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AP changes crime reporting practices to ‘do less harm and give people second chances’ purpose

Jul. 29, 2021 10:12 am

AP changes crime reporting practices to ‘do less harm and give people second chances’

Acknowledging that journalism can inflict wounds unnecessarily, AP will no longer name those arrested for minor crimes when the news service is unlikely to cover the story’s subsequent developments.
Reflect back, reimagine forward: How Ben Franklin Technology Partners is investing in regional impact purpose

Jul. 28, 2021 8:45 am

Reflect back, reimagine forward: How Ben Franklin Technology Partners is investing in regional impact

The pandemic taught us that technology's greatest power is in impact, not just innovation, say guest columnists Margaret Berger Bradley and Megan McFadden.
Opinion: The FOP contract and how the police do not keep us safe purpose

Jul. 23, 2021 12:30 pm

Opinion: The FOP contract and how the police do not keep us safe

Contract negotiations are currently underway. We cannot allow the FOP to dictate our future, says guest columnist Mary Stricker.
National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union purpose

Jul. 22, 2021 8:59 am

National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union

The changes necessary to meet the demands of the ATL Homeless Union are significant, but they are not unreasonable. Take a look at how some of those challenges are met in Philly, say guest columnists Ryan Villagran and Andrew Spiers.
‘Defund the police’: What it means and what the research says on whether more police presence reduces crime purpose

Jul. 20, 2021 3:28 pm

‘Defund the police’: What it means and what the research says on whether more police presence reduces crime

Journalist's Resource researcher Clark Merrefield explores what “defund the police” means to criminologists, activists and legal scholars, recent research and what the future of policing in America might look like.
We can create a successful public bank — it’s our money! purpose

Jul. 19, 2021 10:25 am

We can create a successful public bank — it’s our money!

North Dakota's public bank is the most profitable bank in the United States, with up to 17% return on investment. Philadelphia has twice as many people as ND, and a lot more money. Imagine the potential, says guest columnist Constance Billé.
Can mindfulness make you generous? The answer might depend on whether you more often use ‘we’ than ‘I’ purpose

Jul. 13, 2021 11:33 am

Can mindfulness make you generous? The answer might depend on whether you more often use ‘we’ than ‘I’

Hospitals, schools, prisons promote tout its benefits, and more than 1 in 5 employers offers training in it. But the way we practice mindfulness may be making us more selfish, says guest columnist Michael Poulin.
Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures it purpose

Jul. 12, 2021 12:53 pm

Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures it

Many Americans in the past have been rudely surprised at just how inadequate America’s safety net is, at least in part because it’s based on outdated federal poverty thresholds, says guest columnist Mark Rank.
These pandemic dating trends are here to stay purpose

Jul. 9, 2021 10:04 am

These pandemic dating trends are here to stay

It got harder to get love-bombed, but houseplanting was a scourge. Guest columnist Danielle Selber shares her new dating lexicon.
Postal banking could provide free accounts to 21 million in US without access to a credit union or community bank purpose

Jul. 8, 2021 2:44 pm

Postal banking could provide free accounts to 21 million in US without access to a credit union or community bank

The lack of affordable banking creates real hardships that disproportionately hurt low-income Americans and communities of color, say guest columnists Terri Friedline and Ameya Pawar.

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