Good News Headlines 8/30/16


3 Reasons The Standing Rock Sioux Can Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline

by Mark Trahant, YES! Magazine

Hundreds of Native Americans and allies from across the country have been camped near the Missouri River to join the protest… Read More



Obama Creates The Largest Protected Place On The Planet, Off Hawaii

by Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post

President Obama created the largest protected area on the planet Friday, by expanding a national marine monument off the coast of his native Hawaii to encompass 582,578 square miles of land and sea… Read More



How Humility Won Colombia’s Peace Deal

from The Christian Science Monitor

Colombia, which has suffered a half-century of brutal civil war, now has a proposed peace deal that, in essence, calls on the opposing sides to admit the other side has interests worth pursuing… Read More



‘Good News,’ Says Sanders, As McConnell Signals No Lame-Duck Vote On TPP

by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams

Senate Majority Leader punts corporate-friendly trade deal to next administration… Read More



States With Medical Marijuana Have Lower Prescription Drug Use

by Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News

New research found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety or depression — saw declines in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat those conditions… Read More



Orlando Hospitals Waive Pulse Victims’ Bills, Echoing Newfound Unity

by Christina Beck, The Christian Science Monitor

Two Orlando-area hospitals will forgive more than $5 million in medical bills for victims of the June 12 attack at Pulse nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured dozens more… Read More


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