Good News Headlines 5/17/16


Native American Tribes Dedicating Land, Food To Protect Monarch Butterflies

from The Huffington Post

Tribal leaders in Oklahoma have vowed to plant nectar-producing plants for the butterflies whose numbers have dwindled… Read More



Obamacare Rule Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Patients

by Maya Rhodan, Time

The Obama administration has finalized a new rule that bans discrimination against transgender people and all discrimination on the basis of sex within health programs that receive federal funding… Read More



Walgreens Now Provides Free Online Mental Illness Tests

from Good News Network

Each day, more than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens, giving this chain store a unique opportunity to influence countless lives in a positive way… Read More



N.H. Honors Women’s Rights Activist With State House Portrait

by Felice Belman, The Boston Globe

At a ceremony in Concord Monday, Marilla Ricker fans, led by the state chapter of the League of Women Voters and the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, will unveil a portrait of her by Vermont artist Kate Gridley… Read More



Muslims Pitch In To Help Catholic Neighbors Rebuild Church Destroyed In Storm

by Terry Turner, Good News Network

When monsoon rains washed away a small Catholic church in Pakistan, Muslim neighbors were quick to help the minority’s congregation rebuild… Read More



Colorado Is Finally Legalizing Rain Barrels

by Katie Medlock, Inhabitat

By hell or high water Colorado residents have been on a mission to legalize backyard rain barrels for rainwater collection, and it now appears their efforts have paid off… Read More



Pfizer Cuts States Off From Execution Drugs

by Bryce Covert, ThinkProgress

“Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve,” the company said in its statement announcing the new policies… Read More



Germany Throws Out Convictions Of 50,000 Gay Men

by Rachel Nuwer, Good Magazine

Good news comes from Germany this week, where the Federal Republic will finally do away with convictions left over from an era in which homosexuality was criminalized… Read More


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