Good News Headlines 11/6/18

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Deb Haaland is a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe.

 

A Night Of Firsts: The Candidates Who Made History In The 2018 Midterms

by Sam Levin and Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian

Groundbreaking campaigns have broken barriers this election, with historic candidates changing the face of Congress and statehouses across the US. Women have run in record numbers, and Native Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, millennials and LGBT candidates have already made history with their campaigns… Read More

 


 

East Boston Elementary School Awarded $100,000 Prize For Academic Achievement

by Kathleen McNerney, WBUR

An East Boston elementary school has been awarded a $100,000 prize for overall gains students have made in state standardized tests. The Donald McKay elementary school leaders received the award from the nonprofit group Edvestors Wednesday morning… Read More

 


 

Through Puppetry, Artist Tarish ‘Jeghetto’ Pipkins Interrogates Racism And Brings Joy

by Mali Sastri, WBUR

Seventeen years after he began experimenting with the artform, Pipkins has established himself as a masterful self-taught interdisciplinary artist whose work with puppetry is uniquely buoyed by a hip-hop ethos and a culture of teaching and education… Read More

 


 

Vending Machine In Muncie Provides Clothing, Blankets To Homeless For Free

by Derrik Thomas, RTV6

A new vending machine in Muncie offers free cold weather necessities to homeless members of the community for free. The vending machines don't take money, just tokens provided to those who truly need them… Read More

 


 

This Shop Owner’s Wife Fell Ill. Now, Customers Line Up Early To Buy All The Doughnuts.

by Allison Klein, The Washington Post

It’s been about two weeks since customers have been arriving at Donut City in Seal Beach, Calif., starting at 4:30 a.m. to buy dozens of doughnuts each. On Monday, the shop sold out at 7:30 a.m. — hours before its usual 2 p.m. closing time… Read More

 


 

Halter Ranch Vineyard Owner Will Donate $1 Billion To Conserve Land Around The World

by Lindsey Holden, The Tribune

In a New York Times editorial published online Thursday, Wyss wrote that his goal is to “protect 30 percent of the planet’s surface by 2030.”… Read More

 


 

Muslims Surround Toronto Synagogues With Protective ‘Rings Of Peace’

by Liz Haq, HuffPost

Numerous "Rings of Peace" were formed around Toronto synagogues on Friday night and Saturday morning, made up of multi-faith worshippers standing shoulder-to-shoulder and joining hands. The events were organized by the National Council of Canadian Muslims in partnership with mosques across the city… Read More

 


 

The Supreme Court Just Allowed A Major Climate Lawsuit To Go Ahead

by Umair Irfan, Vox

In a surprise decision late Friday, the Supreme Court cleared the way for Juliana v. US, a major lawsuit filed by young people against the US government for failing to limit the effects of climate change… Read More

 

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