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Renewing Democracy

Institutions and individuals attempting to reinvigorate American democracy and promote more inclusive, transparent, and efficient government. From hyper-partisanship to disinformation, our democracy is under threat. These stories explore how communities across the country are responding to issues at the heart of our democracy through civic engagement, electoral and political reform, and government innovation.

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    Still Can't Breathe: How NYPD Officers Continue to Use Chokeholds on Civilians

    Still Can't Breathe: How NYPD Officers Continue...
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    Where surveillance cameras work but the justice system doesn't

    Where surveillance cameras work but the justice...
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    Newark cops, with reform, didn't fire a single shot in 2020

    Newark cops, with reform, didn't fire a single ...
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    Outside/In: Everybody Knows Somebody

    Outside/In: Everybody Knows Somebody
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    ‘Slow Streets' Disrupted City Planning. What Comes Next?

    ‘Slow Streets' Disrupted City Planning. What Co...
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    Five Days Without Cops: Could Brooklyn Policing Experiment be a ‘Model for the Future'?

    Five Days Without Cops: Could Brooklyn Policing...
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    A Year of Intersex Victories

    A Year of Intersex Victories
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    How Youth Turned the Tide in the 2020 Election

    How Youth Turned the Tide in the 2020 Election
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    Under Biden, the Justice Department is expected to again police the police

    Under Biden, the Justice Department is expected...
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    How US cities fixed violations to Asian Americans' voting rights in 2020

    How US cities fixed violations to Asian America...
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    Ranked Choice Voting Debuts in 2020 Basalt Mayoral Election

    Ranked Choice Voting Debuts in 2020 Basalt Mayo...
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    5 Years Later, Santa Barbarans Reflect on Goals, Outcomes of Switch to District Elections

    5 Years Later, Santa Barbarans Reflect on Goals...
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    There is no Gen Z ‘enthusiasm' gap

    There is no Gen Z ‘enthusiasm' gap
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    How a Boston suburb corrected voter rights violations against Asian Americans

    How a Boston suburb corrected voter rights viol...
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    What Comes Next for Portland's Protests?

    What Comes Next for Portland's Protests?
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    A secret settlement hid an officer's misconduct. Outside Maine, it would have been different.

    A secret settlement hid an officer's misconduct...
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    A grassroots push to save disappearing birds and bees forces change in Germany

    A grassroots push to save disappearing birds an...
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    Female climate activists using Instagram to fight for Earth's future

    Female climate activists using Instagram to fig...
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    Soccer star leads an awakening on child hunger in Britain

    Soccer star leads an awakening on child hunger ...
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    'It gave me hope in democracy': how French citizens are embracing people power

    'It gave me hope in democracy': how French citi...
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    Native American votes helped secure Biden's win in Arizona

    Native American votes helped secure Biden's win...
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    A Watchdog Accused Officers of Serious Misconduct. Few Were Punished.

    A Watchdog Accused Officers of Serious Miscondu...
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    How faith leaders organized to win two major environmental victories in Louisiana

    How faith leaders organized to win two major en...
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    Twitter Keeps Some Measures It Says Slowed Election Misinformation

    Twitter Keeps Some Measures It Says Slowed Elec...
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    In Brazil, Women Candidates Find Strength in Numbers

    In Brazil, Women Candidates Find Strength in Nu...
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