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Marrisa J. Lang

Arelis R. Hernández

11 September 2018

United States

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Immigrant Families Together is a coalition of volunteers trying reunify parents and children that were seperated due to the Donald Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy. They are paying for bonds, releasing i...

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Keith Alexander

6 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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The Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act was passed is a D.C. law that allows people who commited a crime before the age of 18 to have their sentences reduced if they’ve served at least 20 years in prison. The law wa...

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Jessica Contrera

3 September 2018

United States

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In the 1900s Lewis Hine posed as a bible salesman so he could get inside factories and take pictures of child workers. At the time children from 10-15 were put to work, and had no legal protections. Years later his p...

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Katherine Shaver

27 August 2018

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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How do you make a public space inviting so people will gather, but also safe from the growing danger of attackers using vehicles to ram large numbers of people? Many cities have responded to such attacks with concrete...

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Nick Anderson

25 August 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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A Harvard study found that, in Boston, 10 to 20 percent of college-bound high school graduates weren't actually ending up enrolling in college. Researchers think they might have found a partial solution to what is kno...

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Timothy Pratt

3 August 2018

South Fulton, Georgia, United States

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South Fulton is the only city in the U.S. to put black women in charge of it’s criminal justice system—from the judge, to the prosecutor, to the public defender. “The result: A focus on community policing, pretrial di...

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Audrey Hoffer

2 August 2018

Broomgrass, West Virginia, United States

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Family farms are facing challenges nationwide amidst a backdrop of land development. A community in West Virginia took a stand by piloting a new way or rural co-habitation in the form of a farm community protected via...

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Nathaniel Morris

23 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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More cities like Albuquerque and Louisville, are implementing programs that pair the resources of mental health professionals like psychiatrists with police departments to help officers deal more effectively, and less...

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Vidhi Doshi

22 July 2018

New Delhi, India

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Each day, 100,000 students in Delhi begin their school schedule with a 30-minute lesson focused on happiness and well-being. This curriculum is part of the capital's push to encourage innovation in government schools ...

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Jena McGregor

16 July 2018

United States

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The co-working space WeWork is taking a stance in the commitment to the health of the environment by implementing a meat-free organization policy, eliminating all allowable company expenses towards meat purchases. Alt...

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Caroline Covington

9 July 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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To offer complete care, Texas clinics are integrating mental health and physical health services. The holistic approach is intended to meet people with mental health problems where they will already be accessing care.

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Victoria Adams Fogg

7 July 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Buying local and in bulk, carrying her own containers, planning ahead and making her own food has resulted in this woman's weekly trash output being contained to a single 2.5-inch-tall Mason jar.

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Dan Simmons

7 July 2018

Roseville, Minnesota, United States

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Drivers in a suburb of St. Paul, Minn., who have equipment issues with their cars may get coupons to help them fix the problems at repair shops rather than a ticket. The Lights On program was created by a nonprofit af...

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Amy Ellis Nutt

2 July 2018

New Jersey, United States

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Millions of Americans suffer form mental health problems every year, and accessing care can be daunting, difficult, and expensive. A Slack channel, called 18percent, allows online users to anonymously access a message...

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Tara Bahrampour

20 June 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

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Papa is a new business that started in Miami, Florida to connect senior citizens with college-students who are willing to provide companionship, combat loneliness, and help with services. The service helps seniors, b...

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Patricia Kime

26 May 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Medical Foster Home Program places military veterans with chronic, debilitating diseases into foster homes rather than assisted living facilities. These homes must meet strict regulations and the caregivers must b...

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Kevin Sieff

18 May 2018

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Africa's wildlife have made headlines time and time again, as species find their way closer to extinction. There are some pockets of the continent, however that have provide refuge for species and allowed them to not ...

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Justin Jouvenal

11 May 2018

Decatur, Illinois, United States

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Nursery programs inside prisons are not common. The Decatur Correctional Center is one of the few in the country. 11 years since its inception “more than 90 women have gone through the Moms and Babies program.”

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Samuel Granados

28 February 2018

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, artists are putting on performances of all kinds in traditional and non-traditional spaces. These performances provide entertainment; express pain, loss, and anger; satirize and critiqu...

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Jessica Contrera

20 February 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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In Virginia, a bill was passed to test around 2,902 rape kits that had never been tested. Then, the state passes another law that rules police agencies have to notify all victims that their kits have been tested. Advo...

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Lenny Bernstein

16 February 2018

United States

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Five states adopted red-flag laws and thirteen more are considering them. Families or law enforcement can petition courts to seize guns from people they consider to be a threat. Duke University studied the effect of C...

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Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

31 December 2017

United States

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Several private colleges are considering an alternative to traditional student grants and loans - Income Share Agreements (ISAs) - in which colleges or outside capital sources provide loans to students with the promis...

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Laurie McGinley

22 November 2017

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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The homeless do not get enough medical attention and often die without getting proper care. The "street medicine" program at Lehigh Valley Health Network addresses this by having medical professionals go to homeless ...

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Carolyn Y. Johnson

17 September 2017

Vermont, United States

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Hospitals in Vermont received upfront lump-sum payments to manage the care of patients assigned to them. The pilot project involved 30,000 Medicaid patients and was intended to incentivize providers to keep the patien...

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Michael Alison Chandler

7 September 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Billions of dollars in child support goes unpaid every year in the United States, but not all of those parents missing payments are negligent deadbeats - many are unemployed, incarcerated, or have disabilities that ar...

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