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Deadline is approaching for newspaper award nominations

Deadline is approaching for newspaper award nominations

Before taking off on that summer vacation, why not nominate someone deserving of the 2017 Access Press Charlie Smith Award? The deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 is rapidly approaching, and the newspaper’s board of director and staff are …

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Minnesotans wary, watching federal action

All eyes are on Washington, D.C. as debate continues over repealing the Affordable Care Act and making dramatic cuts and caps to the Medicaid program. Minnesota disability organizations and individuals are among the voices from around the country fighting to …

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Effective July 1: Hospital improvements, pay hikes set

Effective July 1: Hospital improvements, pay hikes set

Significant investments in Minnesota Security Hospital improvements and a pay raise for personal care attendants are taking shape. Those efforts are among the many initiatives that took effect July 1. thanks to the 2017 Minnesota Legislature.

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The Arc Minnesota’s Larson steps down after long career

A well-deserved retirement means Minnesotans with disabilities are saying goodbye to one of their strongest champions and legislative strategists. Steve Larson, senior policy director for The Arc Minnesota, stepped down July 7. He and his wife Joan Breslin Larson were …

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Editor’s Column – July 2017

It’s been rather stressful recently for just about everybody in the disability community after the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed in the House in May, after a delay on its vote. The Senate version, which was brought to the …

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Disability rights march and rally

History Note: Marches, rallies draw attention to disability rights cause

Radio Talking Book – July 2017

People and Places – July 2017

Regional News in Review – July 2017

Accessible Events and Opportunities – July 2017

Scott Adams Cartoon – July 2017

Odyssey conference awards recognize people, organizations

July 2017 issue

Longtime leaders feted: Many are honored for work during 2017 session

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Editor’s Column – June 2017

Access woes as skyway changes eyed

Sponsors make Access Press Charlie Smith Award banquet a success

History Note – Olin has spent decades documenting civil rights movement

Henry’s courage has been an asset to the disability community

Larson’s leadership made a difference for many people

Scott Adams Cartoon – June 2017

People and Places – June 2017

In Memoriam – June 2017

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