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Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies

Chad Reich

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2 May 2019

Appalachia, Ohio, United States

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After the legacy of acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines in Appalachian Ohio, there are several initiatives working to clean up the rivers and streams. Change-agents from universities, local organizations, and...

Eugene Weekly

Asia Zeller

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7 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, students who qualify for special education services are twice as likely to be disciplined as their peers. One district is working to buck this trend with a method called Positive Behavioral Interventions an...

Daily Emerald

Ryan Nguyen

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7 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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The Oregon Promise, which will pay a portion of an in-state student's tuition towards one of Oregon's community colleges, has been a game changer for some undocumented, first-generation, and low-income students. While...

Generocity

Grace Shallow

21 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Participatory defense, is a model that integrates the family into the legal defense of someone being prosecuted for a crime. Loved ones can bring in evidence like photos and records that speak to the character of the ...

Generocity

Grace Shallow

8 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) works with Philadelphia families to improve outcomes for low-income children. By bringing educational materials and lessons into the home, the service providers, who are all from the c...

OR Magazine

Justin Rimerman

8 June 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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While many colleges and universities lack structured support and community for LGBTQA+ students, the University of Oregon offers specific LGBTQA+ dorm floors, classes, and networks to ensure students feel comfortable ...

UO Journalism and Communication

Delaney Young

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7 June 2018

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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With climate change warming the planet, wildfires are becoming an increasingly worrisome issue. In Ashland, Oregon, fire crews are working to reintroduce fire to forests through prescribed burns in order to mitigate t...

UO Journalism and Communication

Bryana Sena

7 June 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Composting reduces the waste that fill landfills, but it's not always a common practice. Food For Lane County and Compost Crew are two operations in Oregon that are working to change this through local control operati...

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Julie Christie

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16 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Nonprofits in the Philadelphia area work to bring education to offenders who are in corrections facilities, as well as those who are re-entering into the world. Research shows that, with access to classes, novels, and...

Covering Addiction

Matthew McCann

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12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Across the country, prisons are incorporating “therapeutic communities” to help incarcerated individuals find the residential treatment they need. Substance abuse continues to be strongly linked to recidivism, and in ...

Covering Addiction

Julie Christie

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12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the 22nd District police department has adopted the Police Assisted Diversion program, or PAD. The program trains police officers to take a public health approach to addiction and substance abuse, giv...

Covering Addiction

Jenny Roberts

12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Throughout Pennsylvania, the rate of infants being exposed to drugs in the womb is increasing, which in turn means more cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Because removing the infant from the mother can have negat...

Covering Addiction

Sydney Schaefer

12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A significant spike in opioid-related overdose deaths in Philadelphia has resulted in more people in the community carrying Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication. Thanks to a standing order signed by the Pe...

Covering Addiction

Larry O'Connor

12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the Recovery Overdose Survivor Engagement (ROSE) project has seen success in connecting at-risk patients and those who have survived an overdose to treatment centers and counseling services. Since its...

Covering Addiction

Nico Rossi

12 May 2018

Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States

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Hepatitis C along with other communicable diseases are often contracted through dirty needles, but programs in Pennsylvania are trying to reduce the spread through awareness and education as well as safe-needle exchan...

Covering Addiction

Laura Smythe

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12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To reduce the stigma around seeking treatment for addiction, the Interim House in Philadelphia provides a women-exclusive program that focus on treating past traumas through the use of dialectical behavior therapy. Ba...

Covering Addiction

Austin Ampeloquio

12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Though there continue to be stigmas and stereotypes around using medically-assisted treatments (MATs) for addiction rehabilitation, several housing units in Philadelphia work to make individuals using MAT as part of t...

Eugene Weekly

Kaylee Tornay

24 August 2017

Eugene, United States

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Eugene's community court is helping improve the problem of recidivism in offenders by treating criminogenic needs (factors that make an offender likely to re-offend). Individuals are put in programs of various lengths...

Indiana Daily Student

Alison Graham

7 June 2017

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

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After calling roll at an all-male city council meeting in Bloomington, Indiana, city clerk Regina Moore recruited a group of women to run for office with the Democratic Women's Caucus in 1999. In 2017, she worked with...

The Daily of the University of Washington

Alex Visser

4 May 2017

Washington, United States

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Individuals with disabilities often struggle to find dentists that will see them, even just for routine exams. At the University of Washington Medical Center, dentistry professionals are changing this practice through...

Badger Herald

Vidushi Saxena

19 April 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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University of Wisconsin students and faculty are attempting to change the way food is treated on campus to minimize waste. The dining halls compost leftovers, and food is also donated to Campus Kitchens, which serves ...

University Daily Kansan

Omar Sanchez

15 March 2017

Lawrence, Kansas, United States

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A motion-tracking software that promotes musical improvisation, called the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), is helping people create music regardless of ability level. Not only does the technology enable users ...

The Daily Orange

Taylor Watson

28 November 2016

Syracuse, New York, United States

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The city of Syracuse uses two outreach programs to encourage homeless individuals to seek shelter during the winter months and, eventually, permanent housing. Rather than detain folks who refuse to seek shelter throug...

Daily Trojan

Matt Lemas

28 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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At the University of Southern California, rates of binge drinking have been on the rise and are now reported as reaching above the national average. To combat this epidemic, the university is offering alternatives to ...

OR Magazine

Corinne Ellis

1 April 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Through comprehensive sex education, widely available contraception and their Human Sexuality Education law, Oregon has managed to drastically reduce their teen pregnancy rates.

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