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Cardenas honored – Tower provides access to light rail line

Cardenas honored – Tower provides access to light rail line

Years of work ended June 5 when the new stairway-elevator tower connecting the St. Paul skyway to street-level transit at the METRO Green Line’s Central Station opened to the public. The tower, located near the Green Line’s Central Station, provides …

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Charlie Smith Award winners is a meaningful honor


Nominations for the 2014 Access Press Charlie Smith Award are due by 5 p.m. Friday, August 15. The award honors Minnesota individuals and organizations that provide outstanding service and show a commitment to Minnesotans with disabilities. Its namesake is …

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Changes come to Metro Mobility

Changes are coming, now and in the future, to Metro Mobility. Two service-related changes took effect July 1. These changes affect the “no show” practices and maximum ride times.

A third change slated for later this year is a new …

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Olmstead anniversary is reminder of past struggles, gains

Olmstead anniversary is reminder of past struggles, gains

The Olmstead decision is considered by many people to be the most important legal victory for people with disabilities. It celebrated its 15th anniversary last month. On June 22, 1999, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in the case of …

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Editor’s Column – July 2014

I’m enjoying the summer, in between rainstorms. This past month has been the wettest in years throughout the state, and the Mississippi River was past flood stage in downtown St. Paul. There are discussions about calling a special session for …

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Green Line light rail launch draws huge crowds

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Forum focuses on employment and mental illness

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Radio Talking Book – July 2014

July 2014 issue

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Accessible Events – July 2014

Join the movement to help the environment

2014 legislative session saw many more gains than losses

Many requests met in bonding

Submit a nomination: Charlie Smith Award contest is now open

Editor’s Column – June 2014

Success of the 5% campaign earns thanks from members of the state’s disability community

State ombudsman’s office rooted in court case, tragedy

Legislative wrap up: Push continues to change income standards

Waiver System Clarified

Radio Talking Book – June 2014

245D amendments add clarification for providers

Safe Schools Act’s passage the work of many



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