Good News Headlines 8/9/16


Muslims Go To Catholic Mass Across France, Show Solidarity After Priest’s Murder

from Good News Network

Many Muslims attended church in France this Sunday to show compassion for slain priest, Father Jacques Hamel, and solidarity with their Catholic compatriots… Read More



Six Signs That The Big Global Switch To Solar Has Already Begun

by Juan Cole, Truthdig

China has installed 20 gigawatts of new solar power just in the first half of this year. This achievement beats analysts’ expectations by a wide margin… Read More



‘Fantastic News’: England’s Plastic Bag Usage Drops By 85%

by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

England has cut its plastic bag use by 85 percent ever since a 5 pence (7 cent) charge was introduced last October, according to government figures… Read More



Illinois Just Decriminalized Marijuana Possession, Effective Immediately

by Ivan Moreno, Associated Press

Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses… Read More



Hampshire College Is Going 100% Solar, Breaking Ground On 19-acre Solar Arrays

from Common Dreams

Hampshire’s two solar-power systems together will have a generation capacity of 4.7 DC/3.5 AC megawatts, enough to power about 500 American homes… Read More



To Make A Point, Missouri’s Lead Public Defender Assigns A Case To Gov. Jay Nixon

by Emma Niles, Truthdig

Saying he’s out of options for defending poor clients, Missouri Public Defender Michael Barrett has assigned a case to the state’s governor, Jay Nixon. Nixon is fighting the move, saying it’s illegal… Read More



Veteran Homelessness Has Dropped By Nearly 50% Since 2010

by Eleanor Goldberg, The Huffington Post

Veteran homelessness has dropped nearly in half since 2010, thanks to partnerships and programming, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday… Read More



City's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Boston

by Delores Handy, WBUR

The city of Boston has its first medical marijuana dispensary. The facility on Milk Street is the seventh dispensary in the state… Read More



Despite GOP Opposition, Mounting Evidence That Medicaid Improves Health

by Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams

Bolstering the call for universal coverage and undercutting a key Republican talking point, a new study finds that Medicaid expansion in Arkansas and Kentucky resulted in better healthcare and improved health outcomes among low-income Americans… Read More


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