This Week in GOOD

We hope you've had a lovely week, whether you've just celebrated Passover or are just about to celebrate Easter-or whether you're just glad you've made it to the weekend. As recent events in Italy and off the coast of Africa remind us, it's always worthwhile to take joy where you find it.On Tuesday, we celebrated the online launch GOOD's fifteenth edition, The Transportation Issue. With stories ranging from a rundown of the nation's best emerging bike scenes to the upside of failure in Detroit to experiments with quantum teleportation, this might be our most comprehensive exploration of a theme to date. Check here for all things transportation. Many more stories will be appearing throughout the coming weeks.Inspired by Carly Clark and Aaron Naparstek's holistic overhaul of the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street in Manhattan, we're asking for submissions that redesign streets to make them more livable. The deadline is the first of May. Details here. We can't wait to see what you send.This week also involved a number of stories outside the realm of transportation-from gay marriage to military budgeting to the benefits of better burritos. It was nothing if not eclectic.See you on Monday, friends.
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The head of the 1,100-member Federal Judges Association on Monday called an emergency meeting amid concerns over President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr's use of the power of the Justice Department for political purposes, such as protecting a long-time friend and confidant of the president.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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Two people had the nerve to laugh and smirk at a DUI murder sentencing in Judge Qiana Lillard's courtroom and she took swift action.

Lillard heard giggles coming from the family of Amanda Kosal, 25, who admitted to being drunk when she slammed into an SUV, killing Jerome Zirker, 31, and severely injuring his fiance, Brittany Johnson, 31.

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