Communities

Southwest light rail seen as path to equity at May 29 public comment meeting

On May 29th, 2014 the Metropolitan Council held a public comment meeting for the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit line.

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Fight for 'health equities' went to state capitol

Until recently, health equities has not been a subject in Minnesota that has received a lot of publicized attention. It represents the goal of groups working to address the health inequities that are well documented between communities of color and Whites in Minnesota.

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West Bank and Stadium Village business groups plan to use city grants to engage neighbors and capitalize on the light rail opening

Owner of the Stadium Village Dairy Queen/Orange Julius Chris Ferguson discusses the Green Line light rail at the Stadium Village Commercial Association meeting May 21. The organization received a $15,000 city grant to help attract light rail riders to the area. (Photo by Chelsea Gortmaker)

Two University of Minnesota-area business districts are now planning for how they’ll use thousands of new city dollars.

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Civil rights at charter schools

The federal Department of Education recently issued a reminder to charter schools about their civil rights obligations.

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TC Weekend | Grand Old Day, Waterfest, Open Streets North Minneapolis and more!

The official first day of summer may be June 21, but this weekend marks the unofficial launch of the summer festival season in the Twin Cities. The weather forecast shows a chance of scattered showers, but let's hope the sun wins out! See below for this weekend’s lively roster:

 

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Big thinking about change

Today’s short and sweet blog post simply draws attention to some compelling articles I've read lately about creative people thinking big about changing their world.

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Transit riders bring concerns about routes, fares, shelters to Metropolitan Council community engagement session

Minneapolis City Council Member Blong Yang and Met Council member Jennifer Munt (Photos by Charles Hallman)

Transit equity means more than additional bus stops or faster trains. Local residents are saying it also means an equitable voice in transportation decisions.

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TC Weekend | Memory Lanes Block Party, Walker on the Green Mini Golf, IndiVisible & more!

Yes, it’s true -- Memorial Day weekend is upon us already! With AAA predicting an estimated 36.1 million people set to travel for the holiday, it makes sense that this weekend is a bit lighter on the festivals. However, there’s still plenty to see and do around town this weekend. See what’s on tap below:

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