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Changes to skyway hours seen as a barrier to many

Changes to skyway hours seen as a barrier to many

For St. Paul Lowertown resident Chris Beckstrom, skyways provide safe passage at night and in inclement weather. He uses a power chair and struggles to get around on snow and ice-covered sidewalks.

Nancie has lived and worked in downtown St. …

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Stand up and cheer, Access Press banquet time is almost here

Stand up and cheer, Access Press banquet time is almost here

It’s the last call for tickets to the annual Access Press Charlie Smith Award Banquet, Friday, November 3 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. This is the second year the banquet has been held at a more …

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Care issues scrutinized by committee

February 20, 2018 may be months away. But state lawmakers, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) staff and people with disabilities are already preparing for the 2018 legislative session’s start. The Senate Committee on Human Services Reform, Finance and Policy …

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‘This is Medicaid’ draws attention to crisis

‘This is Medicaid’ draws attention to crisis


When it comes to health care changes and threats to the federal Medicaid program, Minnesotans with disabilities and their allies aren’t resting. The Arc Minnesota and Arc Greater Twin Cities met with a large group in Inver Grove Heights …

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Editor’s Column – October 2017

November 3 is the Charlie Smith awards banquet. The award winners every year are awesome trailblazers in the community, and remind us how much talent and leadership there is in organizations large and small, public and private and completely independent. …

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History Note: Inclusive employment is celebrated every October

From Our Community: Share your experiences with the Quality of Life Survey

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In Memoriam – October 2017

Accessible Events – October 2017

Scott Adams Cartoon – October 2017

Regional News in Review – October 2017

People and Places

October 2017 edition

2017 Charlie Smith Award winner tirelessly makes a difference

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Durable goods access changes concerns go on

Editor’s Column – September 2017

History Note: Foundation for special education was laid in 1975

Nominees reflect what’s good about the community

Metro Mobility, other fare increase take effect October 1

Radio Talking Book – September 2017

Adaptive cycling lending program lets riders hit the trail

Disability Hub MN makes its debut

Accessible Events – September 2017



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