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Andrew J. Yawn

29 March 2019

Geiger, Alabama, United States

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In rural Alabama, where the nearest grocery store can be more than 20 miles, residents are finding that robust community gardens are helping to improve general wellness. Even beyond offering free and healthy meals to ...

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...

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Krista Johnson

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22 March 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Since expected grant funding for a planned community school model was canceled a few years ago, two high-poverty elementary school that would have benefited from the approach have landed on the city's "failing" list. ...

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Andrew Yawn

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14 March 2019

Alabama, United States

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Comfort kits provide children with a therapeutic outlet during times of disaster recovery. With disaster relief often centered on adult needs, the kits of Play-Doh, books and various toys distributed in the aftermath ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Rikha Sharma Rani

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7 March 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Human trafficking has become an increasingly prevalent problem, especially in states such as Florida that host a large tourist population. To better serve the victims, Miami-Dade County has created a trauma-focused co...

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Krista Johnson

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8 February 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Over twenty Montgomery public schools have hired school-based mental health counselors in order to bridge the gap between students' mental health and their ability to access professionals that can help. "The whole ide...

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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...

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Melissa Brown

24 September 2018

Hayneville, Alabama, United States

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A wastewater infrastructure crisis in the southern United States is much like those found in far less-developed countries. Now researchers and nonprofits are looking to successes in Africa, in an effort to eradicate o...

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Andrew Yawn

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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

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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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