Good News Headlines 4/14/21

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Derek Chauvin’s Trial Is Bringing Down the Blue Wall of Silence

by Janelle Griffith, NBC News

From his former supervisor to other long-serving officers in the Minneapolis Police Department, witnesses in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer accused of killing George Floyd, have testified to Chauvin’s use of excessive force in stark contrast from protecting police offers behind a ‘Blue Wall of Silence’. Read More


Major Companies Join Call for Deep-Sea Mining Moratorium

by Olivia Rosane

For the first time, major companies are adding their voices to a ban on deep-sea mining. Google, BMW, Volvo and Samsung SD all signed a WWF statement last Wednesday calling for a moratorium on the controversial practice until its environmental impacts are thoroughly understood. Read More


Jersey Mike’s Donated 100% of Sales From 1,900 Stores in Their Biggest ‘Day of Giving’ in 11 Years


Subs for a Good Cause! With a company goal of raising $8 million, Jersey Mike’s Subs blew past that mark during their Annual Month of Giving to raise an incredible $15 million to help more than 200 charities nationwide. Read More


Dolphin ‘Stampede’ Spotted Off SoCal Coast

by Olivia Rosane

Tourists on a whale-watching boat off the California coast were treated to a marvel of marine life last month: a dolphin “stampede! The term for this unique phenomenon was coined by Dana Point Whale Watching, a group that posted a Youtube video of hundreds to thousands of dolphins swimming in one direction. Read More


Texas Man Was Hospitalized With Diabetes. 3 Years Later, He’s a Lawmaker Fighting Insulin Costs

by Annie Reneau

Texas Rep. James Talarico is on a mission to get his constituents the life-saving medicine they need. It’s personal for Talarico, given that he nearly died three years ago when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Now Talarico is trying to help people afford insulin. Read More


Lucky Clover: Family Dog Stops Traffic in Ottawa Neighbourhood to Help Owner During a Medical Emergency

by Colton Praill

An Ottawa family is thanking their “earth angels” after the family dog and two neighbours saved their daughter during a sudden medical emergency. Haley Moore was walking her one-and-a-half-year old Maremma mix, Clover, when she collapsed. Clover sprang into action… Read More


People in 108 Countries Are Joining Forces to do Good on ‘Good Deeds Day’ Today

from Good News Network

Over a million people from over 100 countries will take part Sunday in International Good Deeds Day. Every year on April 11 enthusiasm grows, and this year’s events will center around thousands of projects dedicated to bettering society, all under the 2021 theme of reconnecting. Read More