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Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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26 March 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Masjid al-Rabia, a small mosque on the third floor of in a co-working space in downtown Chicago, is making waves as an untraditional prayer space. Not only is it woman-centered (not led), but their services are made a...

The New York Times

Vidhi Doshi

26 March 2019

New Delhi, India

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In India, the construction industry is the second largest employer. Without the ability to pay for child care, mothers are often forced to bring young children to construction sites. Mobile Crèches has started to set ...

Governing

Anna Gorman

26 March 2019

Alameda, California, United States

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Across the United States, overwhelmed emergency rooms constantly struggle to accommodate those that are having psychiatric health issues due to methods of necessary prioritization. To combat this issue, a handful of h...

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Jeff Glor

26 March 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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After high school principle Akbar Cook realized that students weren't coming to school because they were embarrassed about wearing dirty clothing, he created a school laundry room with 5 commercial-grade washers and d...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

22 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Laundry machines are an increasingly common sight on the campuses of Denver elementary schools. "A lot of times our teaching goes beyond the academic piece,” one principal said. “Teaching kids how to do laundry is a l...

Pacific Standard

Alissa Greenberg

20 March 2019

Calais, France

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For many refugees living in camps and on the move, mobile phones can be a life line to families and the outside world. Phones can help organize political activities, arrange medical supplies, and so much more. But alt...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Erin Richards

19 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin Independent School District created a system to prevent low-income families from being displaced by rising rents around the city. The system, which includes a website that tracks affordable housing options ...

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Sarah McQuate-Washington

13 March 2019

Washington, United States

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Many people across the United State cannot eat unless assisted, but this often leads to feelings of losing independence. To combat this outcome, researchers have developed a robotic assistant that can assess a plate o...

Governing

Graham Vyse

12 March 2019

Vermont, United States

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Across the country, and particularly in states with no paid leave laws, state agencies are allowing new parents to bring infants to the workplace. While the change has been welcomed, critics don't believe it goes far ...

Mississippi Today

R.L. Nave

12 March 2019

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Geofencing, a smartphone technology typically associated with retail marketing, offers an innovative way to educate and register voters. In order to help mobilize voters in the face of shrinking turnout, the Mississip...

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Will Worley

11 March 2019

Norway

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Governments in Norway, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates have all implemented policies around breastfeeding in the workplace in order to promote healthy child development. Although not without limitations a...

The New York Times

Cade Metz

10 March 2019

Madurai, India

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Compared to India's population, the country is facing a shortage of eye doctors, but artificial intelligence may help close that gap. Partnering with Google artificial intelligence researchers, an eye hospital in Indi...

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Jodi Hausen

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7 March 2019

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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At Eagle Mount in Bozeman, Montana, anyone, regardless of age or special needs, can come to benefit from outdoor programs, including skiing, horseback riding, swimming, ice skating, rock climbing and more. Using speci...

The Denver Post

Andrew Kenney

7 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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In the hopes of making voting more accessible, the city of Denver, Colorado will allow their international voters, a population of about 4,000, to vote electronically on an app called Voatz. Already used by about 144 ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Story Hinckley

5 March 2019

Thoreau, New Mexico, United States

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In Thoreau, New Mexico, many of the district's teachers live in the "teacherage," a neighborhood of modest, affordable homes set aside for the town's educators. Thoreau's model, which offers rent subsidization and a b...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

4 March 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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Gallaudet University has interior design and architecture built with the needs and preferences of people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in mind. By analyzing the effects of lighting, color, space, and other design pr...

Ohio Valley ReSource

Mary Meehan

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1 March 2019

Gillette, Wyoming, United States

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Gillette, Wyoming is a small rural town that isn't connected to many resources, so that help for people who have experienced traumas can be difficult to access. With the implementation of the Gillette Abuse Refuge Fou...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

1 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Rather than go through extensive urban planning processes to improve bus commute times, cities across the United States are simply relying on paint and human behavior to create dedicated bus lanes. Denver, Seattle, Sa...

Next City

Larisa Ortiz

1 March 2019

Corning, New York, United States

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A planning expert dives into responses from cities around the country to the infrastructural red tape faced by many brick-and-mortar retail businesses in the wake of an ecommerce boom. In Corning, NY, city officials c...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

28 February 2019

United States

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PedsAcdaemy offers personalized learning to school-age kids who are in a hospital for extended stays. Lessons, which are up to three hours a day, are designed around any physical impediments students might be facing a...

CityLab

Jennifer Hattam

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26 February 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

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A card game called Imaginable Guidelines offers a medium of shared vocabulary and collaboration that allows community members to easily talk about city planning. Played in cities around Turkey, Imaginable Guidelines a...

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Maria Serrano

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25 February 2019

Amarillo, Texas, United States

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A program called Live Well Fit in Amarillo, Texas runs a fitness and exercise class for senior citizens, whom they call golden girls. The women in the class, whose ages range from 50 to 85, can work out using bikes, w...

The Huffington Post

Adam Forrest

25 February 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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To encourage commuters to shift from driving to biking, cities across Europe have tried out a mileage fee earned for commuting via bicycle, often tax-free. Leaders are learning this needs to be coupled with other ince...

The New York Times

John Hanc

22 February 2019

United States

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More students are moving away from the traditional undergraduate experience towards a step-by-step accumulation of traditional degree-based and nontraditional credentials. Casandra Horii of Caltech calls these "stacka...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

22 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In response to the government shutdown in December 2018, the Robin Hood Foundation pieced together a food-aid puzzle to provide food for low-income families that weren't receiving their monthly SNAP benefits. By re-st...

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