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The Trace

J. Brian Charles

6 July 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A strategy to improve the intelligence that steers policing and violence-intervention efforts has worked in Chicago and shown promising early signs in Baltimore. But plans to expand Strategic Decision Support Centers ...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Suevon Lee

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22 June 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Twelve Honolulu high school students, who had only ever met online, used social media to organize a Black Lives Matter protest that drew over 10,000 people. The teens used online forums to communicate about their goal...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

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19 June 2020

United States

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Just as the Emmett Till murder helped inspire protests in the civil rights era, which in turn led to the passage of civil rights and voting rights legislation, the protests over policing in 2020 already have sparked r...

Montana Free Press

Alex Sakariassen

11 June 2020

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Throughout the United States, health care professionals are beginning to prescribe "time outdoors" as a remedy for physical and mental illnesses in place of pharmaceuticals. Due to the stressors caused by Covid-19, th...

U.S. News & World Report

Melanie D. G. Kaplan

11 June 2020

United States

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Artists are designing bold and direct messaging to provide Covid-19 information to underserved populations. The messaging is explicit, often highlighting the role of racism in health disparities seen with the virus, a...

The Trace

Ann Givens

26 May 2020

Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

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After a 14-year-old girl in Jonesboro, Ark., accidentally shot and killed a friend, local activists distributed hundreds of fliers promoting safe gun storage strategies that have been proven to save lives. They gained...

Nigerian Tribune

Ifedayo Ogunyemi

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15 May 2020

South Korea

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As a response to hospital bed shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea developed a strategy that divides individuals who tested positive into four categories – mild, moderate, severe, and extremely severe –...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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7 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, a government-sanctioned camp has been developed for individuals experiencing housing insecurity. The camp, with around-the-clock security, offers residents water, meals, health care, and electrical out...

Concord Monitor

Damien Fisher

6 May 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Contact tracing is not new for the state of New Hampshire, but officials are now adapting previous practices to better match the infectious capabilities of COVID-19. The practice is normally handled by the state Burea...

CALmatters

Rachel A. Becker

5 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California state government is pivoting to a tactic that will allow for state employees to be reassigned and retrained to help efforts towards implementing contact tracing. Only one-third of the state's local health d...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

5 May 2020

Johannesburg, Central African Republic

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To contain the coronavirus and reopen the economy, state governments throughout the United States are implementing public health lessons that were learned in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Although the two out...

The New York Times

Michael Powell

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28 April 2020

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States

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Rhode Island is one of the few states in America that has worked to establish widespread testing for the coronavirus. Although gaining tests has been a challenge, local officials have concentrated efforts on eliminati...

KQED

Devin Katayama

Ericka Cruz Guevarra

Alan Montecillo

24 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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It wasn't until first cases of coronavirus were recorded in the United States that San Francisco and other U.S. cities took action to mitigate the spread, but in Chinatown, precautions started much earlier and the pre...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Aubrey Whelan

22 April 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

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When faced with an opioid crisis, the government in Portugual made a drastic decision to decriminalize drug use. This shift in policy allowed for a shift in perspective – addiction problems could now be treated as a p...

Yes! Magazine

Megan Wildhood

20 April 2020

Lacey, Washington, United States

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Many psychologists and counselors have moved their therapy sessions online due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has been received largely positively across the nation. As the pandemic continues, however, there is an...

Scientific American

Sophie Bushwick

20 April 2020

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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As U.S. hospitals face a shortage of personal protective equipment during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, creatives and engineers across the nation have begun a DIY movement to help create back up surgical masks. ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

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20 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The NYC-based campaign, Dumplings Against Hate, has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Asian Americans for Equality’s Emergency Small Business Relief Fund by bringing together a virtual community of support. As t...

CNN

Angela Dewan

Henrik Pettersson

Natalie Croker

16 April 2020

Taiwan

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As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, we’re also learning lessons from one another. For instance, Taiwan’s ability to have a designated Central Epidemic Command Center helped to coordinate a comprehensive r...

KDNK Community Radio

Lucas Turner

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14 April 2020

Carbondale, Colorado, United States

Radio

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In Colorado, the Carbondale Mutual Aid Group and Emergency Taskforce launched a new program called “Neighborhood Heroes," which matches community members with around 30 homes to offer leaflets and other forms of suppo...

The Bulletin

Makenzie Whittle

9 April 2020

Bend, Oregon, United States

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To address the boredom and isolation that many artists are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic, a local independent filmmaker in Oregon created a film project to act as a creative outlet that attracted contributio...

Stateline

Christine Vestal

Michael Ollove

8 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Across the U.S. many state hospitals and forming partnerships with each other and hospitals in other states to better address the coronavirus pandemic. Washington's hospital system is emerging as a model for collectiv...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

6 April 2020

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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A technology service company based in Wilmington, DE hires neurodiverse employees, people with developmental disabilities, to fulfill roles that they may typically be overlooked for despite their skillsets. TPI avoids...

NH Business Review

Peter Nakos

2 April 2020

Rochester, New Hampshire, United States

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The Rochester School District in New Hampshire has figured out a way to connect students with limited or no internet access during the pandemic—school bus hotspots. The school district has equipped nine school buses w...

Manchester Ink Link

Dave Eisenstadter

1 April 2020

Exeter, New Hampshire, United States

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A sports safety equipment producer in New Hampshire shifted to producing personal protective equipment when the coronavirus pandemic caused a shortage for medical professionals. After working with a nurse practitioner...

CNN

Alicia Lee

1 April 2020

Texas, United States

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Doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic are able to isolate themselves from their families to avoid possible transmission of the virus thanks to a Facebook group that helps match medical professionals wi...

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