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The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press

The Story of Us: 20 years of MN disability news coverage remembered, as covered by Access Press Minnesota, as told through the pages of Access Press, is one of victories and defeats, activism and accolades. Come with us on a trip back through the past two decades. This installment covers the first five years of newspaper coverage. Subsequent installments will appear in future issues. May 1990 Access Press published its first issue, ...

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December 1994 Issue

Contributors: Metro Mobility Reaching Capacity - Funding Crunch May Stop Progress, by Access Press Staff Ready for the Legislature? by Charlie Smith Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith ADA Requirements for Public Telephones and TTY Access, by Carolyn Emerson "Careers On-Line:" Employment, Disability, and Technology, by Rick Battaglia Rosemary Young: Advocate and Friend, by LeAnne Dahl Anoka County Teenager Will Represent State at Austrian Freedom Observance, ...

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November 1994 Issue

Contributors: Department of Human Services Stalls: Rules Changes May Yet Proceed - Vigilance is Necessary, by Luther Granquist The Future of Metro Mobility, by John Walsh Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Beware and Wary of Junk Mail, by Eunice McClurg Hello Nicole, by Nicole Diversity Takes Effort, by Clark Morphew Life Goes On, by LeAnne Dahl Revised Eyeglass Service Rule, by Anne Henry The Power of To: by Gordon ...

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October 1994 Issue

Contributors: Department of Human Services-Proposes Major Changes in Medical Assistance Rules, by Luther Granquist Metro Mobility Service: Quality Needs to Remain a Priority, by Charlie Smith Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome: Beyond CFIDS, by Marjory Aldrich MOVIE REVIEW: "When Billy Broke His Head. . ." is a Winner, by Jeff Nygaard Hello Nicole, by Nicole Parenting God's Angels, ...

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August 1994 Issue

Contributors: Universal Health Care Debates are Sick - Will Money and Lies Win the Day? by Bill Smith Metro Mobility: System Still Faces Problems, by Charlie Smith Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith RTB Chair Says Metro Mobility Transition Going Smoothly, by Jane Fitz, ATB Staff RTB Seeking Solution to Interzone Trip Denial, by Access Press Staff Strangers Who Stare Are More Than ...

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May 1994 Issue

Contributors: No Bidders to Replace ATE - Situation is Complicated as Deadline Approaches - by Charlie Smith Mental Health Should be Included in Reform - by Sen. Paul Wellstone Library Services for the Blind and Physcially Handicapped in Minnesota - by Access Press Staff Hennepy County Library Offers Computer Access to Electronic Network, by Access Press Staff Editor's Column - ...

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March 1994 Issue

Contributors: Riders Prevail, ATE will Leave - Class Action Lawsuit Settled: 1.35 Million in Damages; ATE to Depart, by Access Press Staff ARC Health Care Forum Points Out Dangers, Asks for Action by Participants, in Shaping Legislation, by Bonnie Marshall Opportunity Lost, by Deborah Peterson Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Stroke Rehabilitation, by Sister Kenny Institute New Division Formed to Employ Individuals ...

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February 1994 Issue

Riders' Outcries Having an Effect: Legislature Seems Ready  to Make Changes in System by Charlie Smith Universal Health Care - Where Do We Go From Here, by Sen. Paul Wellstone Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith "International Open Door Troup Offering New Local Shows, Too, by Roger Hammer Rehabilitation Assessment Clinic, by Sister Kenny Institute Hello Nicole, by Nicole The Big "H," by Mary Kraemer, ...

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January 1994 Issue

Contributors: "The Case" - Lawyers and Principals Meet on Pending Class Action, by Charlie Smith James Brady Brings Prizes and Encouragement on ADA, by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Community Involvement Programs Awarded $3.2 Million Grant, by Melissa Shelton-Davies Biofeedback, by Sister Kenny Institute Hello Nicole, by Nicole New in Ramsey County -"New Referral Service for Uninsured/Underinsured," by Access Press ...

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November 1993 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Do We Really Want a Paratransit System? by Charlie Smith Regional Transit Board Asks for Some Answers, by Access Press Staff Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Brain Injury Clinic, by Sister Kenny Institute PPL Builds an Accessible Home, by Access Press Hello Nicole, by Nicole Dorothy Peters, by LeAnne Dahl The Power of To: by Gordon Gillesby PDF copy of November 1993

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October 1993 Issue

Contributors: "Don't Call Us" Says Metro Mobility – Governor Carlson Calls Out the Guard, by Charlie Smith Universal Health Care is Coming - Some Way, Some How, by William A. Smith, Jr. Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Hand Rehabilitation Services, by Sister Kenny Institute Hello Nicole, by Nicole New County Adminstrator Reaches Out to People with Disabilities, by Peter McLaughlin Religion and Disability, by Manley Olson Very Special Arts, by Craig Dunn Aging: ...

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September 1993 Issue

Contributors: Metro Mobility Plan Derailed - Lawsuit Threatens October Change Over, by Charlie Smith New Providers Selected for New Metro Mobility Program, by Access Press Staff Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith First International Student Conference Big Success, by Melody Martin & Martha Hage Former Frogman Offers Scuba Lessons to Swimmers with Disabilities, by Michael Sheehan Come On In. . .  The Water's Fine! by Patti Rose Hello ...

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August 1993 Issue

Contributors: Trip Assurance Cancelled - Again, Can Everybody Get By Until October and What Then? by William A. Smith, Jr. Boom Island Park Hosts '93 ADA Fest, by Adam Quinn Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Religion and Disability, by Mary Jean Steinhagen Hello Nicole, by Nicole Aging - It's Not Just Staying Alive, by Eunice McClurg & LeAnne Dahl The Power of To: by Gordon Gillesby PDF copy of August 1993

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June 1993 Issue

Contributors: Access Press Wins Awards, Adds New Columns, and Plans a Bigger, Better Paper, by William A. Smith, Jr. RTB Selects ATE to Manage Metro Mobility, by Suzanne Hanson Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Medical Rehabilitation: A Revolutionary Evolution, by Sister Kenny Institute Very Special Arts, by Craig Dunn Hello Nicole, by Nicole Become a Squeaky Wheel, by Deborah Peterson The Power of To: by Gordon Gillesby PDF Copy of June 1993

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May 1993 Issue

Contributors: All About Shriners Hospital, by Beth Webber Sensitivity to Chemicals is not a Neurosis, by Marybeth Bachele Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Sister Kenny Institute Honor Patient of the Year, by Sister Kenny Institute Town Meetings Invite Public Comment on County Budget, by Peter McLaughlin Very Special Arts Could Use Your Help, by Craig Dunn Hello Nicole, by Nicole What Visually Impaired People Should Know About Social Security, by Access Press Staff Review: Family Guide to Medication ...

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April 1993 Issue

Contributors: Rationing Health Care? Experts Explain, by Adam Quinn Introducing DRAGnet - All You Need to Know, by Gordon Gillesby Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Voices for Disability Rights First Annual Meeting, by Deborah Peterson System is Broken - You Must Help Repair It, by Charlie Smith Tendon Transfer Surgery Helps Improve Hand Function, by Sister Kenny Institute Positive Impacts of President Clinton's Economic Stimulus Package, by Peter McLaughlin ADAPT - Ready to ...

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March 1993 Issue

Contributors: Smug Non-Compliance is the Norm - Our Favorite Advocate Surveys a Community Under ADA, by Mindy Desens Wellstone Bill Provides "A Yardstick for Health-Care Reform," by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith RTB Working to Find Additional Metro Mobility Rides, by The Staff of the Regional Transit Board What Has Happened to Metro Mobility, by Charlie Smith Center for Assistive Rehabilitation - ...

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February 1993 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Change & Challenge for Metro Mobility, by Bill Smith Access Press Given Outstanding Media Award, by Adam Quinn Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Definition of "Wellness" Varies with Each Individual, by Peg Keller of the Sister Kenny Institute Opening Up County Government, by Peter McLaughlin Can Minnesota's Health Care System Work for People with Disabilities? by The Coalition on Health Care Issues for Persons ...

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January 1993 Issue

Contributors: Understanding Health Care Proposals by Tom Brick Guthrie Theatre Offers Audio Description to Visually Impaired Patrons by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Twenty Ways to Make Living Easier with Arthritis, by Sister Kenny Institute Fairness for a Change: A Progressive View of Taxation, by Mel Duncan Hello Nicole, by Nicole Access to the Arts Taking Shape, by Craig Dunn State Council on Disabilities ...

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August 1992 Issue

Contributors: New Employment Rules Take Effect: Disabilties Act Celebrated at Lake Phalen Picnic, by Adam Quinn Wellstone Introduces Universal Health Care Act, by Access Press Staff Straight Talk on Metro Mobility (No Misinformation This Time), by Charlie Smith Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Newly Organized Political Action Group Growing Rapidly, by Sandy Morgan Chemical Dependency is a Health Care Issue, by Sister ...

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June 1992 Issue

Contributors: No Change in Metro Mobility in '92 - RTB Has "Ideas" For 1993 - So Do Lots of Others, by Adam Quinn A Second Anniversary Issue for Access Press by Charlie Smith Editor's Column by Charlie Smith New PAC to Work on Disability Issues, by Rod and Sandy Morgan Legislative Harmony Sacrificed Fairness, by Mel Duncan Hello Nicole, by Nicole Nutrition and Physical Disabilities, by Sister Kenny Institute RTB Outlines the Proposed Changes in Metro Mobility, by Access ...

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February 1992 Issue

Contributors: Minnesota Rehab Counselors Report on Innovation & Progress South of the Border, by Juulie Redenbaugh & Linda Sourbis Metro Mobility Saga Continues - More on RTB, by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Life Stories of Polio Survivors Sought, by Sister Kenny Institute United Handicapped Federation Issues Transportation Alert, by Access Press Staff Get Involved!  Precinct Caucuses Are Coming March 3rd, ...

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Metro Mobility Fare Change Disappoints Riders (Again)

On October 21st, the Regional Transit Board formalized rate changes which had been previously agreed to by various board members and apparently the state Human Rights commissioner.  Press releases were duly released and published citing the “lowering” of fares.  For the majority of regular Metro Mobility riders the fare will now be $2.20 instead of ...

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RTB: On The Wrong Track? Metro Mobility Discussions Obscure Real Issue

March was a month of outspoken concern over the future of the Metro Mobility System. A huge capitol rally and two well attended public hearings brought hundreds of disabled citizens forward to voice their fears over cuts in service and fare increases. These were not academic fears over possible future tax increases or redistricting political ...

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July 1990

Articles/Contributors: Accessible Transit Here, however. . . by Willam A. Smith, Jr. Legal Aid: No-Nonsense Advocacy, by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Midway Training Services, by Access Press Staff Recreation and Technology, by Erik Aasland RTB Forum Highlights Consumer Transit Concerns, by Transcript of Consumer Questions and Administration Answers from the May 9th Seward Square Forum Seward Forum Highlights ...

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