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New Mexico In Depth

Jeff Proctor

1 June 2020

New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico criminal justice officials joined forces to lower local jail populations by one-third in just 11 weeks, a rushed COVID-19 response that not only seems to have prevented widespread illness but also led law e...

Impact Storytelling

Emma Whalen

1 June 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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The Montrose Center in Texas, which provides LGBTQ support services, has turned to the use of technology to keep resources available during the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual support groups have been one of their most ...

Staten Island Advance

Jordan Hafizi

31 May 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Dance, karate, and music instructors in Staten Island, New York are adapting and shifting the ways they deliver lessons to work within the virtual landscape their students, and the rest of society, are living in due t...

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Deborah Sullivan Brennan

31 May 2020

California, United States

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As teachers have shifted their classrooms to remote learning during the pandemic, the challenge of keeping students actively engaged and interested remains. For some teachers in California this included enhancing less...

Religion News Service

Daysha Eaton

30 May 2020

Alaska, United States

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To the Gwich’in Athabascan people living inside the Arctic Circle in Alaska, the decades-long fight against oil drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) represents more than an environmental struggle: I...

CNN

Nectar Gan

30 May 2020

Vietnam

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Thanks to a speedy early containment effort, rigorous contact tracing and quarantine policies, and effective public communications, Vietnam suffered zero COVID-19 deaths through the first four-plus months of the crisi...

Equal Times

Oscar Espinosa

Laura Fornell

29 May 2020

Kerala, India

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The local government in Kerala implemented swift and aggressive measures to contain the coronavirus, within three days of learning that China was experiencing an outbreak. The success of the state is largely due to th...

#Kizola

Antonio Capalandanda

29 May 2020

South Africa

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South Africa took decisive steps to contain the spread of Covid-19, including closing borders, requiring strict social distancing, and making screening and testing available nationwide. The lock-down, however, made ci...

The Trace

Jennifer Mascia

Katlyn Alo

29 May 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Domestic abuse risks are on the rise, at a time of social isolation, economic disruption, and gun-buying, and so Wayne County, Michigan, court officials responded to the closing of their courthouses by allowing people...

The Local DK

Emma Firth

28 May 2020

Denmark

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Starting in mid-April, Denmark welcomed its students back to school with new hand washing stations, extra sinks, spaced out desks, and some classes outside. After initial hesitance from some parents, the thorough appr...

The Notebook

Neena Hagen

28 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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As high schoolers across the nation grapple with the stress of the sudden shift to online learning, unstable home environments, and for some students the toll of coronavirus on family members, school counselors are lo...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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28 May 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Librarians’ skills have proved critical to San Francisco’s pandemic response, in roles ranging from translating to communicating public-health announcements, but especially contact tracing. The city’s largest-ever act...

Sojourners

Megan Janetsky

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28 May 2020

Tijuana, Mexico

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To continue serving tens of thousands of refugees stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border during the pandemic, shelters have collaborated on an improvised system to deliver food aid, emergency hotel accommodations, and legal ...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

28 May 2020

Khonoma, Nagaland, India

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Despite the lockdown and loss of tourism income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the village of Kohonoma in India has been able to maintain a high level of food security for its people. Because of previous legal changes ...

KPBS Public Media

Jason Beaubien

27 May 2020

New Zealand

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Taking swift action, quickly banning all incoming visitors, remaining apolitical, articulating a coherent and straightforward plan to follow, and connecting with citizens by being approachable and appealing to their s...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

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27 May 2020

Wyoming, United States

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The Sweetwater County school district in Southeastern Wyoming is distributing meals to students around the county, while addressing obstacles some families may face due to lack of transportation or conflicting work sc...

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Mona Gable

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26 May 2020

New Mexico, United States

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Across Navajo Nation, young people are coming together to protect their elders through grassroots efforts and campaigns. They’ve created online campaigns, like Protect the Sacred and #NavajoStrong to help provide accu...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jason Laughlin

26 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia's local government and health care providers are working to improve access to health care and coronavirus testing in minority and low-income neighborhoods. While a testing center is the newest addition to...

The Trace

Ann Givens

26 May 2020

Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

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After a 14-year-old girl in Jonesboro, Ark., accidentally shot and killed a friend, local activists distributed hundreds of fliers promoting safe gun storage strategies that have been proven to save lives. They gained...

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Matt Field

26 May 2020

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Princeton University's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project launched a tracking effort to document COVID-19 disinformation worldwide. Created by a network of students tapping into fact-checking sites and other social...

Next City

Jared Brey

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26 May 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The pandemic has left many tenants facing the possibility of foreclosure or eviction in Chicago, prompting the Department of Housing to allocate funds for owners of affordable housing properties. The city was faced wi...

The Daily Collegian

Christina Baker

25 May 2020

Bellefont, Pennsylvania, United States

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Centre County, Pa., jail officials limited the spread of coronavirus inside its facility with extensive testing of all incarcerated people and staff, isolating those with the virus, barring visitors, and working with ...

Equal Times

Carmen Grau

25 May 2020

Matsudo, Japan

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Japan's model of prioritizing societal care for their elderly has helped the country achieve the highest life expectancy and be named the healthiest population in the world. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic, the coun...

NBC News

Erik Ortiz

24 May 2020

Monument Valley, Utah, United States

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As a response to the way in which the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted food supply chains, especially in remote parts of the Navajo Nation, the new “Seeds and Sheep” program is mailing seeds to families so they can gro...

Los Angeles Magazine

Marissa Gluck

23 May 2020

United States

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Artist and activist Warren Neidich organized drive-by art exhibits in two cities to help unemployed artists and communities feeling isolated during the Covid-19 related shutdown. Inspired by drive-by birthday, graduat...

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