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The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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20 September 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland’s Ceasefire initiative takes a collaborative, comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence. City officials, community advocates, residents, and law enforcement work together by prioritizing data analysis, m...

The Atlantic

Mark Obbie

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11 September 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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With support for a New York-based grant program, Buffalo has been trying various evidence-based approaches to decrease violence, especially gun violence, in the city. The grant program, Gun Involved Violence Eliminati...

Vox

Madeline Marshall

11 September 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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While most Americans and politicians from across the partisan aisle support universal background checks for firearm purchases, that system has shown to not be as effective as many think. Instead, states are implementi...

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Eleanor Klibanoff

3 September 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are often the frontline responders for survivors of a sexual assault, but have yet to be available in every hospital. Too often, women are turned away because of an a...

The Guardian

Nate Berg

2 September 2019

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Attitudes towards the legalization of sex work are changing around the world, and now some cities have even started considering public spaces for sex work while developing urban infrastructure plans. From Cologne, Ger...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Olivia Cuthbert

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30 August 2019

Palm Island, Lebanon

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In a stark juxtaposition to Lebanon’s polluted beaches, just 150 off the coast lies Palm Island – more commonly known as Rabbit Island – seeking to remain pristine and pollution-free. Promapir, a EU-funded collaborati...

Are We Europe Magazine

Rhiannon J. Davies

28 August 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

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After the Gezi Park protests in 2013, eight young Turks launched an app called Oy ve Ötesi, or "Vote and Beyond," to protect democratic values. The non-profit aims to improve voter turnout, increase transparency aroun...

Vox

Matthew Zeitlin

27 August 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Across the world, countries are reckoning with its astounding single-use plastic bag waste by instituting legislation that taxes or all-out bans them. Research has shown that taxing the bags has been a more effective ...

Marin Independent Journal

Richard Halstead

24 August 2019

Marin, California, United States

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A program run by the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin uses government vouchers to encourage landlords to create additional affordable housing units with extra rooms in their home. The program, which prim...

The Christian Science Monitor

Alex P. Kellogg

23 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Atlanta has seen a decline in rates of people experiencing homelessness from 2008-2018, a trend that is particularly meaningful as other cities contend with stubbornly high numbers. Part of the solution? A new source ...

The Trace

Alain Stephens

21 August 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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In San Diego, California, more than three Gun Violence Restraining Orders, or “red flag laws,” have been used to prevent gun violence. These laws have gained in popularity across the country, and allow courts to tempo...

The City

Reuven Blau

Rosa Goldensohn

19 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Solitary confinement was once thought of as one of the only effective punishments for violent prison inmates. As more research surfaces showing the severe damage it does to mental health, the racial bias of those plac...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

15 August 2019

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

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After decades of conservation and cleanup, the 42% of the entire Chesapeake Bay meets water quality standards. The Chesapeake Bay Program organized a regional collaboration between nonprofits, the government, and educ...

Washington Post

Marisa Iati

13 August 2019

Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Across the United States, cities are letting residents pay off their parking tickets with donations to local organizations. For set periods of time, cities like Muncie and Las Vegas write off traffic tickets – as long...

CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

12 August 2019

Wellington, New Zealand

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Since July 2019, New Zealand has held gun buybacks across the country and collected over 10,000 firearms. After a mass shooting at Christchurch mosque, the government rushed through legislation to ban semi-automatic a...

The Guardian

Eleanor Ainge Roy

11 August 2019

New Zealand

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A month after a mass shooting at New Zealand’s Christchurch mosque, New Zealand’s government has bought back over 10,000 firearms. The country passed legislation banning automatic and semi-automatic weapons a month af...

Reuters

Johnny Magdaleno

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8 August 2019

San Martin, California, United States

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In Santa Clara County, California, the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation program is funding an effort to prevent development and bolster agriculture on local farmland. The County, home to Silicon Valley, pur...

KSHB

Cat Reid

5 August 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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As Kansas City tries to decrease violent crime in the area, it looks to a decades-old initiative that may have worked in the past: gun buybacks. Such a response was first tried in 1994, and saw a decline in homicides ...

Wyoming Public Media

Rae Ellen Bichell

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5 August 2019

Longmont, Colorado, United States

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A local community member in Longmont, Colorado looks to creative public financing in order to keep the news media alive in his town. Looking to libraries as a successful model of special improvement districts, which a...

Vox

Dylan Matthews

4 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A group of economics researchers and county officials in the Seattle area teamed up to create a more comprehensive approach to housing vouchers. Rather than simply provide a rental voucher, the city piloted a program ...

Washington Post

Lori Aratani

2 August 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Officials who want to improve Washington D.C.'s unreliable metro system look to the Chicago Transportation Authority to find examples of success in rebuilding a subway system. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel prioritized up...

The Daily Record

Emily Morgan

30 July 2019

Fairfield, Ohio, United States

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In 2017, Ohio’s Fairfield County built a new jail that, for the first time in a long time, met minimum jail standards. Using bonds, the new jail included an increase in the amount of living space, better security stan...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

29 July 2019

Palisade, Colorado, United States

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Eradicating invasive species requires enrolling a community effort. Although quarantines and chemical treatments have not proven effective in preventing the spread of Popilia japonica, or the Japanese beetle, to farms...

Bridge Magazine

Robin Erb

22 July 2019

Grant, Michigan, United States

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A state-funded loan repayment program makes Michigan stand out in a competitive market for doctors and health care professionals. To help reduce the shortfall of healthcare professionals in underserved, rural communit...

CBS News

Nichole Marks

21 July 2019

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Designing room for rivers and coastlines can mitigate catastrophe. Following a massive flood in 1953, the Dutch government reallocated its resources toward disaster prevention and mitigation. Through measures like bui...

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