Good News Headlines 3/17/21

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How an Endorsement from Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert Saved a Small Bookstore

by Elyse Pham 

Before last month’s Super Bowl, Foggy Pine Books was one of the thousands of small, locally owned businesses floundering amid the coronavirus pandemic…Read More

For St. Patrick’s Day: How The Irish Saved The Blackstone Canal

by Neil McNamara

WORCESTER, MA — For better or worse, the Irish have been an integral part of Massachusetts history. But one contribution that may have been overlooked…Read More

The American Rescue Plan Could Cut Child Poverty Nearly in Half

by Jeff Madrick & Ellie Kaverman

A couple of years ago, the idea that the United States would adopt an unconditional cash allowance to support children and families was out of the question—but that is exactly what the American Rescue Plan has now accomplished by expanding the Child Tax Credit (CTC)…Read More

Local student spends more than a year cleaning up trash at Eaton Canyon

by staff

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — He made it his mission to clean up all of the trash in Eaton Canyon, one of LA’s most popular hiking spots. And after nearly two years, Edgar McGregor says he has finally done it!…Read More

Schools Without Walls: Lessons in Outdoor Education

by CBS News 

These students wandering through the woods on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, aren’t on a school field trip – this muddy field IS their school. From the moment they’re dropped off in the morning, they spend their entire day outside in one of Oregon’s public parks…Read More

New Partnership Makes World’s Longest Hiking Trail More Accessible

by Savannah Hasty

The Great Trail in Canada is recognized as the world’s longest recreational trail for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. Created by the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and various partners, The Great Trail consists of a series of smaller, interconnected routes that stretch from St. John’s to Vancouver and even into the Yukon and Northwest Territories…Read More