Good News Edition – June 24th


With the solstice behind us, we have officially entered the summer season, and the heat is on – literally and metaphorically – in D.C. and around the country. The Russia investigation is shaking things up even as the GOP is trying to shake down members to ensure enough votes for their heinous “healthcare” bill. (And, yes, I am using air quotes á la 45 to indicate sarcasm.)

This week was particularly rough because it gave us our first glimpse of the GOP’s black-hearted Better Care Reconciliation Bill. (Seriously?) We witnessed disabled protestors forcibly hauled out from in front of Mitch McConnell’s office and taken away in handcuffs. And then there was the acquittal of Philando Castile’s killer. Yes, it was a heartbreaking week on many fronts, but don’t give up hope! There are still good things happening out there. There are still people fighting the good fight – people like you.

So, without further ado, here’s this week’s list of good news items. Love to hear your happy headlines – just visit our Facebook pages and leave a comment.

Thanks & see you next week!

 

In local good news:

 

Planet Earth:

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There’s also some good news on the elections front.

 

And here’s what’s happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice front: 

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And in miscellaneous, fun, and slightly snarky good news:

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* Hat tip to What Went Right (WWR)
Hat tip to Jen Hofmann

 

Photo Credits:

“Mass State House Dome”: Photo Credit: twiga_swala Flickr via Compfight cc“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“I Voted”: standing8 Flickr via Compfight cc
“Blind Justice”: Government of Prince Edward Island Flickr via Compfight cc
“Russia Sickle”: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography