Good News Headlines 1/2/18


On New Year’s Day, Many Low-Wage Workers Celebrate With A Raise

by Emily Sullivan, WBUR

In 18 states and 20 localities, lawmakers are forcing up the minimum wage… Read More



University Of Cincinnati Names A Building After An Alumna And Civil Rights Pioneer

from The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Marian Spencer, a civil rights leader and the first African American woman elected to the city council in Cincinnati, Ohio, is being recognized by having a dormitory on the campus of the University of Cincinnati named in her honor… Read More



Obamacare Enrollment Blows Away Expectations At Nearly 9 Million, Despite Short Sign-Up Window

by Dan Mangan, CNBC

Final open enrollment numbers for the Obamacare federal marketplace were surprisingly strong, with 8.8 million customers selecting a plan by the sign-up deadline, officials said Thursday… Read More



US Military To Accept Transgender Recruits After Justice Department Decides Not To Appeal Court Ruling

by Lawrence Hurley and Idrees Ali, Reuters/Business Insiders

Two federal appeals courts, one in Washington and one in Virginia, last week rejected the administration’s request to put on hold orders by lower court judges requiring the military to begin accepting transgender recruits on January 1… Read More



Ed Markey Is Trying To Reverse The FCC’s Repeal Of Net Neutrality

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey announced a plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the FCC decision and restore the 2015 net neutrality rules… Read More



There’s An Ocean Of Energy In The Sea. And This Team Just Unlocked It.

by James Poulos, Good Magazine

For the first time, the biggest source of water energy on Earth is open for business — the ocean. And this new method is as safe for the environment as it is for humans… Read More



‘Be Brave Ranch’ Cuts PTSD Of Abused Children In Half

from Good News Network

Thanks to an influx of community support, the Little Warriors ‘Be Brave Ranch’ in Canada can continue helping children rebuild their lives, and heal with dignity and respect, after experiencing trauma… Read More


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