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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...

Narratively

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...

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Mary Meehan

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4 March 2019

Wyoming, United States

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In rural parts of Wyoming, many people have trouble accessing mental health care resources, but telemedicine is changing that. Employing graduate students as counselors, people can access a telehealth clinic in order ...

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...

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...

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...

Radio Health Journal

Reed Pence

24 February 2019

Thousand Oaks, California, United States

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Suicide is becoming increasingly common in the veterinary medicine field due to many factors such as financial anxiety and the extreme stress of the job in general. To combat this, veterinarian organizations are conne...

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...

Quartz

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 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...

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...

KUNM

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 ...

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...

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...

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