Good News Headlines 8/18/15


Another Humpback Whale Freed By Provincetown Team

by Eli Davidow, WBUR

After whale watchers aboard the Dolphin Fleet spotted the whale, the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team from the Center for Coastal Studies spent four to five hours freeing the whale from the entanglement of ropes and buoys, according to a CCS statement…  Read more



Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts ‘Fully Compliant’ With Law, Healey Says

by David Scharfenberg, Boston Globe

Attorney General Maura Healey says her office has found no evidence that the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts is operating the sort of fetal tissue donation program highlighted in a series of undercover videos released by a national anti-abortion group in recent weeks…  Read more



Bernie Sanders Wins Endorsement Of Nation’s Largest Nurses Union

by David Macaray, Common Dreams

Not only does the endorsement give Sanders the impetus he needs at this stage in the campaign, but declaring this early puts the spotlight squarely on National Nurses United…  Read more



Public High School Introduces Groundbreaking LGBT History Course

by Heather Dockray, Good Magazine

LGBT youth, who are at disproportionate risk of bullying and harassment, report particularly negative high school experiences. So a public high school in San Francisco decided it was time to change curriculum…  Read more



This Special Dog Is Saving Our Bees. She's The Only One That Can.

by Morgan Shoaff, Upworthy

Klinker is the only certified dog in the United States that can sniff out a specific bacteria that is killing our bee populations…  Read more



Inspired By Her Grandmother, This Designer Is Making Custom Tableware To Improve The Lives Of Dementia Patients

by Rafi Schwartz, Good Magazine

While volunteering at a nearby senior care facility, Sha Yao realized that patients with dementia were experiencing particular difficulties around the simple act of feeding themselves…  Read more



Food Stamp Spending At Farmers Markets Is Up 600% Since 2008

by Dan Nosowitz, Modern Farmer

Farmers markets have a reputation in some parts of the country as an affluent affectation, but some new statistics show that that, thankfully, isn't really the case…  Read more