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The Trace

Brian Freskos

9 April 2019

Illinois, United States

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Following a mass shooting in Aurora, IL, lawmakers are introducing legislation that could make it harder for guns to be obtained by those who shouldn’t have them. The legislation proposes requiring fingerprints prior ...

Eye On Ohio

Christopher Johnston

31 March 2019

Ohio, United States

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Across Ohio, legislators, organizations, and activists have improved prevention and response measures to sexual assault. The state has seen the opening of 14 new rape crisis centers, statewide legislation, increased s...

Bellevue Reporter

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Aaron Kunkler

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30 March 2019

British Columbia, Canada

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Making child care an electoral priority in British Columbia helped decrease the burden of costs for working parents. Childcare advocates directed the government’s attention to providing quality, affordable childcare s...

The New York Times

Ellie Shechet

25 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Horticulture therapy uses relaxation and mindfulness to reduce stress, and even assist in recovery. While the application of horticultural activities and gardening in clinical therapy has existed for over a century, m...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

24 March 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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The use of solitary confinement, or administrative segregation, in prisons is facing pushback across the country. In Alabama, a federal judge tasked the Department of Corrections to investigate how other states are re...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

21 March 2019

New Jersey, United States

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In South Jersey's Cumberland County, election officials played on one of the state's oldest football rivalries to increase voter turnout by launching the Turnout Trophy. The competition put fourteen towns against each...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

13 March 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In Portland, Oregon, a group of activists have come together to be the eyes for their community when it comes to oil train shipments. There is a surprising lack of transparency when it comes to moving crude oil by tra...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Amid the nationwide discussion surrounding gender non-discrimination and sexual misconduct at American universities, the University of Utah has taken a proactive approach to realign its Title IX policies. In addition ...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Orego...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding,...

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 Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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7 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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After learning her home city of Austin, Texas ranked the 48th most charitable city in the country despite its strong economy, Patsy Woods Martin launched I Live Here I Give Here (ILHIGH) in 2007 to encourage Austinite...

CityLab

Mimi Kirk

4 March 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Towns and cities across the countries have grieved the loss of life due to gun violence in various ways, including temporary memorials like t-shirts and shoes, exhibits, and ceremonies. But in New Haven, Connecticut, ...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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4 March 2019

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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In 2013 and 2016, Brownsville, Texas was ranked the poorest city in the U.S. That hasn't stopped students in the border district from outperforming their wealthier Texan peers. Leaders credit data-based interventions,...

KVII-TV (ABC 7 Amarillo)

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 Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

25 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Across the United States, unsolved criminal cases have been on the rise. Not only does this leave those committing the crimes on the streets, it also decreases community trust in police and undermines the wellbeing of...

Smart Cities Dive

Katie Pyzyk

14 February 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Some of Chicago's public housing buildings now house a public library on the base floor. The co-location design is a result of a collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Housing Authority intended ...

The Guardian

Milli Legrain

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14 February 2019

Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic

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In the Dominican Republic, employees at the Alta Gracia factory are paid 2.5 times the national minimum wage, a salary that is widely unheard of in the garment factories that make t-shirts and sports merchandise for A...

Governing

Graham Vyse

13 February 2019

United States

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Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco are a few of the cities zeroing in on the millennial desire for purpose in their careers by incorporating purposeful narratives in recruitment. Viewing government more as a brand...

The Christian Science Monitor

Innocent Eteng

7 February 2019

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A local, grass-roots art project in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, spreads awareness about and encourages action against government-sponsored evictions in the city's low-income communities. Cinematic films, music, and journa...

The Baltimore Sun

Doug Donovan

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7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore passed a law that cracks down on rental property owners that have been operating without required inspection, leaving renters living in squalor. While critics fear that owners and landlords may lose business...

NPR

Diaa Hadid

3 February 2019

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistan, a group of women gathers every week to bike around the city, an act that works to bring awareness to equal rights between men and women. Despite backlash from men in the community, the bicyclists...

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Suzanne Biegel

30 January 2019

London, United Kingdom

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Gender-based impact investing, or supporting women's economic empowerment through investing in women-owned businesses, is not only the domain of the private sector. Given the scale of government business activities, t...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

29 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella launched two initiatives to help middle income families save money. The first is an awareness campaign called You Earned it Philly, which aims to encourage the over 50,000 peo...

NPR

Rachel D. Cohen

20 January 2019

New York, United States

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When a medical student identified a lack of education and materials provided to her class that focused on LGBT information and resources, she and her classmates decided to confront the school administration about the ...

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