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Many bills stalled: Legislative session’s outcome is disappointing to community

Many bills stalled: Legislative session’s outcome is disappointing to community

The 2016 Minnesota Legislature is likely to head back to the capitol this summer. Although the regular session ended May 23, Gov. Mark Dayton’s pocket veto of the tax bill mean state lawmakers will need to come back for a …

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Claim upheld in Oakdale

The City of Oakdale has paid $30,000 to resolve a probable cause finding of disability discrimination. The finding was made by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, for failure to provide effective communication and meaningful access to police services to …

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Editor’s Column – June 2016

Editor’s Column – June 2016

The 2016 Minnesota legislative session was a disappointment. It does not seem like anything was voted into law that will be helpful to Minnesota’s senior population, disability community, working poor or other disenfranchised groups. Oh, there was a little funding …

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A fun tradition: Silent auction, raffle donations are needed

A fun tradition: Silent auction, raffle donations are needed

One highlight of the annual Access Press Charlie Smith Award Banquet is the silent auction and pick-a-prize raffle. This year’s banquet is Friday, November 4 in Bloomington. Save the date for an evening of celebration with Minnesota’s disability community. The …

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Letters wanted

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Accessible Events – June 2016

Laying the groundwork for the 2017 session for developmental, intellectual disabilities

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Radio Talking Book – June 2016

June 2016 issue

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Piper makes the case for facility help

Anyone you know? Access Press calls for award nominees

Editor’s Column – May 2016

History Note: Kennedy, Johnson were key community allies

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