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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...
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New 2007 Laws Protect Consumers from ID Theft and Citizens’ Rights

State Lawmakers have been busy and their new laws for 2007 are mostly good news for consumers, common citizens and people struggling to make...
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Energy Neighbor Fund Shares the Gift of Warmth

Faced with high fuel costs, more families than usual are expected to need help staying warm during the holidays and throughout the winter. Progress...

Cookie Scented Milk Ads Debut In Bus Shelters

Chocolate chip cookie scented bus shelters will spring up in California to treat commuters to an unexpected multi-sensory experience. A new twist on the...
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New Power Plants To Run On Chicken Droppings

Power plants that burn chicken droppings and turkey leftovers are sure to be welcome in areas like Maryland's Eastern Shore and North Carolina where...

Rhode Island Embarks on Statewide Broadband

America's smallest state is seeking to become its first to offer a wireless broadband network from border to border. Reuters reports on...
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G is for Ginger Cascades Girl Scout Camp

EDITOR'S BLOG This weekend I brought our kids and myself to the Ginger Cascades Girl Scout camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina....

Spina Bifida Kids Grow New Bladders with Scientists’ Help

A new procedure pioneered at Wake Forest University in North Carolina has given seven kids new bladders that were grown from the children's own...
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Summer Vacations, Cheering Orphans, and Host Couples

To California, North Carolina, and Virginia, the Summer Miracles program brings orphans from Russia, Kazakhstan and Columbia for summer vacation with host families. Through...
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Woman Donates Part of her Liver to a Child She Didn’t Even Know

While the season of giving flourished in department stores, the true meaning of the word was demonstrated in a hospital in North Carolina. A...
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Shoe Stores and Basketball Coaches Donate Loads of Sneakers to Poor Kids

Inspired by compassionate college basketball coaches and retail sales struggles, companies are donating millions of pairs of shoes to help children in impoverished countries. After food, clean...

29 Year-Old Single-Handedly Raises Relief Supplies for Hurricane Victims

Esther Stevens’ dining table in Colorado Springs, CO, has become a makeshift operations center for getting aid to the victims of Hurricane Mitch. “I’ve never...

Good News in History, July 10

Happy Birthday to the gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, who turns 80 years old today. Born in Chicago, she started singing with her...

After Hearing Sweet Story About Why eBay Bidder Wanted a Necktie, Man Gave It to Him for Free

This retired CIA-agent may have been trying to sell his old necktie for $6.99, but the accessory ended up inspiring a priceless story of kindness.

Girls Lost in Forest for 44 Hours Finally Rescued After They Survived on Rainwater and ‘Happy Thoughts’

Two girls, aged 5 and 8, have finally been rescued from the woods of Northern California after using survival skills they learned from camping and TV.

Fifth Graders Launch Their Own Kindness Club at School – and Bullied Kids Are Already Benefiting

Kindness is seeping into the classrooms and corridors of an elementary school in Minnesota thanks to a group of fifth-graders. The kids at Parker Elementary School started...

Good News in History, October 21

On this day 73 years ago, women in France were finally awarded the right to vote for first time—decades later than most Western countries,...