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Daily Digst 11/3 - Good News Friday: Using DST To Your Advantage, Helping Children Of Convicts Feel Loved

Friday, November 3, 2017, 10:53 AM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!


How to Use Daylight Savings Time to Your Advantage This Fall (tmn)

Falling back one hour in the fall means losing the number of sunlight hours our bodies have come to expect during the spring and summer. As the sky darkens earlier and earlier, that will trigger the release of melatonin, a hormone secreted by the eye’s pineal gland that helps to maintain normal sleep patterns. On the one hand that can be a good thing—this is your body’s normal reaction to darkness. But on the other, the early arrival of darkness each night may leaving you feeling sluggish, making it less likely you’ll want to hit the gym and more likely you feel you want to stay in and hibernate.

Nonprofit helps children of convicts feel loved (jdargis)

A Lodi nonprofit surprises the children of inmates with a room makeover to rebuild relationships. Room for Restoration’s mission is to open the door for communication and closure, by donating renovation services and partnering with businesses to donate goods. The nonprofit started earlier this year. An incarcerated parent, or family member, writes a letter to the organization to nominate a child.

In defeat for Trump, judge blocks transgender military ban (sv)

The memo called on Defense Secretary James Mattis to submit a plan to Trump by Feb. 21 on how to implement the changes, and the Pentagon has created a panel of senior officials for that purpose. In the meantime, the current policy of allowing transgender people to serve remains in force.

Findlay sergeant’s single act of kindness launches effort to help military families (jdargis)

Because West Allegheny Work Camp already had a relationship with West Allegheny Ministerial Organization, Heroes Supporting Heroes could receive charitable donations under the ministerial organization’s umbrella until it received its nonprofit status, which took about 18 months.

Through West Allegheny Work Camp, 300 to 400 workers would travel every other year from neighboring states to West Allegheny Middle School at their own expense to spend the week in service.

Oregon scraps water rights deal for Nestle's Cascade Locks bottling plant (sv)

On Monday, the national group that opposed the plant, Food & Water Watch, claimed victory. "Gov. Brown's decision to back out of this wrongheaded deal is a hard-won victory for the communities in Hood River County that have waged a nine-year battle to keep Nestlé from seizing their water," the group's executive director Wenonah Hauter said in a press release.

Activists march across Brooklyn Bridge calling for action on climate change 5 years after Sandy (sv)

A trio of canvasses painted with images of Mayor de Blasio, Gov. Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) included messages calling for clean energy, a divestment of city pensions from fossil fuel companies and the full funding of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The group made its way toward the Brooklyn Bridge, chanting, “Who’s got the power? We’ve got the power!” and “Water is Life.”

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