Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee Domzalski
When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
Standing Rock Joins the World’s Indigenous Fighting for Land and Life
by Jenni Monet
Military-style troops confronted Dakota Access water defenders recently, underscoring the common narrative U.S. tribes share with the world’s Indigenous Peoples.
Even in the Most Bike-Friendly States, Women Are Left Behind
by Barbara Clabots
Local transportation planning could be missing the mark for women cyclists. Here are 6 ways to change that (for everyone).
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Emily Fuller
Here are CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to.
How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in America
by Lornet Turnbull
Voters are automatically registered at the DMV, then can easily vote in elections by mail-in ballot.
White People: Stop Saying We Need Dialogue
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead, White folks need to realize we have the power to stop police violence and defend Black lives.
3 Ways People’s Movements Snuck Into the First Presidential Debate
by James Trimarco
While many progressives might be missing Bernie Sanders, if you look hard enough, he was there Monday night.
National Prison Strike Exposes Need for Labor Rights Behind Bars
by Melissa Hellmann
At 29 prisons, thousands of inmates have stopped work to protest unfair labor practices. So where are the unions?
Video: The Land Dispute That Pit 10,000 Villagers Against a Timber Company
by Nicky Milne
Norwegian company Green Resources has planted about 160 square miles of forest across East Africa. But it has cost thousands of Ugandans their homes and livelihoods.
Finally, Jobs That Work for Parenting
by Anne Miller
Right now I’m not worried about the glass ceiling. For now, with a young child, I’m embracing freelance work.
What’s at Stake: Watch the Clinton-Trump Debate with YES! Magazine
by James Trimarco
Use the hashtag #HighStakesNov8 to live tweet the debate with us.
Strangers Become Family at This Multigenerational Housing Project
by Kim Eckart
A unique affordable-housing community supports both foster families and elders who might be looking for a few extra grandchildren.
How to Raise an Environmentalist
by Jill Suttie
Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future.
A Subzero Winter Is Coming to Standing Rock—Here’s Their Plan
by Michael J. Dax
The camps are preparing to keep the Dakota Access pipeline blockade going strong—keeping resolve firm, spirits high, and thousands of bodies warm.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa Hellmann
Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.