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Ways that people, organizations, and governments are fighting to strengthen democracy in the United States and around the world

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Heat Officers, Pets, & Solar Power - Good News This Week: January 21st 2023

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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Urban Walkability is Gaining a Foothold in the U.S.

Prioritizing improved walkability and pedestrian access to businesses over traffic and parking has helped many struggling businesses stay afloat in the U.S. That’s why cities around the country are starting to embrace an urban planning concept called the “15-Minute City.”
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3 Ways To Actually Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day (2023)

It's important we don't reduce Martin Luther King Jr. Day to a “day off” or a quote on social media.
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Federal Incentives Are Making Solar Power Accessible... Finally

The solar industry is projected to grow by 40% within the next half-decade — above prior projections. 
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The Best Good News Stories From 2022

Feel more hopeful about 2022 with Good Good Good’s roundup of the best positive news of the year — updated every month.
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Gun Buybacks Are Popular. But Are They Effective?

More than 160 gun owners in Richmond, Virginia, turned in 474 firearms in the city’s first-ever gun buyback event. City officials offered Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger gift cards in various amounts for different unwanted firearms.
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Equality & Justice Helpers 2022

Helpers 2022: The People Who Made a Difference for Equality, Justice, and Government

Every year, The Helpers Edition of the Goodnewspaper highlights inspiring helpers in a number of categories. In this post we’re celebrating helpers in the Government & Justice category.
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Ukraine Helpers 2022

Helpers 2022: Celebrating the People Helping Ukraine

Every year, The Helpers Edition of the Goodnewspaper highlights inspiring helpers in a number of categories. In this post we’re celebrating helpers in the Ukraine category.
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10 Cities Where Bike Commuting Is Growing Fastest in the US

Using data from the Bike League, the Census Bureau, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and several cities' websites, we looked into the 10 cities in the U.S. where bike commuting has increased the most.
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Affordable Housing Solutions

Creative Affordable Housing Solutions Opening Doors For All

While affordable housing is a multilayered issue, it’s important that we both acknowledge the systems that put many in this position while also recognizing the people and organizations diligently working towards creative solutions.
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