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High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

9 October 2016

Center, Colorado, United States

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The Migrant Education Program, which offers educational and social services to migrant worker families in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, is growing in popularity among the valley’s migrant worker population, and has rece...

KNME-TV - New Mexico PBS

Megan Kamerick

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7 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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Many families in rural New Mexico still do not have high speed internet access at home. Correspondent Megan Kamerick looks at how the public school district, a local college and nonprofits are closing the gap in the d...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

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5 October 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. To solve this problem, the Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque, a city wide initiative was formed. Their strategy is to train, hire and b...

Governing

J.B. Wogan

1 October 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Different states have demanded welfare recipients to work and report their logged hours to a welfare counselor, but this practice can make welfare recipients feel more like a statistic than real people. Ramsey County,...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 September 2016

New Hampshire, United States

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center geriatrician Dr. John Batsis has obtained a $796,500 grant to develop a home-based system of helping obese seniors lose weight, build muscle, and improve their strength using technol...

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

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28 September 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Small scale solar, rooftop solar and solar gardens, have been a small player in the U.S. energy markets until now. The Solarize Allegheny project is working to bring new solar installations to the county, and families...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jia H. Jung

28 September 2016

Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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In Springdale, students who speak Marshallese have a hard time performing at school due to their lack of English language comprehension. “Community liaisons” between the children, their parents, and the school became ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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27 September 2016

United States

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Extreme health care costs are nothing new, especially for America's elderly and chronically ill population. Additionally, even routine trips to the doctor can have drastic effects on health and finances for the patien...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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23 September 2016

United States

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Childhood trauma, or adverse childhood experiences (ACE), can cause a number of social problems such as dropping out of school, drug abuse, depression, and even becoming an abuser. The more accessible ACE research stu...

Yes! Magazine

Melissa Hellmann

22 September 2016

United States

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The national affordable housing crisis is creating challenges for rural areas. Low-income residents in rural towns struggle to find quality, affordable housing, and government subsidies for housing have decreased in r...

NPR

Avery Lill

22 September 2016

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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In Ashland, Oregon, the police department has launched a program that better serves sexual assault survivors by putting them at the center. The program, called You Have Options, considers the challenges that survivors...

LA Weekly

Jessica Langlois

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21 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The recent revival of feminism, in tandem with increased awareness about violence and sexual abuse, and combined with the power of social media to organize activist groups, is helping various advocacy groups address t...

Upworthy

Ally Hirschlag

21 September 2016

United States

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Kevin Adler used his own experience with his homeless and estranged uncle to create 'Miracle Messages' —a project where he could record the messages of homeless individuals and post them on social media, in order to h...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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13 September 2016

Lebanon

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In Lebanon, services for refugees are often misguided and ineffective. To address this issue, the country created a cash-debit card allowance for refugees, providing a more appropriate resource than the typical aid pr...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

12 September 2016

Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka has been fighting malaria for decades with more than 500,000 cases a year. Since 2013 the country has been malaria free by putting mobile clinics near the camps of itinerant workers and offering diagnosis an...

TakePart

Liz Dwyer

9 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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At Hamilton High School in Los Angeles students who suffer from dyslexia and dyscalculia are supported by special education teachers to improve their reading skills and access necessary tools to enter general educatio...

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

5 September 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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To develop the next generation of producers, the Young Farmers Coalition non-profit is now pushing Congress and individual state legislatures to take a big step: forgiving farmers’ student loans.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

1 September 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There exists an antidote, naloxone, to opioid drug overdoses but only doctors have naloxone and drug addicts overdose in the street. In Baltimore, where more people die of drug overdoses than there are people murdered...

The New York Times

Jonah Engel Bromwich

25 August 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, a heroin epidemic is provoking solutions that go beyond the cities needle exchange program. While controversial, a new proposal recommends safe drug-usage zones for those engaging in drug use.

Jackson Free Press

Todd Stauffer

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17 August 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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The staff of the Jackson Free Press used a Solutions Journalism Network grant to explore juvenile justice issues and solutions taking place around the country. This piece offers an overview by the publisher of what th...

The New York Times

Winnie Hu

11 August 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Even though many natural parks are in close proximity to New York City’s metropolitan hub, many of them are inaccessible and overlooked areas for recreation and sport. New conservation groups, including the Natural Ar...

KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio

John Calef

5 August 2016

New Mexico, United States

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Opioid overdoses have increased across the United States and rural areas have more difficult access to receive proper treatment. Narcan or Naloxone is a treatment for opioid overdose that is more accessible now to ru...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

4 August 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Testimony from scientists can be crucial for lawmakers, judges, and juries in making critical decisions that impact their communities. The Expert Witness Training Academy program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law pair...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

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3 August 2016

Boyle Heights, California, United States

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Although the Hispanic population accounts for about 20% of the U.S. population, many of those communities are still under- or un-banked. To overcome this issue, local credit unions are adapting the way they are reachi...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

3 August 2016

Paris, France

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France’s cities, including Paris, are among the world’s most expensive to live in. In 2015, France passed rent control laws that restrict outlandish rent increases through the Rent Observatory that oversees the differ...

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