Good News Headlines 7/5/16

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“City councils and mayors can get the job done when it’s not done in Congress,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday night as she signed the Fair Shot Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2016.


D.C. Raises Minimum Wage To $15

by Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner

The increase in the minimum wage, a major victory for organizations like D.C. for $15 and Fight for $15 campaigns, drew praise from President Obama… Read More



Mississippi Law Protecting Opponents Of Gay Marriage Is Blocked

by Campbell Robertson, Boston Globe/New York Times

A federal judge blocked — less than an hour before it was to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday — a Mississippi law that would have given a wide range of special protections only to those who oppose same-sex marriage… Read More



Supreme Court Rules Domestic Abusers Can Lose Their Gun-Ownership Rights

by Carrie Johnson, NPR

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in a 6-2 vote that domestic abusers convicted of misdemeanors can be barred from owning firearms… Read More



Abortion Laws Tumble Across The Country

by Irin Carmon, NBC News

Less than a week after the Supreme Court's major abortion ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, related restrictions across the country began falling like dominoes… Read More



Meditation Makes Us More Aware Of Our Unconscious, Study Suggests

by Bahar Gholipour, The Huffington Post

A new study suggests that people who practice meditation may extend the boundaries of how aware they are of their unconscious intentions… Read More



Bernie Sanders Is Doing Something Amazing For His Delegates In Philadelphia

by Nathan Wellman, U.S. Uncut

Bernie Sanders is using his campaign to raise money for his delegates so that they can afford to go to the Democratic National Convention next month, according to The Hill… Read More



San Francisco Just Passed The Nation's Toughest Ban On Styrofoam

by Jenny LunaJun, Mother Jones

On Tuesday, San Francisco unanimously passed an ordinance banning the sale of any product made from polystyrene, the petroleum-based compound that's molded into disposable dishware, packing materials, and beach toys—among other things… Read More



Seattle Police Will No Longer Sell Extra Guns Back To Manufacturers

by Carimah Townes, Think Progress

As Congress drags its feet on implementing gun safety laws, one city is taking its own steps to reduce gun violence… Read More



Elizabeth Warren's Kick-Ass Speech Tells It Like It Is: What Should Hillary Do?

by Don Hazen, AlterNet

Heading into the Democratic Convention, the senator from Massachusetts offers the best analysis of our failed monopolistic economy… Read More


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