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New leader named Jesse Bethke Gomez takes the MCIL helm

New leader named Jesse Bethke Gomez takes the MCIL helm

A Twin Cities nonprofit leader with a record of success has taken the helm at the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL). MCIL has announced the hiring of Jesse Bethke Gomez as the new executive director February 9. He succeeds …

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2015 session nears mid-point with calls for state spending

As the 2015 Minnesota Legislature approaches the session’s mid-point, Minnesota’s disability advocates and organizations are saying, “Show us the money.” Not only did the state’s February forecast show an increase in Minnesota’s budget surplus, there is also growing outcry over …

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Rides, taxi changes get mixed reviews

Minneapolis residents with disabilities who rely on taxi service will benefit from a new program announced recently. But in the southwestern part of the Twin Cities area, users of a paratransit service will see changes in who drives the vehicles. …

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State special education laws evolved over time

In March 1915 the Minnesota Legislature passed the state’s first special education law. William North, a young man in the brokerage business in Duluth, and Peter H. Konzen, an attorney and former superintendent of schools from Hallock, introduced a bill …

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Taking on stereotypes of ageism, the persistent ‘ism’

We frequently hear about racism and sexism in our culture, but we hear little about another persistent ‘ism’ — ageism. As our society grows older, ageism remains a growing challenge and concern.

Researchers at Yale University were disturbed when they …

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