Good News Headlines 4/12/16

Photo: The Sikh Coalition


Sikh Army Captain Allowed To Wear Beard And Turban In Uniform

by Nadeen Shaker, CNN

For close to a decade, Simratpal Singh felt torn between the ideals of his faith and those of the U.S. Army. No more… Read More



Yes, Obamacare Is Keeping Drug Offenders Clean And Out Of Jail

by Gene Johnson, Associated Press/The Cannabist

Many repeat drug offenders are ‘precisely the population Medicaid expansion was designed to cover,’ says advocate… Read More



Judge Strikes Down Scott Walker’s ‘Right To Work’ Law

by Ryan Koronowski, Think Progress

The law had become a centerpiece in the state’s contentious battles over the role of unions and the conservative war on labor unions… Read More



Pharma Giant Pfizer Blocked From Tax Evasion

by Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet

New Treasury Department rules helped scrap the alleged tax-dodging giant’s attempt to merge with overseas firm… Read More



Scientists Discover ‘Reverse Photosynthesis’ — Amazing News for the Environment

by Terry Turner, Good News Network

A new discovery promises to harness sunlight and air to turn plants into fuel — hundreds of times faster than current methods… Read More



Campbell Soup Products To Go BPA-free

from CBS News

Campbell Soup Co. will stop using the chemical Bisphenol A in its canned products by the middle of next year to reassure consumers worried that the substance may harm their health… Read More



Bruce Springsteen Cancels Show In North Carolina To Protest ‘Bathroom Bill’

by Laura Wagner, NPR

Bruce Springsteen has canceled his show scheduled in North Carolina in "solidarity" with the people and businesses protesting the state’s recently passed HB2 law, which requires that transgender people only use bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth… Read More



Millions Of Workers Just Won The Right To Paid Time To Care For Loved Ones

by Bryce Covert, Think Progress

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a law on Monday that will make New York the fourth state in the entire country with a paid family program, joining California, Rhode Island, and New Jersey… Read More


Send us your good news headlines at Thank you!