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Uncertainty is the watchword as session is winding down

Uncertainty is the watchword as session is winding down

These are troubling times for Minnesotans with disabilities and their allies. Mixed news on proposed health and human services budgets at the state capitol has many advocates wondering what more they can do to gain support. Although several programs are …

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Be aware of weather, stay safe this season

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17-21, but Minnesotans have already seen tornadoes and severe thunderstorms this year. That’s why it’s crucial for people with disabilities to be prepared well before thunderstorms roll in or a tornado siren sounds. Have …

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Challenges remain: Capitol accessibility improvements praised

Renovation of Minnesota’s capitol is nearly complete. The verdict on accessibility by members of the disability community is primarily positive, with a few things that could be improved.

Curt Yoakum, assistant commissioner in the state’s Department of Administration, said a …

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History Note: Life in, after institutionalization is documentary focus

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was in March. But it’s never too late to see videos prepared by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (MnCDD), to learn about historical efforts and accomplishments to advance the cause of integration and inclusion …

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Editor’s Column – April 2017

Minnesota’s House of Representatives and Senate released their target budgets on March 27. The proposed numbers are devastating to both the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) and Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), and to other state agencies. In the …

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Radio Talking Book – April 2017

In Memoriam – April 2017

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People and Places – April 2017

More oversight seen as needed for home, community services

Clock is ticking: Disability issues highlighted at large rally

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History Note: Protests, podium appearances created lasting ADA images

Low caregiver pay prevents people from succeeding

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Choices, integration are working for many, but are threatened

Radio Talking Book – March 2017

People & Places – March 2017

In Memoriam – March 2017

Regional News in Review – March 2017

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