants who did not qualify for federal aid in the first round of the CARES Act. Migrant farm workers play a vital role in Vermont’s dairy industry and were hailed as...

Transitions Online

Tina (Tiko) Tsomaia

Ia Shalamberidze

2 February 2021

Georgia

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Across Georgia, a community-based mental health care approach has decreased both the duration and frequency of hospitalization for clients. This approach relies on mental health and other healthcare specialists delive...

Filter

Doug Johnson

1 February 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, the Sidewalk Project gives unhoused people gifts of marijuana to ease their anxiety and to show kindness. Since its start in the spring of 2020, the group has gifted gram-sized portions of weed nearly ...

The Seattle Times

Dahlia Bazzaz

1 February 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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A school in the city of Port Angeles has been reopened since October 2020, it offers valuable pandemic lessons for other schools that are in the process of reopening. Aside from logistical things like temperature chec...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

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West Virginia has implemented a digital platform that allows residents to sign up for notifications if leftover doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available for use near them. Although the system is only accessible to ...

Euronews

Rosie Frost

28 January 2021

United States

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The growing account known as “EcoTok” on the social media app TikTok is working to expose more people to data about the climate crisis and tackle scientific misinformation. With more than 80,000 followers and 1.2 mill...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Elizabeth Heubeck

28 January 2021

Danbury, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut’s school-based health centers, which offer medical and behavioral health care to children, have been able to remain open during the pandemic by using a mix of on-site and telehealth options. Although servi...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

28 January 2021

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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In Battle Creek, Michigan, a church has turned to holding online Sunday service during the pandemic, and in doing so, has gained a larger congregation. While there are limitations to attending online services, and som...

Crosscut

David Kroman

Sara Bernard

28 January 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Like many cities, Seattle is looking to Eugene, Oregon, for a model to shift resources from police to unarmed crisis responders handling 911 calls about mental health, addiction, family conflict, and other non-crimina...

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Billy Jean Louis

26 January 2021

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Diversity in Recovery created an inclusive space for the LGBTQ community, Black and Indigenous people, people of color, and allies, many of whom report negative experiences because of their race, sexuality, and/or gen...

WBEZ

María Inés Zamudio

26 January 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Promotoras de salud, also known as community health workers, are helping to connect Latino immigrants with reliable and factual information about COVID-19. Using a peer-to-peer outreach model, a team of seven promotor...

KXAN-TV

Arezow Doost

24 January 2021

Waco, Texas, United States

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A handful of schools across Texas are implementing a telehealth program known as SchoolMed Virtual Care for Families to better serve their student body. The program pairs a virtual doctor with the school's in-person n...

BBC

David Silverberg

22 January 2021

United Kingdom

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Quick Response (QR) codes have become a popular way to conduct contactless business, and even contact tracing, during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and retail stores allow customers to order and pay by scannin...

Associated Press

Christine Fernando

21 January 2021

United States

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Although many mutual aid networks have formed to serve a need during the coronavirus pandemic, the concept has been in practice for centuries and has "deep roots in communities of color." While these grassroots commun...

The Guardian

Chris Baraniuk

19 January 2021

Namibia

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Tens of thousands of vulnerable bird species have been saved over the last decade thanks to new equipment that has been installed by Namibian fishing boats. By fitting colorful hosepipe to lines towed behind boats, a ...

Eugene Weekly

Jade Yamazaki Stewart

14 January 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Providing people with housing and then giving them the services they need to stay housed is also a very effective way to save tax-payer money. Reducing chronic homeless through programs like The Madrone Project helps ...

The Hechinger Report

Javeria Salman

14 January 2021

Iraq

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Hello Future is a non-profit teaching digital literacy at a refugee camp in Iraq. The program aims to teach refugees aged 13-18 marketable skills, and does so through "mobile-first" initiatives, where "90% of the prog...

Global Press Journal

Evidence Chenjerai

14 January 2021

Zimbabwe

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As part of the coronavirus lockdown in Zimbabwe, people were banned from visiting prisons, but a mobile app has allowed relatives to send supplies to those who are incarcerated via their cellphone. This newest initiat...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

13 January 2021

Wisconsin, United States

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The state of Wisconsin has launched a pilot initiative that aims to help farmers who are dealing with job stressors access mental health services including "a 24-hour wellness hotline, tele-counseling sessions and vou...

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