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These are the best positive news stories you missed this week: June 15 Edition

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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These state parks now offer blind visitors an app to help them safely explore on their own

One state will now offer free access to an accessibility app called Aira, helping blind and low vision state park visitors enjoy their adventures.
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Innovative 'sign language ambulance' service aims to save more lives in emergencies, reduce barriers

The implementation of this technology will make emergency services more accessible for Deaf and hard of hearing patients.
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Cancer is killing firefighters. So this city is going 100% PFAS-free.

Research suggests that firefighters have higher rates of cancer than the general population, including a 26% higher risk for brain cancer.
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June: Awareness Months & Holidays for Causes

The ultimate calendar of June’s awareness days, national months, and more...
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The best good news stories you may have missed this week — June 1, 2024

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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Disability Milestone: Rep. Jennifer Wexton makes history with assistive communication device speech in Congress

Some people with disabilities hailed Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s use of text-to-speech technology, but say there is work to be done to advance representation for those who communicate differently.
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Maggie Rogers to give seat upgrades to fans who support local abortion clinics

Every night of her Don’t Forget Me Tour, the singer is giving away ticket upgrades to fans who donate to local abortion clinics.
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California is about to tax guns more like alcohol and tobacco — and that could make a dent in gun violence

The NRA has characterized California’s Gun Violence Prevention and School Safety Act as an affront to the Constitution. But the reaction from the gun lobby and firearms manufactures may hint at something else...
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ER visits spike during heatwaves — but two simple measures could cut hospitalization rates in half

What’s white and green and cool all over? A city aided by science-based solutions that combat extreme heat.
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Deaf campus protestors establish new standards for accessibility in pro-Palestinian demonstrations

Volunteers, including hearing Gallaudet students and community members, organized to create a more accessible space for Deaf protesters at the encampment.
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AAPI researchers celebrate new standards for collecting race, ethnicity data

The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, growing over four times faster than the total population.
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