It shouldn’t be this hard. Other students will face the same obstacles I did because they choose to work a higher-paying service job or, God forbid, an unpaid internship.
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The pipeline being built is a larger pipeline along a new route. That’s no replacement project. (You replace a lightbulb with another lightbulb, not a floodlight.)
This moment calls for a new way to understand student success.
The Combating-Hate bill, HF 1691, would close loopholes that misclassify hate acts and allow victims to report hate incidents to non-law-enforcement entities.
The hard truth is no matter where we live or what school she attends, we can’t shield our daughter from racism or anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Since not everyone is on board with being vaccinated, it’s become necessary to find ways to reach recalcitrant Americans.
Candidate Joe Biden promised that, if elected, his first nomination for a vacancy on that court would be a Black woman jurist, the first of her kind on that bench.
The city and the state need to take action to rethink law enforcement’s purpose, training, protocols, oversight and governance. Now is the time.
We have the ability and resources to be bold. We can offer quality care and learning to our youngest children and improve the poor working conditions for those who care for them.
Also on trial is an important question: Can anti-police-brutality activists be more effective in ending the practice of the police killing unarmed civilians with impunity by becoming part of the “system of criminal justice”?
Now more than ever, communication via telephone is vital. During the coronavirus pandemic, in-person visitation is often restricted.
For integrity’s sake, HR1/S1 needs to be clean of political conflicts of interest. But in its campaign finance section, it is not.
Today’s anniversary is the perfect opportunity to recommit to the broader effort of engaging our young people for informed and authentic citizenship. Minnesota can and should lead the effort.
We need to come together to develop a national operational strategy to combat behavioral health problems.
This act has previously sustained bipartisan support. Countless state officials worked to perfect it. It currently has the support of nine different veteran support organizations.
Perhaps unintentionally, “learning loss” demonizes some family and community experiences, while maintaining oppressive, dominant race and class-based views of education.
A post-COVID housing crisis isn’t imminent, it’s here. One year into the pandemic, still-rampant unemployment and growing debt mean that families who have barely managed to scrape by are reaching a breaking point.
First, the city’s tax base is stalling. Second, the outwash of the pandemic will shift 2022’s tax burden more toward homeowners. Third, there’s no hefty addition to the tax base in 2022 from the expiration of development districts, something that buffered this year’s tax bills.
Sports betting could bring in more than $40 million a year in new tax revenue, so it’s particularly perplexing that lawmakers are not taking a closer look at legalization.