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Deadlines loom: Legislative session rolls onward

Deadlines loom: Legislative session rolls onward

Dozens of measures important to Minnesotans with disabilities hang in the balance as state lawmakers approach the final weeks of the 2016 legislative session. Medical Assistance reform, the quest for a pay raise for caregivers and many other bills were …

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Paratransit faced many changes

Metro Mobility administrators admit that 2015 was a busy and at times bumpy year for the Twin Cities paratransit provider, with a number of changes in how service is provided. But one change, made March 14 at a listening session …

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Ethan’s story: Staff guide us toward independent, full lives

Ethan’s story: Staff guide us toward independent, full lives

Ethan Bussiere is a self-advocate who spoke at the annual ARRM/MOHR Day at the Capitol March 15. Thanks to direct support providers, he can live in an apartment with supportive services and hold a job.

My name is Ethan Bussiere; …

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Editor’s Column – April 2016

The sporadic warm temperatures over the last few weeks have been welcome. I think this is the earliest I’ve been out running the dog on the trails. But even though it’s 50 degrees, the wind chills can catch you off-guard …

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Submissions are sought for the History Note

Want to be part of history? Organizational histories, stories about remarkable people from the past, moments in Minnesota history and other topics will be considered for the Access Press monthly History Note column. The History Note is a monthly newspaper …

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