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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

28 December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The youth of the Somali refugee community in Minnesota face disadvantages as immigrants and as targets for extremist Islam. A nonprofit offers parenting classes which cover everything from how to help with homework if...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

20 December 2016

Stockholm, Sweden

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In Stockholm, old Christmas trees are being converted into biochar. When integrated into the city's highly-efficient power grid, the project has been wildly successful--not only in improving soil, but in retaining gro...

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Margaret J. Krauss

23 November 2016

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology is preparing the workforce - and not just undergrad or graduate students - for dynamic and evolving industries through a "stackable credential" model. Built like a Lego pyramid, ...

Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley

20 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Children in Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan suffer from poor parenting, poor schools, excessive violence, emotional stress and a lack of opportunity. Various agencies are helping these kids on various levels such a...

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Anna Pratt

16 November 2016

Lafayette, California, United States

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Libraries in the United States have traditionally been centers to consume information, offering users books in quiet isolation. However, a new movement across the country is transforming libraries by providing interne...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

28 October 2016

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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In South Carolina, a Medicaid program is offering long-acting contraceptives during a new mother’s hospital stay, while she is still eligible for the benefit. Other states are following suit.

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

20 October 2016

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, more than half of young children rely on extended family members and neighbors for child care. In an effort to recognize this invisible labor force, which often includes undocumented immigrants, Providers...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 October 2016

China

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In China, rampant sales tax fraud was addressed with a unique solution. In an attempt to increase transparent sales and receipt use, the government implemented a scratch lottery system on receipts. This solution, usi...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

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24 August 2016

United States

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Microsoft and Boys and Girls Clubs of America are partnering to expand access to computer science education. A pilot program in 25 clubs across the country exposed 1,000 kids and teens to the first two levels of a fou...

The New Yorker

Siddhartha Mukherjee

22 August 2016

United States

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In the past two years, Zika virus has arisen as one of the most pressing public health concerns. This piece charts the worldwide efforts by doctors using new technology to develop a vaccine for Zika.

The Ithaca Voice

Melissa Whitworth

20 August 2016

Ithaca, New York, United States

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In Ithaca, New York, Catholic churches are teaming up with local collaborators to utilize the services they already provide through a new role - that of a resettlement agency.

Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard

26 July 2016

Philippines

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While internet access is widespread in the Philippines, the speed tends to be low and the cost tends to be high. The Philippines-based company Wi-Fi Interactive Network has been taking steps to address these issues by...

Mountain Town News

Allen Best

25 July 2016

Grand Lake, Colorado, United States

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Micro-hydro projects in the United States have become much more accessible and more financially viable since Congress passed a law in 2013 making it easier for small hydroelectric projects to get federal approval. Spe...

Rio Grande Sun

Andrew Martinez

21 July 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico’s veterans are getting faster care as new programs expand to rural areas. Thanks to a host of initiatives, including telemedicine, contracts with community clinics, and travel benefits, the state’s VA healt...

Hakai Magazine

Lina Zeldovich

28 June 2016

New Hampshire, United States

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Local fisheries have been struggling to keep up with major manufacturers. Sustainable fishing practices have been countering that by creating Niche markets.

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Benjamin Goldfarb

28 June 2016

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States

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The fate of the Southeast's longleaf pine forests, and the endangered woodpeckers that depend on them, is in jeopardy. Fort Bragg, a station of the US military, is trying to save their local environment.

The Guardian

Clár Ní Chonghaile

24 June 2016

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Malaria vaccine distribution systems in Africa's Sahel region are facing bottleneck in their supply chains, but are working to get help from the government and to piggyback on other aid systems.

Newsweek

Lucy Westcott

6 June 2016

Maseru, Lesotho

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Jhpiego, a US nonprofit, trains and funds local taxi drivers in Lesotho to educate their passengers about male circumcision which can be instrumental in preventing HIV.

The Atlantic

Gail Cornwall

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29 April 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Most cities face a common problem when it comes to parks and public space - not only do urban centers lack spaces for play but these spaces are also not distributed equally, with many low income and minority neighborh...

Philadelphia Magazine

David Gambacorta

17 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A pioneering program at CHOP focuses on more than just the physical wounds of young victims - a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence is also among their goals.

Devex

Anna Patton

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11 April 2016

Uganda

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Educate!, a social enterprise started in Uganda, helps students start businesses while they are still in school - students are "creating jobs instead of looking for them." The organization trains teachers and youth me...

NPR

Andrea Hsu

8 April 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The city's health department wants to send ex-offenders who are trained to be "violence interrupters" to hospitals to talk with victims. Chicago has found such a program prevents repeat injuries.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Adeline Sire

8 April 2016

Paris, France

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Researchers figure that roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste by salvaging discarded food from a local market, cooking it u...

TalkPoverty.org

Peter Edelman

18 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The disappearance of good manufacturing jobs, increased concentration of wealth, and political gridlock makes it increasingly hard for cities to address poverty. A Georgetown law professor reports back on four inventi...

The New York Times

Erik Olsen

7 March 2016

Long Beach, California, United States

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How can unusable machinery be disposed of in a safe and environmentally-friendly way? A new effort in California drops old oil rigs in the sea as a kind of artificial coral reef.

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