Good News Headlines 11/17/2021

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Handball Federation Ends Bikini Requirement For Women After Players Protest Dress Code

by Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News

The International Handball Federation will no longer require women to compete in bikini bottoms, the organization announced Monday. The move comes after Norwegian players staged a protest by wearing shorts to a championship match and called for a change to the dress code.

There’s A Brilliant, Heartfelt Way To Tell Your Kids The Truth About Santa. Take Notes.

by Robbie Couch, Upworthy

If you’re a parent in a household that celebrates Christmas, you can likely relate to the dreaded Santa Claus conversation. It may come with tears, it may come with tantrums, and it may even be worse for you, seeing that heart-wrenching look of disappointment spread across your child’s once-merry face.

The ‘Sioux Chef’ Brings Indigenous Food Back To The Forefront Of American Diets

by Andy Corbley, Good News Network

Known on social media as The Sioux Chef, Sherman, who grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and is a member of the Oglala Lakota, is reconnecting the denizens of North America with native flavors and ingredients, and working to inspire a generation of indigenous chefs to reclaim their culinary past.

Philadelphia To Become First Major US City To Ban Minor Traffic Stops To Promote Equity, Curb ‘Negative Interactions’ With Police

by John Bacon, USA Today

Philadelphia will become the first major U.S. city to ban police from making traffic stops for minor violations such as a broken taillight when Mayor Jim Kenney signs City Council-approved legislation as soon as this week. Such stops have been encouraged in some police departments as a pretext to search vehicles of drivers suspected of carrying illegal drugs or weapons.

Substantially More Monarch Butterflies Have Arrived In California To Overwinter Bringing Hope For Species

by Good News Network

Migratory western monarchs are showing up at their overwintering sites in coastal California in far greater numbers—a sign of hope for the struggling population. On October 16th, 2021, over 1,300 monarchs were counted at the Pacific Grove overwintering site; this site did not have a single monarch butterfly during last year’s count.