“A two-year-old girl who walked away from her home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula alongside two family dogs was found in the woods hours later sleeping on the smaller dog like a furry pillow.” (This one hits close to home as I use my two Beagles as armrests while typing NextDraft.)

+ “Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that the Biden administration is taking the first steps toward removing medical bills from people’s credit scores, which could improve ratings for millions of people.”

+ “Nature has become a luxury and in providing this space, we want these students to know they are protected here and that they have a right to beauty and a right to be treated with dignity.” From streets to stage: Colombia’s magical dance school in a forest.

+ California is engaged in the world’s largest dam removal project in hopes of letting nature rebound.

+ Rising from the ashes: Lahaina’s beloved banyan tree sprouts new life.