Good News Headlines 1/30/18

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An Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchling at Refugio Vida Silvestre La Flor. Playa La Flor, Nicaragua.


Cracking Down On Poaching With 3D-printed Fake Turtle Eggs

from PBS Newshour

One of the world’s most endangered species, the sea turtle, is under threat from human encroachment and poaching. But a conservation biologist has developed a strategy that could help save them… Read More



Mass. Senate Approves ‘Nasty Women’ Act To Repeal Archaic Abortion Laws

from Statehouse News Service/Boston Metro

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to wipe outdated and unenforced laws restricting abortion and contraception from the books, a move one lawmaker said would send a message to the rest of the country… Read More



Mass. Launches First Statewide Salary Negotiation Workshops For Women

by Zeninjor Enwemeka, WBUR

Massachusetts officials are hoping to help working women get their due. In what officials say is the first statewide salary negotiation training program in the U.S., the new initiative — dubbed “Just Ask!” — aims to offer techniques to help women negotiate better pay. And, in doing so, bridge the gender wage gap… Read More



HowGood Helps Grocery Shoppers Make Ethical Decisions Easily

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

How do you know if the product you’re buying matches your personal values? HowGood is here to help with an app and signs at select Boston-area Stop & Shops… Read More



Plastic Straws Illegal Unless Requested Under California Bill — With Up To A $1,000 Fine Attached

by Josh Hafner, USA TODAY

A bill proposed in California would make it illegal for restaurant servers to give guests plastic straws unless requested — with the threat of a $1,000 fine or jail time attached… Read More



After Denver Hired Homeless People To Perform Day Labor For The City, More Than 100 Landed Regular Jobs

from Good News Network

The Denver Day Works program, which launched on November 1st, 2016, paid homeless residents $12.50 per hour to perform public service work for the city. No background checks were required – all participants had to do was show up for a 3 to 6 hour shift… Read More



Governor Bullock Protects Net Neutrality In Montana


Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order to protect net neutrality in Montana by requiring that successful recipients of state contracts adhere to internet neutrality principles… Read More


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