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

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

When the Minnesota Legislature convenes in 2018, two longtime disability community champions will be missed. The Arc Minnesota’s Steve Larson, who is winding down his work as senior policy director, will step down in July after his successor is named. …

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Legislative session’s end was good news, bad news

Legislative session’s end was good news, bad news

When the work of the 2017 Minnesota Legislature is reviewed, results for Minnesotans with disabilities are decidedly mixed. Several gains were noted but many requests must wait until 2018.

Gov. Mark Dayton and House and Senate leaders spent the last …

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Editor’s Column – June 2017

The 2017 legislative session ended on time on May 23, only to be followed immediately by a special session. Over the next three days, the Legislature finished the budget bills and sent them to Governor Dayton, who made a line-item …

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Access woes as skyway changes eyed

In Minnesota, skyways provide protection from the elements and access in downtown areas for residents, workers and business patrons. In St. Paul, a fight over skyway access and nuisance behavior is worrisome to people with disabilities.

Changes are proposed to …

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Sponsors make Access Press Charlie Smith Award banquet a success

Sponsors make Access Press Charlie Smith Award banquet a success

The Access Press Charlie Smith Award banquet pieces keep falling into place. Award nominees are sought, so make plans to submit the name of a deserving person or group by 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 9. Go to the Charlie Awards …

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History Note – Olin has spent decades documenting civil rights movement

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Scott Adams Cartoon – June 2017

People and Places – June 2017

In Memoriam – June 2017

June 2017 edition

Radio Talking Book – June 2017

Regional News in Review – June 2017

Accessible Events and Opportunities – June 2017

Adjourn May 22: Legislature, governor negotiate as talks go down to the wire

Deadline is approaching: Nominate someone for Charlie Smith Award

Survey shows key changes in attitudes

May 2017 Issue Sponsors: DHS, SEIU HEALTHCARE working together to address workforce challenge

Editor’s Column – May 2017

History Note: Gillette marks 120 years’ groundbreaking service to children

Sign up now for Partners in Policymaking 2017-18 training series

Scott Adams Cartoon – May 2017

Students with disabilities can try for new college program


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