Good News Headlines 3/28/17


More States To Expand Medicaid Now That Obamacare Remains Law

by Bruce Japsen, Forbes

More states will pursue expansion of Medicaid health benefits for poor Americans under the Affordable Care Act after Congress failed to repeal and replace the law… Read More



Poll: 50% Of Americans Take Global Warming ‘Very Seriously’

by Ed Adamczyk, UPI

Fifty percent of respondents in the survey identified themselves as "concerned believers," up from 27 percent in 2015 and 47 percent in 2016… Read More



Hospitals Give Away Baby Boxes To Curb Infant Mortality

by Avalon Zoppo, NBC News

The boxes come equipped with clothes, a mattress, fitted sheet and $150 worth of baby necessities… Read More



There’s An All-Female Ride-Sharing App Called Safr In Boston

by Abbi Matheson, Boston Magazine

For people using the app, the primary benefit is the peace of mind it gives to female riders who may feel more comfortable with a female driver, particularly if they’re alone and requesting a ride late at night… Read More



Rachel Skerritt Named First Person Of Color To Head Boston Latin

from WBUR

She will be the first person of color and the third woman to lead the elite Boston exam school, according to a BPS statement… Read More



Boston Fourth-Grader Spells Her Way To National Bee

by Kathleen McKiernan, The Boston Herald

Farah Raslan-Haniff, of Allston, wasn’t rattled by the fact that she was the youngest person competing in yesterday’s Boston Centers For Youth and Families Citywide Bee at the Boston Public Library, where she bested fifth-, sixth and- seventh-grade students on her way to victory… Read More



Tunisia Bans Disposable Plastic Shopping Bags

by Katherine Martinko, Treehugger

As of 1 March 2017, single-use plastic bags have been banned in supermarkets, making it the first Arab nation to take such a step… Read More



Test Scores Go Up With Healthy School Lunches

by Katherine Martinko, Treehugger

When students eat healthy food, they perform better on standardized tests. It may sound like common sense, but many American school boards have not caught on to this basic concept… Read More



Armless Archer Makes His Mark Among The World’s Best

by Gary Waleik, WBUR

He’s always lived by the lesson he learned as a newly adopted kid: that to accomplish what he wants to, he needs to adapt… Read More



Tom’s of Maine Launches Free, Mail-In Toy Recycling Program

from Bay State Parent

Beginning March 21, families can download a free shipping label that they can use to mail in broken toys for recycling, doing their part to reduce the amount of toys that end up in landfills each year… Read More


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