Good News Headlines 6/6/17


Seattle Dad Raises $40,000 To Stop Public Schools From Lunch Shaming Poor Kids

from Sunny Skyz

A Seattle man who was disturbed by “school lunch shaming” has raised more than $43,000 in a crowdfunding campaign aimed at erasing lunch debt in his kid’s school district… Read More


Governor Baker says Massachusetts Will Join Other States In Fighting Climate Change

from Wicked Local Salem

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday said Massachusetts will join a new coalition of states committed to carbon reduction efforts called for under the Paris agreement. The governors of California, New York and Washington, all Democrats, launched the coalition Thursday after President Donald Trump said he’s withdrawing the United States from the international accord… Read More



New Program Offers Low-Income Boston Students Chance To Attend College Without Tuition Costs

by Max Larkin, WBUR

The plan to provide a tuition-free college program in Boston is receiving a lot of praise as a way to help low-income students afford a four-year degree… Read More



In One State, Abused Animals Get A Legal Voice In Court

by Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press

Many states have victim’s advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched nationwide for signs of success… Read More



Sea Cow Population Thriving In Australia Thanks To Baby Boom

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

In 2011, the dugong population of the Great Barrier Reef was estimated to be 600 without any sign of calves or newborns – the lowest it had been since the 1980s. Half a decade later, however, sea cows have rebounded to about 5,000 in number – 10% of which are calves… Read More


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