Good News Headlines 7/16/19

Joy Harjo Poet Laureate
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Native American Joy Harjo Named US Poet Laureate

by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press/Columbus Dispatch

Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time… Read More



A Florida 1st Grader Is Collecting PB&J Jars To Make Sure Her Classmates Have Enough To Eat.

by Joe McCarthy, Good Magazine

Eva Chapman sensed that one of her classmates at Spruce Creek Elementary School in Port Orange, Florida, might struggle with hunger at home. So she told her mom that she wanted to start a food drive to help the girl and others in similar situations get enough food to eat… Read More



Small Farms Are Staying In Business Because Of These (Crop)Mobsters

by Joshua O'connor and Monica Humphries, Nation Swell

In the United States, 96 percent of farms are family-owned. And despite an increase in hunger worldwide, one-third of the food grown by farmers never makes it from farm to table. Nick Papadopoulos, CropMobster’s CEO, uses technology to help eliminate food waste and empower local farmers… Read More



Toyota Is Now Testing New Prius That Uses Ultra-Thin Solar Panels To Charge Batteries On The Go

from Good News Network

The company announced earlier this week that they plan to commence public road trials from late July 2019… Read More



Conservationists Buy Rare B.C. Temperate Rainforest To Protect It From Development

from The Canadian Press/CBC

Darkwoods offers essential habitat for almost 40 confirmed species at risk, including grizzly bear, wolverine, peregrine falcon and mountain caribou, as well as an inland temperate rainforest which is rare because it receives most of its moisture from snow… Read More



Immigrants Play Crucial Role In Lowell's Economy And Workforce

by Shannon Dooling, WBUR

Immigrants in Lowell make up a growing number of the city's population, workforce and spending power, according to a new report out Wednesday from the bipartisan think tank New American Economy… Read More



Lashana Lynch—A Black Woman—Is Taking Over As 007. It’s About Damn Time.

by Adam Howard, The Daily Beast

This development will almost certainly divide diehard Bond fans who are notoriously protective about the series, which has spanned six decades and featured six white male actors in the black tux… Read More


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