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800 Compton residents will get a guaranteed income

800 Compton residents will get a guaranteed income

advertisementadvertisementIn the city of Compton, one in five residents lives in poverty, double the national average. Since the pandemic began, the unemployment rate has risen from about 7% to more than 20%. But a select group will have a chance to get help reversing those trends, as part of a pilot program called that will aim to assist 800 people through no-strings-attached direct cash payments over two years.advertisementadvertisementCompton mayor Aja Brown recently announced the guaranteed income pilot, in partnership with the Jain Family Institute, a nonprofit research institution,...

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How San Francisco’s DA cut the city’s jail population without jeopardizing public safety

How San Francisco’s DA cut the city’s jail population without jeopardizing public safety

advertisementadvertisementSan Francisco district attorney Chesa Boudin ran for his current title on a platform committed to ending mass incarceration, citing how widespread imprisonment affects the families and communities left behind, costs taxpayers money, and fails to truly rehabilitate people who have inflicted harm.advertisementadvertisementSpeaking on a panel at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, Boudin explained how his team reduced the number of people incarcerated in order to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak. (Five of the largest known clusters of the coronavirus in the U.S. inside...

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This tech is bringing water to Navajo Nation by pulling it out of the air

This tech is bringing water to Navajo Nation by pulling it out of the air

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementIn the Navajo Nation, sometimes a on an empty road is the only water source around for hundreds of residents. Others have to drive from their rural homes into towns miles away to buy all the water they need for cooking, drinking, cleaning, and livestock, because there’s no infrastructure to bring it through pipes. About 40% of households in the Navajo Nation live without running water. But now, at a few houses, panels positioned on the ground pull moisture from the air, connecting to a tap inside the home and providing up to 10 liters of water—or about 20...

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We are throwing away a record 53.6 million metric tons of electronics

We are throwing away a record 53.6 million metric tons of electronics

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementEach year, people around the world buy more and more electronics—from smartphones and computers to refrigerators and air conditioners—and each year, more and more electronics get thrown away. In 2019, the world generated 53.6 million metric tonnes of e-waste, a record high and an increase of more than 20% compared to five years prior. Without proper recycling infrastructure and the option to repair electronics, e-waste will only increase, and in fact it’s currently the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream.advertisementadvertisementThis data comes...

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As cities make deep cuts because of COVID-19, police departments are keeping their funding

As cities make deep cuts because of COVID-19, police departments are keeping their funding

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementAs images from protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death have spread around the country, a key demand from protesters has been the defunding of city police departments: that cutting the money a city spends on police would, in fact, make communities safer. They’ve pointed to the tactical gear and equipment that the police have been pictured using as evidence that cities spend far too much money on their law enforcement, at the expense of other agencies that often lack funds to offer basic services to...

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Spain creates a universal minimum income targeted at 2.3 million people

Spain creates a universal minimum income targeted at 2.3 million people

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementWith the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating the most vulnerable people’s financial struggles, the Spanish government has decided to implement what it’s calling a national minimum income, ensuring that people in the roughly $500 a month in income. The plan aims to reach 2.3 million people and is expected to cost the government about €3 billion a year.advertisementSpain’s government first floated the idea of a version of a universal basic income back in December, according to Spain’s English-language newspaper , in a deal that the country’s Socialist Party...

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