Good News Headlines 9/6/16

image via USA Swimming Foundation
Cullen Jones at a Make a Splash event.


How This Olympian Is Saving African-American Children From Drowning

by Phil Taylor, Good Magazine

Through USA Swimming’s Make a Splash program, Cullen Jones, 32, and other elite swimmers have traveled to more than 40 cities around the country, giving free lessons and promoting water safety… Read More



California Bans Use Of Harmful Devices Against Captive Elephants

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

California Governor Jerry Brown has just signed in Senate Bill 1062 banning the use of bullhooks, ankuses, baseball bats, axe handles, pitchforks, spikes, and any other device designed to inflict pain for the purpose of training or controlling the behavior of an elephant… Read More



Georgetown Will Offer An Edge In Admissions To Descendants Of Slaves

by Camila Domonoske, NPR

A working group, created last year to explore Georgetown's historical ties to slavery, says even more slaves might have been sold in the 1830s to keep the school afloat… Read More



Bea Arthur Homeless Shelter For LGBTQ Youth To Open Next Year

by Sarah Grossman, The Huffington Post

The shelter was made possible by a generous donation from Arthur’s estate, which gave $300,000 to the Ali Forney Center after the actress died in 2009… Read More



Boulder Commits To Going 100 Percent Renewable

by Natasha Geiling, ThinkProgress

Boulder, Colorado, announced that it would commit to being powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, making it the 17th U.S. city to make such a pledge… Read More



Librarian Saves Money, Eats Frozen Dinners, Leaves Surprise $4 Million Gift to UNH

by Kyle Scott Clauss, Boston Magazine

An alumnus and employee of nearly 50 years, Robert Morin gave back in a big way… Read More



FDA Bans Triclosan And 18 Other Ingredients In Antibacterial Soap

by Mary Jo DiLonardo, Mother Nature Network

We've become a nation of germaphobes, washing regularly with antibacterial soap, but the Food and Drug Administration has finally said knock it off… Read More


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