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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

John Diedrich

Kevin Crowe

22 November 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Baltimore is facing a waiting room problem when it comes to emergency response time, and often diverts paramedics away if they're overwhelmed; however, they may be able to learn from what Boston has seen success with....

The Hechinger Report

Laura Pappano

19 November 2019

United States

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Food studies in Portuguese. History in German. To address declining enrollment in second-language courses and "combat the notion that language learning belongs only in language classes," more U.S. colleges are offerin...

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The Economist

14 November 2019

Antakya, Turkey

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After discovering historic artifacts on land preparing to become a hotel in Antakya, Turkey, owners chose to develop a combined hotel and history museum, a rare act of collaboration between preservationists and develo...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

14 November 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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Advancing the model of worker ownership requires expanding access to loans for cooperative businesses. In California, Berkeley City Council recently adopted changes to its Loan Fund for small businesses, allowing busi...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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13 November 2019

Westlake, California, United States

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Improving community nutrition requires making healthy food accessible and affordable. In Westlake, California, LaRayia’s Bodega provides healthy food at a convenience store price point of five dollars or less. Donatio...

EdSurge News

Rebecca Koenig

12 November 2019

Montana, United States

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Policymakers and college students and faculty are testing a range of approaches to address food insecurity on campuses. One nonprofit provides small grants to students and professors to cover the cost of food, transpo...

ProPublica

Jessica Huseman

12 November 2019

Ackerman, Mississippi, United States

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In Mississippi, a recent election went off without a hitch thanks to new voting machines built by nonprofit VotingWorks. The machines, which were not approved by federal or state regulators, were easy to use, set up, ...

WXIA-TV

Rebecca Lindstrom

Lindsey Basye

12 November 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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To address animal cruelty in Pennsylvania, a team of law enforcement officers are receiving special training to better identify and prosecute the guilty. This effort gives limited enforcement powers to those trained a...

FastCompany

Gwen Moran

11 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new national startup helps connect veteran service organizations to make enrollment processes easier for veterans seeking help. The startup - called Unite Us - aims to bring together the 46,000 agencies that provide...

The New York Times

Paula Span

8 November 2019

Lewes, Delaware, United States

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Continuing care at-home programs are filling a gap for senior citizens that do not require around-the-clock care, but need someone to check in on their health on a regular basis. Using “care navigators,” to monitor th...

Associated Press

Chris Ehrmann

6 November 2019

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford, Connecticut, in partnership with Lyft and the criminal justice reform group, #cut50, is providing transportation credits to formerly incarcerated individuals. The effort aims to help individuals reentering t...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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6 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making personal connections supports mental health and wellbeing. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, Sidewalk Talk, trains volunteers to go out and engage on a personal level with individuals in underserved communitie...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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6 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program out of Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce called TransWork aims to ease anxieties surrounding the experience of trans people in the workplace. They held a job fair in fall 2019 and educated the employer...

99% Invisible

Rose Eveleth

5 November 2019

New Mexico, United States

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The chili pepper industry is infamous in New Mexico; however many local farmers who rely on this crop for their livelihood are finding it difficult to find field workers. One possible solution is turning to technology...

CALmatters

Scott Rodd

5 November 2019

Riverside, California, United States

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California is one of the first states to legalize the sale of meals from the home, opening up new avenues for amateur chefs - namely immigrants, women, and people of color - who are not formally in the restaurant indu...

Next City

Rachel Chernasky

5 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Leaders in Philadelphia are considering offering a $7,500 tax credit to college graduates who owe $35,000 or more. The city hopes that the program will help retain more talent and chip away at Pennsylvania's high leve...

The Toledo Blade

Toledo Blade

3 November 2019

Toledo, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has implemented a program that encourages those returning from being injured on the job to dispose of their leftover opioids. While the bags aren't a new concept and have shown...

Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

2 November 2019

Uganda

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To eliminate barriers for access to birth control, Uganda's Advance Family Planning Project has released a new device that allows women to self-inject a dose of contraceptive once every three months. So far, women hav...

CityLab

Andrew Small

29 October 2019

New York, New York, United States

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New York City's Asphalt Art Initiative - created by Bloomberg Philanthropies - addresses pedestrian and traffic safety by taking to the streets and creating visual traffic flows with just a can of paint. Simple design...

BBC

Vittoria Traverso

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29 October 2019

Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

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In China, elderly people tend to exercise in groups in public parks which has lead to the formation of senior playgrounds. Promoting a "longstanding cultural tradition" as well as good health, these playgrounds are ga...

The Charlotte Observer

Keisha Portis

29 October 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Although Charlotte itself has yet to make any coordinated change, this article looks at several other North Carolina cities that are successfully lifting people out of poverty by increasing the minimum wage to be a li...

Grist

Scott Shigeoka

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29 October 2019

Morris, Minnesota, United States

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Voices for Rural Resilience is an organization that spurs collaboration amongst rural farmers on addressing issues of climate change. Anna Claussen, the founder, says that there are misconceptions of rural America and...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

24 October 2019

Bristol, Virginia, United States

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As the education community increasingly raises up social-emotional curricula as a solution to rising anxiety levels in young children, it can be hard for schools to know which of the countless programs and curricula a...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

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23 October 2019

Colorado, United States

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Reducing the cost and increasing access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) improves family planning outcomes for patients attending Title X clinics. With an initial infusion of philanthropic funds, Colora...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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21 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, homeless populations oftentimes face much greater health issues which financially impacts the state's public health care system. To address barriers to obtaining housing, with a sub-goal of bettering pe...

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