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New York Magazine

Collier Meyerson

5 March 2019

New York, United States

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Birth and pregnancy coaches lessen the disproportionately high risk of death from complications in maternal care suffered by black women in the United States. Women in states that provide consultation with a doula, a ...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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1 March 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the Alma Brothers Smart Reentry program works to reduce the rate of recidivism by building relationships with those being released from jail and reentering society. By providing each man in the program w...

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Marisa Demarco

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21 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque Police Department knows that not all community members are apt to trust in officers, so the department created a new interdisciplinary team specifically focused on working with those people. Although this ...

Colorado Public Radio

Natalia Navarro

19 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, four communities are piloting a program that offers low-level drug or prostitution offenders an alternative to prison. This program, known as Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, matches the offender with ...

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Adele Peters

15 February 2019

Canada

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Talent Beyond Boundaries is an organization that connects refugees with specialized skillsets to employers who can offer them jobs (and visas) in Canada and Australia. For many such refugees, employers traditionally a...

The Huffington Post

Laura Paddison

8 February 2019

Finland

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In Finland, preliminary results from the country's first experiments with Universal Basic Income are being released - and while impacts on employment rates are still up in the air, providing a basic income seemed to i...

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Malcolm Burnley

4 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Riverside Correction Facility in Philadelphia has implemented a program that allows incarcerated new mothers the opportunity to both learn about the benefits of maintaining breast milk supply, and also provide it for ...

The Guardian

Senay Boztas

4 February 2019

The Hague, Netherlands

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The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, otherwise known as Europol, is using crowdsourcing to identify locations involved in both past and current child abuse cases. By posting unedited images onlin...

Politico

Sarah Karlin-Smith

27 January 2019

Butaro, Rwanda

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In rural Rwanda, a new medical university is offering coursework that understands that health care and health outcomes is deeply intertwined with issues of discrimination and equity. Classes include in-depth looks at ...

The Buffalo News

Maki Becker

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24 January 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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A rise in gun violence has lead the Buffalo, New York police department to change the way they respond to homicides. By forming a new unit that responds only to failed attempts at homicide, the department is now able ...

Politico

Benjamin Wermund

16 January 2019

Lynchburg, Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, a current program for free community college for all residents is overwhelmingly popular; the program has been framed as a necessary tool for job training and economic development, funded through lottery...

The Boston Globe

John R. Ellement

16 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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After a successful test run, Massachusetts residents can now text 911 in the event of an emergency where it's too dangerous to call. Although there are limitations this approach, known as the Next Generation 911 syste...

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Jennifer Guay

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9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

Smithsonian

Kristen A. Schmitt

8 January 2019

Pinedale, Wyoming, United States

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Aided by advanced GPS collar technology, scientists in Wyoming are mapping herd animal movement as they migrate across the state. Such efforts have helped planners and conservationists remove barriers and weigh develo...

Ensia

Hannah Thomasy

8 January 2019

Rialto, California, United States

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It turns out that bacteria can do a lot more than contaminate water--some species break down toxic chemicals and remove heavy metals. Active sites already clean water in states like Kansas, Utah, Texas, and California...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

4 January 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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In an attempt to retain teacher talent, the Santa Clara Unified School District has begun renting out apartments to teachers at subsidized rates so they can afford to stay and teach. While several cities across the co...

Smithsonian

Jason Daley

28 December 2018

Rockdale, Washington, United States

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In Washington State, wildlife overpasses and tunnels across I-90 are going a long way to reduce traffic collisions with animals. Even before its completion, coyotes and other animals are using one overpass to cross sa...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

27 December 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City Municipal Court deals with over 40,000 cases of domestic violence per year, but the implementation of a compliance docket aims to reduce how many of those offenders come back to court. By forming a relatio...

NPR

Cheryl Corley

25 December 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A women's prison in Washington has found success in a pilot program that trains inmates for nontraditional jobs, giving them the skills necessary to be a competitive applicant in fields such as welding. While this pro...

Next City

Rikha Sharma Rani

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21 December 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, The Bin gives homeless people a chance to store their valuables. “If I didn’t have this bin, I’d have to get rid of most of my stuff. These bins are really great to have.” Across the nation, other citi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

20 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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While any attempted solution to homelessness is admirable, it’s the ideas that include community that may be the most successful. This is the concept supported by Stephanie Sena, a professor at Villanova who has dedic...

NPR

Verónica Zaragovia

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19 December 2018

Quibdó, Chocó Department, Colombia

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One man's chocolate company in Bogotá is aiming to change the lives of farmers in the Chocó department of Colombia. Concerned about the rise in the country's coca production, the company helps farmers transition from ...

NPR

Anna Scott

13 December 2018

Los Angeles, United States

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In Los Angeles, the Host Home program is placing homeless youth in the homes of willing hosts. They share space, but don't necessarily have to share their lives and schedules, providing an opportunity for people to pu...

Associated Press

Manuel Valdes

12 December 2018

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, United States

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In Washington State, wildlife overpasses and tunnels across I-90 are going a long way to reduce traffic collisions with animals. Even before its completion, coyotes and other animals are using one overpass to cross sa...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In times of political gridlock, individuals have stepped up to make meaningful changes in their communities, with their solutions inspiring others around the world. From ground-up political action that decreased gerry...

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