DEEP DIVE: Why the Housing First Model Works Nationwide (documentary insights)

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The documentary film “Beyond the Bridge: A Solution to Homelessness” is deep, moving, and ultimately uplifting.

Deep Dive: “Let’s Talk About Black Women and Mental Health”

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"Unless we start to imagine what we want, we will continue to live out the nightmare that someone else imagined for us. I think of all the brilliance in this room, and all the brilliance next to me, and the way that folks are reimagining what could be.”

Commentary: Why Minnesota Women STILL Do Not Have Equal Rights

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For the second year in a row, equal rights in Minnesota was pushed off by legislators until the final day of session — and did not get a final vote.

Suicide Has Become an Epidemic in Rural Minnesota — How Can We Prevent Further Loss?

"I’ve heard more people telling me somebody they knew died from suicide in the last six months than I ever have in my whole life put together."

UPDATED 2-21: Minnesota Women Central in Discussions About Ukraine

"One of the things I particularly want to stress is that these wars are fought mostly by men. Peace processes are made by mostly men at the table. And they're mostly very unsuccessful. ... These deals [do not] hold if you don't have everyone at the table. And they don't hold for sure if you don't have women in the process."

Deep Dive: Public Testimony About Dying With Dignity Legislation

The End-of-Life Options Act, which would make it legal for terminally ill, mentally capable adults to be prescribed and take a medication to end their life, is poised for another attempt to pass in Minnesota this year. A five-hour pre-legislative session committee meeting was held January 25, with 75 people giving testimony for or against the measure.

The State of Minnesota Housing in 2024

“The only way to close those disparities is to be as intentional as we were in creating them.”

ECOLUTION: The Science of Agriculture That Impacts Water and Soil Health

“The state’s waters are connected in ways scientists are just beginning to understand."

Deep Dive: Filling Gaps in Public Safety 

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The most prevalent issues in community safety include domestic violence, as well as lack of options for treating mental health crises and addictions. This is a deep look at how Minnesota families and neighborhoods are impacted by these often-overlooked issues of public safety, and how Minnesotans can address these issues in a more comprehensive way than what policing is able to handle due to lack of personnel, attention, or training.

Deep Dive: Teaching Multicultural History Passes Into Law — With Similar Opposition from a Few Decades Ago

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Deep reporting of the wide perspectives of Minnesota legislators in discussing the ethnic studies bill proposed for an impending vote.

Deep Dive: Let’s Talk About Public Safety

Changemakers Alliance is the Minnesota Women’s Press extension that creates deep dive stories, partly by hosting and sharing public conversations about core topics that impact people statewide.

Deep Dive: Why Doesn’t Minnesota Have a Survivors Justice Act?

"My purpose was to unpack the secret, because there were other women surrounding me while I was incarcerated who were dealing with the same issue."