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Sara Van Note

22 October 2021

New Mexico, United States

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In order to preserve and protect rivers a new movement that grants rivers personhood rights is growing. In places like New Zealand and Oregon, where some of these measures have passed rivers have the right to flow wit...

WOIO-TV

Nichole Vrsansky

22 October 2021

Richland County, Ohio, United States

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To combat rising infant mortality rates, rural Richland County’s public health officials began a program to meet the needs of new and soon-to-be moms. The program provides maternal and infant care education as well as...

The Wichita Beacon

Celia Hack

21 October 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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The COVID Ambassador program trains people to listen, be empathetic, and acknowledge people’s COVID-19 vaccine concerns. Ambassadors’ training includes substantial practice talking to people who are resistant to getti...

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Martha Bellisle

21 October 2021

United States

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A growing number of prosecutors compile lists of police officers deemed untrustworthy witnesses, information they disclose to defense lawyers to prevent unjust criminal convictions. Called "Brady lists" or "do not cal...

Premium Times

Abdulkareem Mojeed

21 October 2021

Nigeria

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In Abuja, a Nigerian community, farmers are practicing agroforestry practices and shifting away from monocropping. Agroforestry is more sustainable, leads to biodiversity, and helps mitigate the harmful effects of cli...

Mother Jones

Marisa Endicott

21 October 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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Home Free is a small, transitional-housing program for women who served long prison sentences for crimes against or on behalf of their abusers. A population long neglected, the women are part of a community recovering...

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Asha Fairley

20 October 2021

Ohio, United States

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Cleveland State University used a grant to open up Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry on campus where students in need can get groceries, including fresh produce and canned goods. Many CSU students faced f...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

19 October 2021

Rochester, New York, United States

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During the 2020 social justice protests, Rochester city school leaders quickly acted to remove police officers from the schools. A long-time goal of school-discipline reformers, ending the use of school resource offic...

The New York Times

Julie Turkewitz

18 October 2021

Bogotá, Colombia

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Bogotá’s city government started the Calm Line to give men a way to connect by telephone with psychologists trained in therapeutic responses to the machismo that leads to gender-based violence. Despite doubts that Col...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

18 October 2021

Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria

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The Lifesaving Intervention Project offers postnatal services to mothers and newborns via community health workers who are trained in maternal and child health. After giving birth, the women receive follow-up care ove...

The New York Times

Jill Cowan

17 October 2021

San Diego, California, United States

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While much of the state is still facing a severe drought, San Diego has access to plenty of water. Restrictions - like not allowing restaurants to serve water unless it’s asked for and barring residents from watering ...

The New York Times

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Anatoly Kurmanaev

16 October 2021

Sabaneta, Venezuela

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Rather than fleeing or fighting the twin threats to its business from criminal gangs and an aggressively anti-business government, the managers of Venezuelan rum-maker Ron Santa Teresa chose to make peace with both th...

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Juan Moreno Haines

15 October 2021

San Quentin, California, United States

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To combat opioid overdose deaths among incarcerated people, the California prison system in January 2020 launched a treatment program that combines medication-assisted treatment with professional and peer counseling. ...

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Chabeli Carrazana

15 October 2021

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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A shared service child care model is providing affordable, high-quality options for working parents. Chambliss serves 750 children in its multiple centers and operates two thrift stores that help subsidize childcare c...

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L'Monique King

15 October 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Food trucks alleviate food insecurity in food deserts and contribute to economic mobility in the Black community. A variety of local vendors benefit from the success of food trucks while consumers have easy access to ...

Santa Barbara Independent

Tyler Hayden

14 October 2021

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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When California adopted a new law in 2020 allowing formerly incarcerated firefighters to petition to have their criminal records expunged and parole waived, the law excluded people with the most serious, violent offen...

Montana Free Press

Emily Stifler Wolfe

14 October 2021

Big Sandy, Montana, United States

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Quinn Organic Research Center sits at the hub of innovations slowly transforming farming culture away from industrial agriculture toward organic and regenerative strategies. Countering the decades-old "get big or get ...

The Washington Post

Samantha Schmidt

12 October 2021

La Giajira, Colombia

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IPSI Palaima is working to vaccinate Indigenous families who live in hard-to-reach areas of La Guajira, where there are no paved roads, electricity, or running water and staff must use cars, boats, and motorbikes to r...

Nation Africa

Angela Oketch

12 October 2021

Homa Bay, Kenya

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Pama Care is an initiative that coordinates HIV care within a family to address barriers to adherence to achieve viral suppression in children and adults. All HIV positive family members are put on the same medication...

The Colorado Sun

Helen Santoro

12 October 2021

Saguache, Colorado, United States

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The Family Leadership Training Institute of Colorado is a community-driven collaborative aimed at increasing civic participation and increasing collaboration between diverse stakeholders. The 20-week program focuses o...

Los Angeles Times

Leila Miller

11 October 2021

California, United States

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Since the 1990s, California prisons' victim-aid office has arranged for crime victims to meet with the incarcerated people who harmed them or their family members. These victim-offender dialogues, a restorative-justic...

The Everett Daily Herald (HeraldNet)

Rachel Riley

10 October 2021

Washington, United States

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Washington state prison officials say they have tried for years to reduce their use of solitary confinement. They made some progress toward that goal until the pandemic. Despite that complication, hundreds still live ...

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Jennifer Gollan

9 October 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Starting in 1968, Congress has passed a series of laws, as have some states, stripping gun possession rights from people convicted of felonies or of domestic violence, or who are the subjects of restraining orders. Bu...

The Washington Post

Kimberly Kindy

7 October 2021

Colorado, United States

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Fifteen months after Colorado became the first state to strip law enforcement officers of their legal immunity from civil lawsuits for misconduct on the job, one lawsuit has been filed over a notorious incident while ...

Belt Magazine

Randiah Green

7 October 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Programs like Motor City Match and Grown in Detroit help entrepreneurs launch Black-owned food businesses in Detroit. The businesses sell healthy foods in neighborhoods often lacking in nutritious options or in the in...

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