Good News Headlines 5/3/16


Vermont Will Automatically Register Hundreds Of Thousands Of Voters

by Alice Ollstein, Think Progress

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill Thursday to automatically register to vote any eligible Vermonter who visits a Department of Motor Vehicles… Read More



33 Rescued Circus Lions Will Feel Like Kings In New South African Digs

by Elyse Wanshel, The Huffington Post

Dozens of big cats will finally get the life they’ve always deserved. Thirty-three lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia will be flown to South Africa to live out their lives in peace in a sanctuary… Read More



U.S. Coal Use Falls 29 Percent

from Climate Nexus/EcoWatch

Power plants in America used 739 million short tons of coal last year, down from a peak of 1.045 billion short tons in 2007, informed a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration… Read More



Civil Rights, Conservation Groups Announce New Effort To Make National Parks More Diverse

by Jenny Rowland, Think Progress

A new coalition of civil rights, environmental justice, and conservation groups called on President Obama Thursday to further prioritize a vision of inclusion and increase the racial and ethnic diversity of visitors to America’s national parks and public lands in the next century of conservation… Read More



Boston Plan Will Pay Tuition For High School Grads At 2 Community Colleges

by Benjamin Swasey, WBUR

Boston Public School graduates could attend community college in the city tuition-free, under a program announced by the Walsh administration Friday… Read More



Jane Sanders Says Bernie Would Lead A National Movement Whether Or Not He Wins The Presidency

by Alexander Reed Kelly, Truthdig

Now that Bernie Sanders has a “massive national and indeed international profile,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow asked Thursday in an interview with Jane Sanders, the candidate’s wife and senior strategist, “Do you see an organization being formed out of the Sanders-centered movement that has sprung up around his campaign?”… Read More



Detroit All-Girls Team Wins Top Prize At Prestigious Chess Tournament

by Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post

A group of eighth-grade girls hailing from Detroit, Michigan, won a battle of the minds on Sunday when they took home the gold at a national chess tournament… Read More


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