Good News Headlines 2/13/18

Mary Jackson, NASA’s first black female engineer


Ditching Andrew Jackson For Mary Jackson

by Marina Koren, The Atlantic

An elementary school in Utah will now be named for the first black female engineer at NASA, who was memorialized in Hidden Figures… Read More



Lower Infant Mortality, Teen Smoking Among Findings In Health Of Boston Report

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

The Health of Boston report released Thursday by city officials gives information on things like healthy behaviors, insurance rates and chronic diseases affecting residents… Read More



Massachusetts Ranks As Best State To Raise A Family

from Baystateparent Magazine

The Bay State is the best state to raise a family, according to a newly published study. The study compared 42 key indicators of family-friendliness… Read More



An Airport, A Ferry Company And Several Restaurant Chains Are All Banning Plastic Straws

by Sami Grover, Treehugger

The anti-straw movement is definitely having a moment. Let’s hope the momentum continues… Read More



Lucas Was Just Named 2018 Gerber Baby. He Has Down Syndrome.

by Allison Klein, The Washington Post

The 2018 Gerber baby was just named, and he is Lucas Warren, the first child with Down syndrome to receive the honor of, essentially, America’s cutest baby… Read More



France Will Shut Down Its Coal Plants by 2021, Two Years Earlier Than Initially Planned

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

Macron made the announcement during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland back in January. The initiative is just one of the green energy solutions employed by Nicolas Hulot – France’s newest ecology minister – to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement… Read More


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