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The New York Times

Julie Weed

22 April 2019

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As the number of people over 60 years old continues to rise, airports and hotels around the country are implementing features and senior-friendly design into their spaces. Some of the changes are simple – new benches,...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

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22 April 2019

Medford, Massachusetts, United States

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In an effort to promote safe driving, a local artist painted a three-dimensional crosswalk near an elementary school. The idea came from school-aged children, noticing the intersection needed improvements, who brought...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Frank Wiley

15 April 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Systemic issues like redlining, re-entry after incarceration, and addiction have left many people in search of affordable and sustainable housing options. Cleveland’s Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries is rehabbing home...

Montana Public Radio

Edward O'Brien

15 April 2019

Missoula, Montana, United States

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The Montana State Government designated funding toward a Supporting Housing pilot program that aims to help offenders experience a smooth re-entry into society after they get out of prison. Though the state is looking...

NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

14 April 2019

United States

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Lockdown and active shooter drills have become commonplace in schools across the country. What is supposed to be a protective measure for children has been showing an increase in anxiety and trauma. With no standard m...

Vox

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Christophe Haubursin

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12 April 2019

Halden, Norway

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Halden Prison in Norway has re-designed itself so that the look and feel of prison life isn’t an added punishment to restricted freedom. Designers took into consideration the role campus design plays in promoting or d...

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 ...

Yes! Magazine

Carla Bell

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9 April 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, a new program is offering homeownership for just $1 per square foot to marginalized and vulnerable people, including those who are unhoused, people with disabilities, or the formerly incarcerated. After pr...

Yes! Magazine

Keith Griffith

9 April 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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For people driving with suspended licenses, doing so can entrench them in a cycle of unpaid fines, unemployment, and, ultimately, poverty. Stand With Dignity – a grassroots, community organizing group in New Orleans –...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Online buyers of sex now have a great chance of running into the NYPD's latest initiative to combat trafficking amongst prostitution: a chatbot called Freedom Signal. Originated by an organization called Seattle Again...

WABC-TV (ABC 7 NY)

CeFaan Kim

5 April 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, NJ, kids are opting to stay late at school on Friday nights to hang out. This is possible because of West Side High School’s Lights On program, created to give students structured entertainment and to prote...

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Ariel Rothfield

4 April 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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The Kansas City police department has been transforming how they interact with city residents. Through a community policing initiative, police officers are now deeply embedded within their neighborhoods in an effort t...

NPR

Jenifer McKim

3 April 2019

New York, United States

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New York City has pioneered one of the nation's first programs to provide free legal services to low-income tenants under threat of eviction. Recent studies have indicated that evictions declined more in cities that h...

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...

Al Jazeera

Anna-Catherine Brigida

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30 March 2019

San Salvador, El Salvador

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Preventing sexual violence against women begins with men. In a country faced with a high incidence of gender-based violence, Masculinities for Peace, a non-governmental organization, is working to change the norms of ...

Wyoming Public Media

Maggie Mullen

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29 March 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Changing the status quo surrounding gender-based violence in the United States involves engaging men. The non-profit SAFE Project in Laramie, Wyoming, focuses on creating an informative and educational environment whe...

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Marisa Demarco

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28 March 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Having unlit streets can lead to crime, injuries, and in some cases, death. After years of asking the city of Albuquerque to light their street, the community group, Light the District has started doing it on their ow...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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28 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Formerly incarcerated individuals, community leaders, and members of San Francisco’s District Attorney’s office, have joined forces to create an advisory board. The collaborative meets to discuss the DA’s work, share ...

The California Sunday Magazine

Elizabeth Weil

27 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Five Keys Charter School was the first in the U.S. to open in a jail. Now, the school operates a bus, or traveling classroom, that parks in San Francisco's most under-resourced communities to offer residents, many off...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

26 March 2019

Ecuador

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When faced with a rise in gang violence, Ecuador tried an approach that was in complete opposition to "zero tolerance," the methodology America has been attempting to use to tackle the problem. Rather than target gang...

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...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

22 March 2019

Beira, Mozambique

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Climate change is causing storms to intensify across the world, resulting in mass destruction that ruins peoples homes. Mozambique has recently experienced this reality when a tropical storm resulted in a massive floo...

The Marshall Project

Maurice Chammah

22 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York City plans to close the eight jail complex located on Rikers Island and replace it with a series of four smaller, community-integrated facilities in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. While the admin...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

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20 March 2019

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, a state law requiring the use of a screening tool is being used to combat sex trafficking at the individual level. The screening tool identifies and offers support and protection to victims of sex traffic...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

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18 March 2019

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Strategies for combatting sexual harassment in housing across the United States begin with increased awareness and reporting. With incidents of sexual harassment in housing chronically underreported since the passing...

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