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National Geographic

Alec Jacobson

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3 May 2019

Kasensero, Uganda

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To reduce illegal fishing on Lake Victoria, Uganda overhauled management systems and sent in soldiers, who seized and burned illicit gear. Fish stocks appear to be rebounding, and outside investors are bringing in new...

The Seattle Times

Tom James

24 April 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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A Washington state bill aims to take action on the disproportionate rates of sexual assault committed against Indigenous women. The bill seeks to clarify the criminal jurisdiction boundaries placed on tribal lands and...

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 ...

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...

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David Singer

2 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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Local governments in Maine support small businesses in order to boost the economy throughout the state. With Small Businesses Development Centers scattered throughout the state, businesses and entrepreneurs are able t...

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...

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 Marshall Project

Eli Hager

14 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Around the country, states like California, New Jersey, and Maryland are implementing legislation that eliminates the cash bail system. While this is one way of addressing that system’s growing unpopularity, New York ...

Next City

Rachel Kaufman

26 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Using an algorithm designed by Code for America, the city of San Francisco has been able to identify and start the process of expunging almost 10,000 marijuana-related convictions. While the initiative has faced some ...

The New York Times

Matthew Desmond

21 February 2019

Emeryville, United States

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Economists have often debated the positives of a higher minimum wage in the United States as a matter of productivity, profits, and losses but in this article, Matthew Desmond explores another way that the success of...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shirin Jaafari

20 February 2019

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Changes in the law and social expectations encourage women in Saudi Arabia to enter the workforce outside of the home. With sales-representative positions now open to Saudi women, more women are entering the workforce...

Yes! Magazine

Maureen O'Hagan

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15 February 2019

Portland, United States

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In Portland, legislation to legalize marijuana also includes a provision to provide funds specifically to marijuana businesses run by those disproportionately impacted by the "war on drugs." Now, Portland offers compe...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

14 February 2019

United States

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As police departments across the country face a shortage in recruitments, states like Tennessee and Colorado have lifted the ban on non-citizens from becoming officers. As a result, jurisdictions that allow this hav...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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12 February 2019

Seattle, United States

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Washington State is pioneering savings accounts for people with disabilities that won't penalize them for saving for financial stability by barring them from essential federal aid programs. The accounts are tax-free a...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarah Toth Stub

5 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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An Israeli Facebook group serves as a women's network for current or former prostitutes seeking help and support. The Hebrew-language group, called Lo Omdot Mineged, provides help in many forms, ranging from crowdsour...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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16 January 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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The collection and analysis of data is a crucial first step in revealing and addressing areas of racial inequality in cities. Using the methodology of a 2015 New York City program designed to study metrics of inequali...

INDY Week

Sarah Willets

15 January 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Durham County relieved hundreds of outstanding traffic fines in an effort to restore suspended driver's licenses. The program, called Durham Expungement and Restoration (DEAR), "identified more than 11,000 people elig...

Grady Newsource

Kristen Adaway

6 January 2019

Athens, United States

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In Athens, Georgia, an ombudsman program for long-term care residents at senior and nursing homes is holding institutions accountable and ensuring that residents' complaints are heard. The program comes from a require...

Atlas Obscura

Lola Mendez

3 January 2019

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

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San Pedro La Laguna, a town in Guatemala, has banned single use plastics including plastic bags and straws after realizing that plastic pollution was ruining the ecosystem of Lake Atitlan and that a new waste facility...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

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2 January 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In a post-Standing Rock economic era, cities like Seattle and Philadelphia look to the Bank of North Dakota as an example of a successful public banking structure. While public banking is a large undertaking for many ...

CityLab

Tracey Lindeman

27 December 2018

Oslo, Norway

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Norway's incentives for buyers of electric vehicles have been incredibly successful: half of all cars sold in the country are now either hybrid or completely electric. However, there is concern that success won't last...

Reason

Christian Britschgi

14 November 2018

California, United States

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In California, Proposition 103 – a decades-old ballot initiative – disincentivizes homeowners affected by wildfires to rebuild in less fire-prone zones. The proposition – which can only be reversed through another bal...

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Kizito Makoye

13 November 2018

Tanzania

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Indigenous people in Tanzania are using “legal expertise, political pressure and smart solutions like land mapping to win back plots — and then secure them — from corporations they accuse of using loopholes to grab te...

BBC

Sam Judah

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6 November 2018

Kenya

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Countries across the world are aiming to reduce their plastic waste. African countries, however, are leading the way with a variety of techniques. Kenya in particular has taken one of the most drastic approaches by ha...

Scalawag

Michael Cooper

15 October 2018

North Carolina, United States

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Twenty years ago, five, poor, rural counties sued the state of North Carolina for failing to provide students with a good education, and won. In 1997 the Chief Justice Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of the plainti...

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