Good News Edition – July 29th

Wait … July what now? 29th? Where is the summer going? And – seriously – how are we only 189 days into this presidency? Doesn’t it feel WAY longer? Yes. Yes, it does. But don’t worry. Despite all the reality-shattering, mind-bending, truth-wrecking events of those 189 days, there is still some good news to be had. Each week, all around the country and the world, good people are doing good work and making good things happen. Sometimes, the good news is about small gestures, and other times it’s about sweeping change; but size really doesn’t matter when it comes to doing good. We just want more of it – more happy moments that remind us that we’re not really ALL going to hell in a hand basket.

And, what could make us happier than the GOP’s complete failure to repeal the ACA? I mean, we could end this week’s Good News Edition right there. Boom. Done. It was a seriously hard-won victory for The Resistance, and that made it all the sweeter.

Still … one can never have too much good news, so, without further ado, here’s this week’s line up of good news items that have come across our screens. Please enjoy, and please share your own good news wherever you go.

Have a great week!

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:

Honestly, we can’t keep up with all the Russia craziness, but if you’re following this story, you already know what’s going on. Here are, however a few tidbits that may be of interest:


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