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A growing number of cities are investing in co-ops to keep money local and neighborhoods affordable.
Araz Hachadourian | Feb 24, 2016
We asked readers to share the moment climate change became urgent for them. Here’s what they said.
Araz Hachadourian | Dec 8, 2015
From campaign finance reform to protecting small business, Tuesday's elections had a few big victories.
Araz Hachadourian | Nov 4, 2015
Bankruptcy is supposed to give debtors a fresh start—unless they’re struggling with student loans. But a little-known provision is helping these borrowers take their creditors to court.
Araz Hachadourian | Sep 23, 2015
For a few hours in July, 78 percent of Germany's power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. The country is spending €200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently.
Araz Hachadourian | Jul 31, 2015
Whether the crisis is AIDS or cyber-bullying, Pregones Theater’s empathy-based theater techniques help young people rehearse for action.
Araz Hachadourian | Jun 11, 2015
Will young activists do anything to stop oil drilling in the Arctic?
Araz Hachadourian | May 28, 2015
For nearly 20 years, officers of the Chicago Police Department tortured more than 100 people. How survivors and their lawyers won a decades-long fight.
Araz Hachadourian | May 15, 2015
Food Stamps Are Worth Double at These Michigan Farmers Markets—Helping Families and Local Businesses
The USDA is putting $31 million behind a program that helps low-income families take home twice the veggies, and local farmers make twice the money.
Araz Hachadourian | Apr 22, 2015
Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
Araz Hachadourian | Dec 20 2016
Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.
In Oregon, incarcerated women stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
Three creative ways to strengthen local food economies.
Five states where communities are ensuring immigrant rights and wellness.
Meet the young 1 percenters who decided to invest their wealth in places that long experienced exploitation.
Araz Hachadourian | Jan 10 2018
From conversations that heal to land trusts that fight gentrification.
Florida’s Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own school, where students fully participate in family and cultural activities.
And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
Time-banking is a model for trading skills, goods, and labor instead of money. There are close to 500 such banks across the country.
Araz Hachadourian | Jan 24 2018