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New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 October 2016

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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Emergency room visits cost money and are not the most comfortable places to be. The Massachusetts-based Medicare program called Independence at Home gives doctors incentives to visit frail patients at home and receive...

News Deeply

Sophie Mbugua

28 October 2016

Lamu, Kenya

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The amount of time women spend searching for water in Kenya is debilitating to their life. Shallow water wells closer to living spaces can help them reclaim some time to tend to their own lives.

Quartz

Eshe Nelson

25 October 2016

Germany

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Germany boasts a high youth unemployment level by running "dual educational systems" that incorporate vocational training into formal training. Other countries are now trying to follow suit in order to boost economic ...

The New York Times

Caroline Preston

25 October 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the over-policing of drug users has been extensive and frequently racially biased. Looking for a new solution, the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program, driven by a harm reduction philosophy, ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Stephen St.Vincent

12 October 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Low-income people often miss out on court dates because they cannot afford to miss work or leave their children. Michigan and Ohio courts have incorporated the Matterhorn “online adjudication system” to handle simple ...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Kat Friedrich

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10 October 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Across the nation, low-income communities have very little say on the impact of solar power on their community. New York City has conducted talks with its residents resulting in community ownership of solar power util...

High Country News

Leah Todd

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10 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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To address the lack of available WiFi outside of school settings, a local college in Farmington, New Mexico, offers students the ability to check out wireless hotspots for one week at a time, While the school's resour...

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...

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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. The public school district, a local college, and nonprofits are working to close the gap in the digital divide for students by ad...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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