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Holly Cave

22 February 2019

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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In the UK, 3D-printed tablets are being tested at a children's hospital to specifically address the difficultly many children face when they need to take pills that are either too high of a dosage or too big too swall...

The Gazette

Molly Duffy

22 February 2019

Pella, Iowa, United States

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In rural Iowa, employers are partnering with child-care providers to fill gaps for working parents. Take Vermeer, a manufacturing company out of Pella, Iowa. Vermeer recently purchased an old barn near its headquarter...

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Marisa Demarco

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21 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque Police Department knows that not all community members are apt to trust in officers, so the department created a new interdisciplinary team specifically focused on working with those people. Although this ...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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21 February 2019

Cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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It is not uncommon for senior citizens to face mobility issues, but a clinic in Guanacaste is working to "boost mobility for senior citizens and, along with it, their independence and safety." The program, which atten...

The New York Times

Eric Ravenscraft

20 February 2019

United States

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Technology is being used in the medical industry to bridge gaps often created by health insurance companies' reliance on reactive rather than proactive care. From hearing loss to family planning, entrepreneurs are fin...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

20 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia has one of the United State's highest poverty rates, but still manages to have one of the lowest rates of people experiencing homelessness; in part, this is possible because of the number of s...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

Barbara Brosher

19 February 2019

Indiana, United States

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Indiana's Second Chance law was passed in 2013 and allows people to petition to remove their misdemeanor convictions and arrests from public view. In Marion County alone, more than 11,500 people have visited the full-...

The Verge

Angela Chen

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19 February 2019

Uganda

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Cases of malaria in Uganda are increasing, and early diagnoses are key to managing the situation. Piggybacking off of the idea of using paper sensors, doctors have successfully been able to use this financially savvy ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

19 February 2019

United States

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A grantmaking organization known as The Solutions Project seeks to diversify the traditional white male-dominated world of philanthropy by pledging to invest 95% of its resources in renewable energy projects led by pe...

Yes! Magazine

Maureen O'Hagan

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15 February 2019

Portland, United States

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In Portland, legislation to legalize marijuana also includes a provision to provide funds specifically to marijuana businesses run by those disproportionately impacted by the "war on drugs." Now, Portland offers compe...

Deseret News

Lauren Bennett

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15 February 2019

Utah, United States

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By removing barriers to access, the Accessible Arts Academy empowers visually impaired students to engage with the arts. The three-week program at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind brings together schools and co...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

14 February 2019

United States

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As police departments across the country face a shortage in recruitments, states like Tennessee and Colorado have lifted the ban on non-citizens from becoming officers. As a result, jurisdictions that allow this hav...

Pacific Standard

Massoud Hayoun

14 February 2019

North Dakota, United States

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A variety of reasons can make it hard for Native Americans to vote. Voter ID laws that require proof of address prohibit some Native American nations without formal addresses. And often polling places are situated too...

The New York Times

Janet Morrissey

14 February 2019

United States

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The future of medical devices is beginning to heavily rely on the integration of technological advances including apps, robotic and 3-D printing. From increasing education around diabetes via an app to digital smart p...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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12 February 2019

Seattle, United States

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Washington State is pioneering savings accounts for people with disabilities that won't penalize them for saving for financial stability by barring them from essential federal aid programs. The accounts are tax-free a...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

12 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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In 2018, Western Colorado University became the first school in the United States to offer an outdoor-industry MBA degree. The nascent program offers students a deep dive into many aspects of industry leadership -- su...

Next City

Rachel Kaufman

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12 February 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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San Diego residents may be seeing more placemaking projects, like murals or pedestrian plazas, because of a more streamlined permitting process. The city, notorious for making such projects difficult and expense to in...

The Verge

Lux Alptraum

11 February 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

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College campuses across the United States are installing emergency contraception vending machines in order to expand access and decrease stigma around medications such as Plan B. Although not all universities support ...

GreenBiz

Maki Tazawa

11 February 2019

United States

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Because the upfront costs of transitioning a farm to be certified organic can be burdensome to farmers amidst a growing demand for organic food, large companies like Kashi and Land O'Lakes are creating a number of ini...

Next City

Jared Brey

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7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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New grassroots efforts often struggle to get off the ground due to lack of funding. In Baltimore, a group called CLLCTIVLY aims to fix this problem for black-led non-profit organizations by offering a $1,000 prize eve...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

7 February 2019

United States

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A new mobile app called Tarjimly connects refugees with much needed translation services, especially in times of emergency. With over 8,000 volunteer translators who speak over 90 languages, the adaptable app can brea...

The Christian Science Monitor

Dina Kraft

6 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Allison Herrera

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5 February 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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By reducing daycare costs to nearly nothing, Québec's universal child care program allows more women than ever to join the labor force, rather than stay home and care for their children. The United States now looks to...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarah Toth Stub

5 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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An Israeli Facebook group serves as a women's network for current or former prostitutes seeking help and support. The Hebrew-language group, called Lo Omdot Mineged, provides help in many forms, ranging from crowdsour...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Melia Russell

5 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Access to a smartphone or Internet services can assist in escaping homelessness. By offering WiFi, San Francisco-based homeless shelters hope not only to bring more individuals in off the street, but also to provide t...

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