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There are better ways to spend economic development dollars. Cities that bend over backward to lure the tech giant may end up on the losing end.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:00 am
A Boston radio station trains teens, helps them find their voice, and gives them a chance to be heard.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:00 am
Liberals and conservatives have too much in common—and too much at stake—to keep hiding behind differences.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 7:00 am
We are alienating each other with unrestrained callouts and unchecked self-righteousness. Here’s how that can stop.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 7:00 am
It’s OK to be a part-time crusader or half-hearted fanatic. That helps you stay resilient.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 7:00 am
In the post-coal economy, life-skills training helps employ people and restore the savaged land.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 7:00 am
A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 7:00 am
A new book outlines how the superrich have worked to undermine our country, and what we can do to fight back.
Posted: October 11, 2017, 7:00 am
A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.
Posted: October 10, 2017, 7:00 am
Intersectional movements are helping the left gain ground, not just play defense.
Posted: October 10, 2017, 7:00 am
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 7:00 am
Send us your ideas by October 30.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 7:00 am
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.
Posted: October 9, 2017, 7:00 am
These women are helping audiences empathize with issues in a way that a book or an article can’t.
Posted: October 7, 2017, 7:00 am
If we can stop clinging to stories that obscure the truth of what happened, then what follows easily is, How can I help?
Posted: October 6, 2017, 7:00 am

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Andrew Wright’s tear-jerking reunion with his therapy dog, Polo, is going viral. The Cleveland man was victim to a carjacking in which Polo, another puppy named Baby Girl, and Andrew’s car were stolen at a gas station. Andrew suffers from seizures, and Polo is able to detect them. The car,

The post Man Sobs When He’s Reunited With Stolen Therapy Dog Found 8 Miles Away From Crime Scene appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:08 pm

This might be the sweetest game of Where’s Waldo? you have ever seen. After spending the last three years in Australia, 31-year-old Ali wanted to fly home to London to surprise his mother for her birthday. But he didn’t want to just show up at his parent’s front door – he

The post Son Hides All Over Airport Dressed As Waldo To Surprise Mom He Hasn’t Seen In 3 Years appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:45 pm

This Muggle family was miserable over becoming stranded in the Scottish Highlands – until they found out who would be rescuing them. Jon and Helen Cluett, along with their four children, had taken a little weekend vacation earlier this week when they arranged to stay at a small cottage in

The post Stranded Family Delighted to Be Rescued By the Hogwarts Express appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: McKinley Corbley
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:27 pm

Natasha Wallace will go through hell and high water – or in this case, wildfires – in order to rescue her 4-year-old pit bull, Bentley. The Santa Rosa Junior College student had just finished up studying for school across town from her house last Monday when she started driving home

The post California Woman Escapes Wildfires On Bike Carrying Her 70-Pound Pit Bull appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: McKinley Corbley
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:27 pm

Tannah Butterfield’s foster parents have been trying to adopt her and her two siblings for years. Then, a security camera captured the moment earlier this week when the 11-year-old girl was told that they were finally being adopted. The 11-year-old from South Jordan, Utah was in class when the school’s

The post Watch Overjoyed 11-Year-Old Jump Into Woman’s Arms After Learning She’ll Be Adopted appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 15, 2017, 4:08 pm

Jimmie Smith kept putting off checking his lotto tickets from last year – but it's a good thing he finally did, too, because he won $24.1 million.

The post Thanks to Chance Reminder, Man Claims $24M Lotto Jackpot Just 2 Days Before Expiration appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 14, 2017, 4:01 pm

MIT professor Kieran Setiya’s book “Midlife” aims to smooth out the rocky road of middle age. Written by Peter Dizikes MIT News Office A few years ago, a man experienced a midlife crisis. He was professionally successful and had a rewarding family life, but still had a “hollow” feeling. Could

The post How Philosophy Can Solve Your Midlife Crisis appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 14, 2017, 3:50 pm

Alyssa Kapasi had never thought about how school children living next door to her might be going hungry every day – and that is why she is helping to create an app that will ensure every child in America can have access to a full meal. Instead of parents buying

The post Teen Prodigies Create App That Could End School Lunch Hunger appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: McKinley Corbley
Posted: October 14, 2017, 3:44 pm

Brock Hardwick may be struggling with a rare form of cancer, but over 1,000 people are helping to keep his spirits up. Back in February, the 7-year-old from Portland, Maine was diagnosed with glioblastoma – a high-grade cancer of the spine and brain. The youngster currently spends his days fighting the

The post 7-yo With Rare Form of Cancer Receives 1,000 Halloween Cards From Around the World appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: McKinley Corbley
Posted: October 13, 2017, 10:15 pm

Clyde the dog has spent half of this live dragging around a massive tumor on his chest – but now, thanks to a dedicated team of employees, he has gotten a second chance at life. The shepherd-husky mix was only recently dropped off at the Gallatin County Animal Shelter in Sparta,

The post Abandoned Dog With 6-Pound Tumor Gets Second Chance at Life appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: McKinley Corbley
Posted: October 12, 2017, 4:58 pm

When a sniper opened fire on a group of spectators at a Las Vegas country music festival, Taylor Winston made national headlines for stealing a man’s truck and using it to transport over 30 wounded people to the hospital. The 29-year-old marine veteran credits his quick-thinking during the chaos to

The post Veteran Who Stole Truck to Save 30 Vegas Shooting Victims Surprised With New Car appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: McKinley Corbley
Posted: October 12, 2017, 4:04 pm

While some people might sulk and complain about having to spend the night in an airport, Mahshid Mazooji was determined to turn it into a positive experience. Mahshid had missed a connecting flight last month in North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Rather than sit around, angry about the inconvenience,

The post Woman Dances Night Away With Airport Strangers After Missing A Flight And Getting Stranded appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 12, 2017, 3:18 pm

As wildfires blaze through the state of California, thousands of people have been forced to evacuate to safety, but the flames aren’t only threatening people. Thousands of animals are in danger as well, especially those living in zoos and wildlife preserves. At the Safari West Park and animal preserve in

The post Deadly Flames Threaten Wildlife Site But One Man Stays Behind With Hose To Keep Animals Safe appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 11, 2017, 10:41 pm

Joseph Badame has spent decades preparing to save friends and family from an inevitable doomsday – but now, he will be saving a different group of people instead. The 74-year-old architect of Medford, New Jersey had spent the last 40 years collecting survival supplies for the bomb shelter in his

The post Misfortune Leads Man Preparing For Doomsday to His Destiny: Saving Lives in Puerto Rico appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: McKinley Corbley
Posted: October 11, 2017, 7:22 pm

Nancy was leaving a store when a brightly painted rock caught her eye. The lady who left the rock next to her car had no idea just how much it would mean.

The post Cancer Survivor Breaks Down When She Discovers ‘Hope’ Rock Left Near Her Car By Total Stranger appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 10, 2017, 10:08 pm

A man dove into a pit of mud for one heroic reason: to rescue a female impala that had become trapped in the muck. The impala, which had apparently fallen into the mud at the Zimbabwe National Park, had become exhausted from unsuccessfully trying to escape. Thankfully, he was spotted

The post Man Risks His Own Safety to Rescue Impala Stuck in Mud appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 10, 2017, 7:52 pm

You know those projects that make you feel as if you’re spinning your wheels and you’re going to lose whatever hair you have left? Cheryl Rice was working on one of those projects at work. She was frustrated. She felt stalled. She was dejected. Then a colleague gave her a

The post Two Words That Changed Almost Half a Million Lives appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Brad Aronson
Posted: October 10, 2017, 3:58 pm

Gayna was traveling with her son, who has autism and ADHD, and he wasn’t reacting well on the train—until a 21-year-old sat down and changed everything.

The post 5-Year-Old Has ‘Meltdown’ On Train Ride But Mom Snaps Photo When Stranger Sits Down With Him appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 9, 2017, 10:37 pm

After helping to rescue a young woman who had just escaped her kidnappers, this 65-year-old man then handed over his $7,000 reward because she was “the real hero”. Earl Melchert first saw 15-year-old Jasmine Block when he returned to his home in Alexandria, Minnesota last month in order to retrieve

The post Man Who Helped Rescue Kidnapped Girl Gives Her His $7,000 Reward appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: Good News Network
Posted: October 9, 2017, 8:24 pm

There are dozens of internet videos of couples making pregnancy announcements – but this montage of excited reactions can only be called priceless. Drew and Tammy Waltz spent the summer telling their friends and family members about their decision to adopt four orphan siblings from Eastern Europe – and every

The post Watch the Fun Reactions Over Couple’s Decision to Adopt 4 Orphan Siblings appeared first on Good News Network.

Author: McKinley Corbley
Posted: October 8, 2017, 7:10 pm