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The Washington Post

Josh Rogin

11 March 2020

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While many countries are struggling to control the spread of the recent coronavirus outbreak, South Korea has reported a decline in daily caseloads due to their rapid and comprehensive response. By expanding testing s...

STAT

Helen Branswell

11 March 2020

China

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As countries scramble to figure out how to stop the coronavirus outbreak, China is an example of how unprecedented measures to self-quarantine and self-distancing measures can work to slow transmission rates. Commonly...

Vox

Kelsey Piper

10 March 2020

Taiwan

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Situated less than 90 miles from China, the coronavirus outbreak could have been critical in Taiwan, but the country's proactive measures helped to stave off the worst of the disease. Having learned from SARS epidemic...

Nikkei Asian Review

Kentaro Iwamoto

8 March 2020

Singapore

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Although many hesitate to applaud Singapore's efforts in containing the coronavirus pandemic due to the aggressive measures taken, the country's methodology has shown success. Based on "scientific knowledge, empirical...

Business Insider

Aria Bendix

5 March 2020

South Korea

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South Korea's nationwide coronavirus testing measures are showing that the death rate for the virus may not be as high as initially reported while also offering lessons to other countries about the best practices for ...

Voice of America (VOA)

Ralph Jennings

4 March 2020

Taiwan

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Because of drastic and proactive steps, Taiwan has been able to keep their number of positive COVID19 cases low. Preemptive actions like stopping flights from China and an early stimulus bill has helped the country ge...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jason Strother

3 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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In order to effectively manage the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea, government officials have stepped in by increasing transparency, subsidizing home medical equipment such as face masks, and rapidly distributing ...

Fortune

Philip J. Heijmans

28 February 2020

Singapore

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Singapore has seemingly been able to contain the coronavirus outbreak by relying on quick actions taken by the government and lessons learned from both the SARS and H1N1 outbreaks that impacted the region years ago. W...

Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

12 February 2020

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

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California coastal towns address homelessness by supporting individuals who live on their boats - and those who want to move back to land. While many counties destroy or condemn boats that have been anchored long-term...

The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

10 February 2020

Connecticut, United States

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Since 2007, Connecticut has taken major steps in juvenile justice reform – namely, the ages that youth are arrested or charged as adults. By moving 16 and 17 year olds out of the adult system and into the juvenile jus...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Christopher Howley

31 January 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona has the second most-polluted air of any state in America, but local government leaders are championing the Cleaner Trucks Initiative as one tool to improve air quality. The city of Phoenix received $1 million ...

The Nigerian News

Samuel Akpan

30 January 2020

Abuja, Nigeria

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The Nigerian government is cracking down on fake seed peddlers by enacting a system that detects fraudulent bags of seeds and removes them from distribution. The technology places a scratch code with a unique, one-tim...

Mongabay

Pragati Prava

20 January 2020

Aska, Odisha, India

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Pramila Bisoyi, a Member of Parliament hailing from the Indian state of Odisha, has shown the power of women in protecting the environment. She has created and led multiple Women Self Help Groups, who work together to...

Vox

Dylan Scott

17 January 2020

Netherlands

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Health care in the Netherlands relies heavily on the collaboration, cooperation, and shared responsibility between private markets and government regulations to achieve affordable, consistent, and quality care for pat...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

9 January 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a coalition of organizers and community members called Reclaim the Block advocates for divestment from the city's police force and into more community-based initiatives and services. Advocat...

The New York Times

David McCabe

Kate Conger

17 December 2019

United States

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The passage of the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act was meant to hold accountable the online platforms where sex trafficking and sex work took place, but a year into its existence, it has shown negative, unintend...

Streetsblog LA

Damien Newton

12 December 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The success of a pilot program that successfully housed several dozen people in Los Angeles is the basis of current proposed legislation. The program known as "SHARE! Collaborative Housing" finds housing for people wi...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

6 December 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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To tackle the inequality and lack of opportunity facing many of its historically marginalized communities, St. Paul, Minnesota, recently opened an Office of Financial Empowerment. The office will create a city-wide st...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

27 November 2019

Dabeiba, Colombia

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In an effort to reincorporate former guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Colombian government created Territorial Training and Reincorporation Spaces (ETCRs) to allow partial autonomy for the...

Politico

Erick Trickey

21 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Reducing landfill waste takes a comprehensive approach. By implementing city-wide composting alongside trash collection and utilizing the sorting technology of Recology, the city’s municipal waste recovery company, Sa...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

21 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An extensive investigation that, despite implementing an initiative called "Vision Zero" that aims to eliminate traffic and pedestrian fatalities, many cities still struggle to reduce the number of fatalities, year-ov...

WRAL-TV

Laura Leslie

18 November 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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As North Carolina wrapped up its second-longest legislative session in its history, the government looked to other states for a possible solution. In states like George and Tennessee, which have sessions 40 and 30 day...

Next City

Cinnamon Janzer

14 November 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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A failed bikeshare program left St. Louis prepared for the onlsaught of e-scooters that has been sweeping the nation and left the city ahead of the curve with scooter regulation. The city installed a permit system tha...

WXIA-TV

Rebecca Lindstrom

Lindsey Basye

10 November 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania has made significant strides in decreasing animal cruelty in the commercial breeding sector. It has overhauled its kennel regulations, making sure dogs have access to outdoor space and exercise space, are...

Freethink

B. David Zarley

8 November 2019

Nigeria

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In 2019, a Pandemic Response Board made up of international leaders was created to determine a course of action should a contagious outbreak such as SARS occur. Although the director general of the Nigeria Center for ...

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