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The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 June 2019

Oregon, United States

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In Washington, Oregon, and Colorado, the traditional polling place has all but disappeared. In its place is the rise of the mail-in ballot, a convenient, inclusive method where states mail ballots to every registered ...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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10 June 2019

La Cruz, Costa Rica

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Throughout the province of Guanacaste, teen pregnancy is among one of the difficulties facing the region, but collaborative efforts in La Cruz are working to reverse the trend. From expanding access to birth control t...

The Guardian

Stephen Burgen

10 June 2019

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A haute cuisine restaurant in the Spanish city of Jerez offers employment only for people with disabilities who are left out of the mainstream workforce. The restaurant employs 20 people with conditions ranging from D...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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10 June 2019

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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Across the United States, cities are designing ways for wildlife to cross major roadways. Whether they’re overpasses crossing highways or tunnels under freeways, these helpful pathways are strategically placed to help...

Eye On Ohio

Katie Ellington

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9 June 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Though Ohio has traditionally relied on volunteers to be guardians to elder folks who don't have support of family or loved ones, the court system looks to partnerships with external organizations to give at-risk seni...

Yes! Magazine

Yasmeen Wafai

6 June 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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As family and community style dinners become increasingly less commonplace, studies are showing that communication, academics and nutrition may suffer, but The Family Dinner Project is working to change this by offeri...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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3 June 2019

Jigawa, Nigeria

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Enrolling community members as Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMs) dramatically increases the effectiveness of public health campaigns. In Nigeria, the Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has made pro...

NPR

Taylor Wizner

29 May 2019

Michigan, United States

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Northern Michigan University has found a way to tap into the Educational Resource Spectrum to secure high speed internet access for off-campus students and nearby underserved communities. To figure out if this little-...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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28 May 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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In Washington, state legislators have passed an innovative measure that would allow individuals to suspend their own gun rights. The bill was started as a proactive measure for those experience mental health issues to...

The Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

28 May 2019

Mexico

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For the past three years, a service news media company has written stories specifically responding to questions sent in by Mexican migrants living in the U.S. “We realized Mexican migrants in the U.S. didn’t need gene...

The Guardian

Emily Yates

28 May 2019

Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands

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The Dutch city of Breda is making great strides in making their city accessible for all with more than 800 shops and bars physically accessible and more than 26 city resident and tourist-focused websites now accessibl...

KQED

Michelle Wiley

28 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The first ever shelter for transgender youth has opened in San Francisco. The space, run by Larkin Street Youth Services, has 6 beds for previously homeless trans youth aged 18-24. In addition to providing services ta...

Covering Addiction

Diana Cristancho

28 May 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For members of the Latinx community seeking treatment for substance abuse, much needed resources, like Spanish-speaking counselors, can be hard to come by at recovery centers. In Philadelphia, faith-based organization...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

22 May 2019

Ithaca, New York, United States

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In Ithaca, New York, city meetings are now offering free childcare to parents who want to civically engage but are unable to do so because of childcare responsibilities. Recognizing that their meetings skewed older an...

NPR

Caroline Covington

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20 May 2019

Texas, United States

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Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder as a diagnosis exclusively reserved for military or emergency responders, and this limited definition can lead to misdiagnoses for everyday civilians. Training more...

The Hechinger Report

Brenda Iaesvoli

19 May 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Undeterred by a lack of funding from the state and federal government, U.S. cities are successfully getting citizen approval to raise property taxes for the purpose of funding early childcare education programs. In Se...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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17 May 2019

Colorado, United States

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It's not just soaring tuition expenses that prevent students from completing their college education - emergency expenses such as medical care and car repair can also be disruptive. A new program at Fort Lewis College...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

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14 May 2019

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States

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Accessing preventative health care, such as routine mammograms, is often dictated by socioeconomic levels and geographical boundaries. To change this, an engineer sought out technology and partnerships that eventually...

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Eve Livingston

13 May 2019

Delhi, India

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Recent efforts to bring a gender perspective, especially a feminist one, to urban planning are making cities safer and more inclusive. One Indian app called SafetiPin crowdsources ratings of public spaces based on var...

CityLab

Allison C. Meier

13 May 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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As the monarch butterfly nears endangerment, cities across the US are integrating butterfly-friendly spaces into their urban environments. Such spaces reside in schools, firehouses, parks, and more, and they enable th...

The Marshall Project

Beth Schwartzapfel

10 May 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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When treating opioid addiction, the typical approach is medication in conjunction with mandatory therapy sessions and a myriad of other check-ins. Realizing that this method was failing many people that were not able ...

NPR

Monica Gokey

9 May 2019

Salmon, Idaho, United States

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Visitors to the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho can now access the wealth of information in a guidebook with the convenience of a smartphone app. The app, which contains valuable information on history, visito...

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Kumasi Aaron

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7 May 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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To curb chronic absences, a Denver school joined the growing number of schools nationally who have installed a washing machine within their walls to reduce stigmas and allow students to focus on learning.

The Hechinger Report

Lawrence Lanahan

4 May 2019

United States

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A growing number of companies are eliminating the phrase "bachelor's degree required" from their job postings. The Hechinger Report explores how companies such as Houghton Mifflin have shifted their hiring practices i...

AZ Big Media

Macie Williams

2 May 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona's Homeless I.D. Project helps houseless folks obtain identification documents such as IDs, birth certificates, and social security cards to facilitate re-entry into society. IDs are often stolen or misplaced w...

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