Politics & Policy

Calls for Accountability Miss the Mark

I’m going to describe a government agency and let you, brilliant reader, guess who it is.

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Lawmakers listen as educators share ‘achievement gap’ success stories

As Minnesota leaders in K-12 education continue to work toward their shared goal of narrowing the achievement gap, the House Education Finance Committee is looking t

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HRC: Minnesota is ‘solidifying’ equality but lags on important issues

The Human Rights Campaign recently launched a new index rating the states on LGBT equality, and while Minnesota ranks well above many other states, the report notes some glaring inequities particul

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Who protects the protectors?

Trista Matascastillo, left, and Jill Troutner. Photograph by Amber Procaccini.

A man and woman are in the car ahead, and the car has a veteran's license plate. Which one is the veteran?

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Council on Black Minnesotans announces ‘aggressive’ agenda during its ‘Day on the Hill’

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The Black population in Minnesota has increased by at least six times since the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) was founded in 1980.

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Help sought to tackle rising tuition, student debt

A 15-year trend of rising tuition for students attending public and private colleges throughout Minnesota has captured the attention of the House Higher Education Po

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More slaves today than at any other time in history

There are more slaves today than at any point in history. They labor in fields and factories, under brutal “owners” who threaten violence if they try to escape.

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