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Sweeping Medicaid, ACA changes are on hold – but only for now

Sweeping Medicaid, ACA changes are on hold – but only for now

A repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been beaten back – for now. However, disability rights advocates continue to keep an eye on Washington, D.C. Major cuts to Medicaid and the disability services it provides are still a …

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August 24-September 4: Accessible options offered for 2017 Minnesota State Fair

August 24-September 4: Accessible options offered for 2017 Minnesota State Fair

The end of summer means the Minnesota State Fair will soon open its gates for 2017. This year’s fair is August 24 through September 4 in Falcon Heights. The fair offers an accessibility guide to help with trip planning. Go …

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Crisis line stays open, for several weeks

A statewide mental health crisis hotline will stay open until late September, thanks to a last-minute assist from the Minnesota Department of Health. But the long-term future of the Crisis Connection remains uncertain.

The line, which failed to receive support …

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Deadlines draw near for award banquet

The Access Press Charlie Smith Award Banquet is Friday, November 3 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. What can readers do to help make the banquet a success? Nominate someone for the award itself.

Entries are due at …

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Legislator, publisher had much involvement in disability issues

At the Minnesota State Fair’s 4-H Building, a crew of volunteers publishes the Maynard News. When the newspaper in west central Minnesota closed years ago, its letterpress equipment was donated to become a museum. The newspaper museum is marking 30 …

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