States like Washington and Massachusetts plan to join California in largely banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.
According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, there were about 393,000 Minnesotans receiving food stamp benefits in 2019. That grew to nearly 437,000 in July of 2022, an increase of about 44,000 people.
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Come November, Minnesotans will be voting on all 201 seats in the Legislature, four statewide offices and the eight congressional districts in the state.
Parents and guardians often want to protect young people’s mental health by shielding them from difficult discussions around their medical care. Dr. Jennifer Needle said that her professional experience leads her to think differently.
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Schools scramble to fill special ed slots with bonuses & incentives. But, says one advocate, “that’s kind of a Band-Aid on a bullet hole.”
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The Minneapolis and St. Paul public school systems serve approximately 70% students of color, while the teacher corps is only 17% of color, and other metro districts reflect similar numbers.
The games, rather than featuring callers or listeners, are played by station staffers and on-air bit players, with occasional help from personalities at sister radio stations in the same office.
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The biennial budget features nearly $400 million over the two-year life of the budget — 2023-24 — for the police department.
It’s called ESG – Environment, Social and Governance – a move to consider issues such as climate change, social justice and equity as state and local governments decide where to invest funds.
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Progressives, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-5th, have strenuously objected to providing more federal money for police instead of programs aimed at helping the poor.