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Nearly Half Million U.S. Kids Get Free Dental Care on Single Day

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month – and dentists from across the country took part in a one day program to make sure...
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Students Encouraging Local Bars to Recycle Glass

Overland Park university seniors called 30 bars around Lawrence, Kansas asking them if they recycled glass. None of them did, so their new group,...
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New ‘Smart’ Lighting Makes Parking Greener and Safer

Even after daytime users drive home, parking lots and garages light up the night.  Evening users are few, but for safety reasons, the...
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A Sea of Humanity Voted Today

3rd  UPDATE, NOV 8  The number of votes counted after Nov. 4 has already shattered all records. But the turnout rate appears to...
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The Great Sockathon: Change Your Socks, Change the World

A social entrepreneur and creative maverick has set a huge goal for his company: raising one million dollars for the Sierra Club, and one...
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2008 American Government Innovation Awards

Sweeping the honors for this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards are three states: Missouri, for its successful approach to rehabilitating juvenile offenders; North...
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Colleges Moving to Retire Cafeteria Trays

US colleges are turning away from cafeteria trays, deciding that to save water and detergent is a greener way for schools, especially in drought-ridden...
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Record Catfish Hauled In on Toddler’s Barbie Pole (Video)

A North Carolina man catches a state-record-sized channel catfish with his granddaughter's pink Barbie fishing pole. http://www.thenewsroom.com//mash/swf/voxant_player.js?a=V2908857&m=603057&w=420&h=375&v=2
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High School Students Leading a 48 State Voting Drive

Run to Vote combines the sport of track and field with your pledge to vote in 2008. A nonpartisan voting drive led by students...
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Finished Highway System Boon for Appalachia: Study

A wise investment in new highways linking 3,500-miles within Appalachia will likely lead to tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in...
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Silver Alert Helps Rescue Lost Seniors

When 83-year-old Helen Long left her North Carolina home without notice last January, her daughter called state police. The police alerted the...

Monkey Brains In U.S. Make Robot Walk In Japan

New research allows rhesus monkeys in North Carolina - just by thinking - to control robotic arms & legs all the way in Japan....
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Homeless World Cup Film to Premiere at Sundance

KICKING IT is an intimate film that chronicles the lives of seven homeless athletes who achieve goals on the football field while overcoming poverty...
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Welcome to the New Site: Please Be Patient!

Hello everyone and welcome to the NEW Good News Network site. It is a "beta" site and we are still working out the bugs....

Company Will be Largest Solar Generator in State

"By year’s end, Deltec will be using 100 percent renewable energy at its factory. That will make Deltec not only Asheville’s largest maker of...

Good News on Vacation?

Editor's Blog - If you subscribe to my newsletter you know I am away from the office taking the kids on their vacation. We...

Web Sites Provide Big Savings on College Textbooks

Because the average first-year college student today spends over $900 on textbooks, Web sites have sprung up offering price-comparison tools that help save 50...

No Water Wasted with State Capital Collection System

Even with the recent drought, the grounds of the North Carolina State Legislative Building are lush and green. A water-collection system funnels rain water...
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Teen Trends Look Positive

The Chicago Tribune editorial board might have been reading the Good News Network. Today they added together the positive trends in the lives of...
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Baby Crying Behind You on a Jet? Turn a Negative into a Positive

David Pollay has advice for anyone in need of rescue from a situation that is so distracting or irritating that you can't think of...