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Triathlon was St. Paul teen’s latest adventure

Triathlon was St. Paul teen’s latest adventure

Before he was old enough to vote, St. Paul Highland Park neighborhood resident Louie McGee had competed in a triathlon, started a nonprofit organization, won a presidential award and appeared on the cover of a national publication.

That’s just a …

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Dismay as key workforce report proposals fail to move ahead

Dismay as key workforce report proposals fail to move ahead

A delay in acting on recommendations to address Minnesota’s direct care worker crisis has people with disabilities and their advocates wondering what more they can do to get action. Thousands struggle to find needed support staff.

The report, Recommendations to …

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HISTORY NOTE: A century ago, Braille won status as the language standard

How people with blindness and other visual disabilities enjoy printed materials has changed over the years. An array of apps, text-to-speech software and assistive technology “read” content for many people. Others faithfully listen to Radio Talking Book, which marks 50 …

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Could state be next for minimum wage?

As St. Paul city officials continue to look at a $15 per hour minimum wage, the implications for working people with disabilities and support staff and caregivers also continue to be scrutinized. The wage policy was the topic of a …

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Editor’s Column – November 2018

This November is the first one in 15 years when we haven’t held the Charlie Smith Awards banquet. I missed the ceremony, and I even missed the work that it took to put it together (although the heaviest load was …

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People and Places – November 2018

In Memoriam – November 2018

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LETTERS: Self-advocacy group needs help with bills

Looking for legislative agendas

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Accessible Events and Happenings

House of Memories’ app, program provide valued help

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Incontinence products issue back to court

In Memoriam – October 2018

Editor’s Desk – October 2018

Radio Talking Book – October 2018

VOTE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 6: Take advantage of accommodations to cast election ballots

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People and Places – October 2018

Regional News in Review – October 2018



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