Politics & Government Good News

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

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These Innovative Housing Projects Increase Affordability on a Major Scale

The United Nations reports that 1.6 billion people live in inadequate housing conditions, while at last count, more than 100 million people have no housing at all. It’s a big number that helpers are working to shrink through a variety of international affordable housing efforts.
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What Can a Library Card Get You? Try a Popcorn Maker or Ukulele

The “library of things" is a movement in the United States that is reshaping public libraries and how they serve patrons in the digital age.
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Good News: Cars Are Vanishing from Paris

The share of journeys made by car in the city has fallen by nearly half, and the trend is only accelerating.
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Carrots for Carrots: States Promote Buying Local for School Lunches

Local foods, once rare on school lunch trays, are gradually becoming more available in school cafeterias as states promote fresh produce, legumes, meats, and fish.
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These Are the 25 Oldest National Parks in America

The importance of these lands goes back further than explorations of the Western wilderness, further than the passage of protective legislation. Using a variety of historical sources, we compiled a list of the 25 oldest established national parks in America.
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Your Guide to the Bill of Rights and Other Constitutional Amendments

We compiled a look at all 27 amendments to the Constitution in order to provide an overview of precisely what was at stake each time our elected leaders voted to amend America's governing document.
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8 (Unique & Meaningful) Ideas To Celebrate Veterans Day (2023)

Veterans Day should not be the only day we celebrate veterans, rather, it should be a jumping-off point for us to continue to fight and advocate for these folks at home — 365 days of the year. 
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How to Fix America’s Confusing Voting System

Voting can be a convoluted obstacle course, especially for those who can’t read. Here are proven ways of fixing the system and enabling millions more voters to participate.
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Smart Sails, Renewable Energy, & Whirlpools - Good News This Week: October 15th 2022

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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Digital IDs Are Life-changing For Refugees in Cameroon

Central African refugees can access education, healthcare, and banking with identity cards, but data privacy is vital, say experts.
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