Good News Edition – July 8th

This week’s Independence Day holiday took on new meaning for many this year as we confront major upheaval in our country’s government. And, though Congress has not been in session, there’s been no shortage of news headlines. While there are plenty of scary stories hitting the printed and digital pages, there are also some hopeful ones; and those are the stories we’re sharing here today – all the good bits that made us cheer, smile, or even (because everyone needs a little comic relief now and then) giggle.

So, before we dive into a new week, we hope you’ll take a minute to remind yourself that it’s not all bad. Also, we’re right here with you … navigating this crazy scene one day at a time.

Thanks for being here. We’ll see you on Monday!


In local good news:


Planet Earth:


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: 


We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia investigation front:

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



* 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