Good News Headlines 9/5/17

Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG
Tess Potter, right, with the Yavapai-Apache tribe, reacts as the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 Wednesday to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day at City Hall in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017.


LA Tosses Out Columbus Day In Favor Of Indigenous Peoples Day

by Elizabeth Chou, Southern California News Group

Following an emotional and heated debate, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 Wednesday to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day… Read More



Report Finds Mass. Among Fittest States In The Country

from WBUR

A report published last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health found Massachusetts is the third least obese state with an adult obesity rate of just under 24 percent… Read More



Chicopee Store’s Powerball Reward Will Go To Charity

from CBS Boston

He says that it’s his company’s policy to support local charities. “We support all our local charities already. So, we will just be giving it up, dividing it up between them,” Bolduc said… Read More



New Mural Along Charles River Will Help Revitalize Esplanade

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

Thousands of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians go past the Bowker Overpass on the Esplanade every day, but soon, there will be a reason for them to stop and stare… Read More



Finally, Inmates Won’t Have To Pay For Tampons In Prison

by Tasbeeh Herwees, Good Magazine

The Federal Bureau of Prisons issued a memorandum this week mandating that inmates not only have access to free period products but a wide range of them, including pads and liners… Read More



App Detects Pancreatic Cancer From The Whites Of Your Eyes

by Mallory Locklear, Engadget

The team developed an app called BiliScreen and with a smartphone's camera, it uses computer vision algorithms to detect levels of the chemical bilirubin in the whites of a person's eyes… Read More



Kenya Brings In World’s Toughest Plastic Bag Ban

from The Guardian

Producing, selling and using plastic bags becomes illegal as officials say they want to target manufacturers and sellers first… Read More


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