John Lewis, civil rights hero and congressman, has died with his cause unfinished.
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The process for obtaining criminal expungement is an obstacle course. It is in many ways designed to make the re-entry of individuals with criminal records impossible.
Over the past decade, training to develop “bulletproof/warrior minds” has invaded police departments.
The first factor impeding U.S. peacefulness is inequality. A second factor is the militarization of foreign policy and domestic policing.
Online outrage has exploded on platforms like Twitter and Facebook, where there’s no shortage of partisan smearing. So has disinformation about social and political issues.
DeVos has led the Department of Education to change Title IX in order to loosen efforts to protect children from abuse and to increase protections for the abusers.
People all over the country are embracing option C because they do not trust our institutions and leaders to look out for us.
The people now assembling in the streets are not demanding that we overthrow our original ideas; they are demanding that we live up to them.
What keeps our communities safe is providing the circumstances and tools for well-being. Together we can tackle the root causes of crime.
The press isn’t perfect, and if it understands that fact, perhaps the press will do a better job the next time — if so, we’ll all benefit.
Oprah Winfrey, based on her own experiences, said “a mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”
Thankfully, Congress can take action to provide reasonable liability protection for essential businesses.
Because the health care coverage our clients receive is through Minnesota’s Medicaid program, the rate which the state will pay for services is capped by the Legislature, and these rates are barely enough to cover the cost of care.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has a chance to promote environmental justice in the question of copper sulfide mining in Minnesota; let’s hope the court rises to the occasion.
Minnesotans should be proud and heartened by Gov. Tim Walz’s call to action to reform policing in Minnesota. We should also be ashamed and angered by some legislators’ refusal to seriously discuss police reforms with the governor.
This nationally recognized model is a strategy for equity that aligns school and community resources for student success.
Recent decisions by large health systems in Minnesota to shutter primary care clinics have the potential to disrupt care for thousands of Minnesotans.
Our fellow Minnesotans’ lives are threatened by the very systems we have built. Black, brown and Indigenous Minnesotans told us this, but we did not hear.
Minnesota has some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country, and few situations are better suited to them than the actions of Exxon, Koch, and API.
The Minneapolis City Council members admit their outline lacks specifics. At the very least we need an interim plan of concrete steps that can be taken. Here are our recommendations.