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The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

28 September 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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With a new program of certified “recovery support specialists,” Alabama residents have a peer to help them navigate the challenges of everyday life in recovery from substance use disorder. Research has found that peer...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew Yawn

19 September 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Reverend Welch moved to Montgomery in 1985 and sparked a decades-long fight to revitalize the neighborhood surrounding his church in an affordable and inclusive manner. Since then, the Greater Washington Park neighbor...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Brian Edwards

7 September 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Since the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed, investors, community leaders, and local governments have been talking about Opportunity Zones. These are low-income areas in each state--Alabama has 150--that will incentiv...

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Krista Johnson

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24 August 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Montgomery’s school superintendent has ambitious goals to drastically cut the number of suspensions in her district. Ann Roy Moore is looking to San Francisco’s “push-in” intervention model and Elmore County, Alabama’...

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Melissa Brown

26 July 2018

Haynesville, Alabama, United States

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In the South's rural Black Belt, wastewater management is an issue, but local activists, government officials, and civil engineers are working together to create a new type of sanitation system that works for the geog...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Brad Harper

11 May 2018

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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A surprising anchor business in Birmingham helped bring growth to the city: Avondale Brewing Co. Since the brewery opened seven years ago, restaurants and bands have flocked to the city, and the population as well as ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Brian Edwards

1 May 2018

Auburn, Alabama, United States

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Reaching out to juvenile offenders with support and services, rather than putting them in jail, reduces recidivism and can save public money. A program called Youth Villages is instrumental in helping youth offenders ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Brad Harper

13 March 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Tech classes in Montgomery, Alabama are targeting unlikely entrepreneurs, including local lawyers and artists who want to learn entrepreneurial skills to help their own sales and services. Taking place as CoWerx46, a ...

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Melissa Brown

9 March 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Inspired by Mobile, Alabama's own program, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office is implementing a crime prevention program that identifies students missing school and intervenes with informational meetings...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Marty Roney

2 March 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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In Montgomery, Ala., a transitional program offers former inmates a place to live and support while they focus on staying clean and finding work. Officials say programs like this play a key role in reducing recidivism...

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Kym Klass

14 September 2017

Alabama, United States

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Teenage suicides are gaining attention in order to prevent the "Silent Epidemic" of youth epidemic. Programs are now being implemented in schools to provide a place for students to get help, teachers are being educate...

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Andrew Yawn

28 July 2017

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga's solution to revitalize the city through private-public collaborations could help Montgomery and similar cities do the same. Chattanooga is able to reinvent itself and attract startups and entrepreneurs w...

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Marty Roney

8 June 2017

Prattville, Alabama, United States

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Prattville, Alabama's city-run Historic Redevelopment Authority has emulated the downtown revitalization project successfully implemented by Columbus, Georgia in an effort to reverse the community's issues of vacant i...

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Kym Klass

10 March 2017

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Military suicides has grown dramatically in recent years, and new programs are trying to educate and reduce the stigma of confronting mental health. A new 10-day intensive outpatient program has been implemented as we...

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