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Problem Solving Must-Reads: Researchers May Have Found A Cure For AIDS

Plus: The police officers protecting bicyclists' rights, and a program meant to encourage large firms to buy and hire locally

Problem Solving Must-Reads: Researchers May Have Found A Cure For AIDS

Plus: The police officers protecting bicyclists' rights, and a program meant to encourage large firms to buy and hire locally

Here at The Citizen, we do problem-solving journalism, looking for ideas and solutions to move the region forward and make a better city. Here are some other great ideas for solving the world’s problems, from media outlets around the globe:

A Major Discovery About HIV Provides Hope For A Cure

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Last Monday, British media reported that a 44-year old British man was cured of AIDS after receiving an experimental therapy developed by a team of scientists from five different universities. Individuals participating in clinical trials of this therapy are already taking antiretroviral drugs, so researchers are cautious in their optimism—but this development marks a major breakthrough in the search for a cure to HIV/AIDS. Results from the clinical trials are expected back in 2018. (via GOOD)

Albuquerque’s Big Employers Start Major Buy Local, Hire Local Program

Photo: Next City

Unemployment has reached 6.4% in Albuquerque, and New Mexico as a whole is plagued by the second-highest unemployment rate in the country. Accordingly, a new program spearheaded by six leading organizations in the education and healthcare sectors seeks to encourage employers to train, hire, and buy locally. If successful, the program could significantly lower Albuquerque’s unemployment rate by 2017, and may serve as a model for other cities that are struggling with unemployment. (via Next City)

These Heroic Cops Are Pulling Over Drivers Who Crowd Cyclists

Photo: FastCo.Exist

In the United Kingdom, laws meant to protect bicyclists from driver aggression are often ignored. Local police forces are combatting this phenomenon by proactively enforcing these laws. Officers from the West Midlands Police Force are riding their bicycles through the region’s busiest thoroughfares with cameras mounted to their helmets. When motorists overtake them without leaving a sufficient amount of space, the officers radio ahead to their cohorts, who pull over and ticket the offending drivers. (via FastCo.Exist)

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