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The National

Hendia Alashepy

29 October 2021

Libya

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Libya’s Electoral Outreach Ambassadors program aims to increase women’s trust in the political process and register new voters. The female ambassadors are experienced in civil society participation but are not affilia...

The Precision NG

Shola Ilesanmi

29 October 2021

Ondo, Nigeria

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The Abiyamo Maternal and Child Health Insurance Scheme provides free maternal and early childhood care, including hospital deliveries, to improve maternal and childhood survival rates. The government made a budgetary ...

The Washington Post

Heather Kelly

28 October 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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Bluetooth-enabled tracking devices were designed to find lost purses and key rings. But the devices, sold under such names as Tile, AirTag, and Chipolo, also can be used to find stolen cars, bikes, or other valuables....

Roll Call

Jim Saska

28 October 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Violence Intervention Program at Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center counsels victims of violence and links them to needed social services to try to keep them safe from future injury. Such hospital-based trauma care i...

Mountain Grown Community Radio (KVNF)

Stephanie Maltarich

28 October 2021

Basalt, Colorado, United States

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Basalt Vista is the first net-zero affordable housing project in Colorado, based in Basalt. The homes are constructed in partnership with the county, the school district, and Habitat for Humanity. The homes are lined ...

Local News Matters

Victoria Franco

28 October 2021

California, United States

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In California, first responders have implemented technology to assist with wildfires and evacuations. The two tools are ALERTWildfire and Zonehaven. ALERTWildfire is a system of cameras that help firefighters locate, ...

Planet Detroit

Nina Ignaczak

27 October 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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WeSolar makes solar power accessible to low-income residents by building and investing in community-solar farms and signing residents up for credits from investor-owned utilities. The startup, the first community sola...

Metro FM 90.8

Hasifah Namuli

27 October 2021

Uganda

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Lack of access to menstrual products contributes to the high drop rates among girls between primary and secondary school. A collaboration between civil society and government organizations created the Menstrual Health...

Prime Progress

Angela Umoru

26 October 2021

Nigeria

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Step Up Nigeria’s "Catch Them Young Initiative" uses children’s storybooks and animated films to teach school children how to become anti-corruption ambassadors. The books, which have recently been adapted to animated...

WURD

Peak Johnson

25 October 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing Hurt People helps the survivors of gun violence and other assaults starting bedside in hospitals and continuing during a patient's recovery. The group, partnering with other services providers, treats mental t...

WOIO-TV

Nichole Vrsansky

22 October 2021

Richland County, Ohio, United States

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To combat rising infant mortality rates, rural Richland County’s public health officials began a program to meet the needs of new and soon-to-be moms. The program provides maternal and infant care education as well as...

The Wichita Beacon

Celia Hack

21 October 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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The COVID Ambassador program trains people to listen, be empathetic, and acknowledge people’s COVID-19 vaccine concerns. Ambassadors’ training includes substantial practice talking to people who are resistant to getti...

Associated Press

Martha Bellisle

21 October 2021

United States

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A growing number of prosecutors compile lists of police officers deemed untrustworthy witnesses, information they disclose to defense lawyers to prevent unjust criminal convictions. Called "Brady lists" or "do not cal...

The Land

Lee Chilcote

Asha Fairley

20 October 2021

Ohio, United States

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Cleveland State University used a grant to open up Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry on campus where students in need can get groceries, including fresh produce and canned goods. Many CSU students faced f...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

18 October 2021

Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria

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The Lifesaving Intervention Project offers postnatal services to mothers and newborns via community health workers who are trained in maternal and child health. After giving birth, the women receive follow-up care ove...

Santa Barbara Independent

Tyler Hayden

14 October 2021

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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When California adopted a new law in 2020 allowing formerly incarcerated firefighters to petition to have their criminal records expunged and parole waived, the law excluded people with the most serious, violent offen...

Montana Free Press

Emily Stifler Wolfe

14 October 2021

Big Sandy, Montana, United States

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Quinn Organic Research Center sits at the hub of innovations slowly transforming farming culture away from industrial agriculture toward organic and regenerative strategies. Countering the decades-old "get big or get ...

The Washington Post

Samantha Schmidt

12 October 2021

La Giajira, Colombia

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IPSI Palaima is working to vaccinate Indigenous families who live in hard-to-reach areas of La Guajira, where there are no paved roads, electricity, or running water and staff must use cars, boats, and motorbikes to r...

Prime Progress

Arinze Chijioke

12 October 2021

Nigeria

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A mobile health clinic is bringing checkups to senior citizens living in remote parts of Nigeria. The free initiative provides doctors, physical therapy, nurses, a laboratory, and a pharmacy as well. Following medical...

Nation Africa

Angela Oketch

12 October 2021

Homa Bay, Kenya

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Pama Care is an initiative that coordinates HIV care within a family to address barriers to adherence to achieve viral suppression in children and adults. All HIV positive family members are put on the same medication...

Yes! Magazine

Judy Bankman

8 October 2021

Alaska, United States

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The Native Conservacy, a Native-owned and Native-led land trust, created a program to support and train Indigenous farmers to create their own kelp farms. Kelp is nutrient-rich, grows in the ocean, and requires no lan...

Mountain Grown Community Radio (KVNF)

Laura Palmisano

7 October 2021

Montrose, Colorado, United States

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CASA serves children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect. The nonprofit owns an 8-unit residence for youth 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system or are at risk for becoming homeless. The ho...

The Washington Post

Kimberly Kindy

7 October 2021

Colorado, United States

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Fifteen months after Colorado became the first state to strip law enforcement officers of their legal immunity from civil lawsuits for misconduct on the job, only one lawsuit has been filed over a notorious incident a...

Belt Magazine

Randiah Green

7 October 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Programs like Motor City Match and Grown in Detroit help entrepreneurs launch Black-owned food businesses in Detroit. The businesses sell healthy foods in neighborhoods often lacking in nutritious options or in the in...

NBC News

Simone Weichselbaum

Emily R. Siegel

Andrew Blankstein

7 October 2021

Virginia, United States

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A new Virginia law restricts when the police can stop motorists, limiting the chances for inequitable law enforcement. Barred from stopping vehicles based on minor infractions like a broken taillight, police in the fi...

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