Policy/Politics

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“The Holly”: Community-based Development As a Solution to Violence (part 2)

This is part 2 of our conversation on the roots and solutions to gang violence, based on “The Holly,” a book about Denver issues similar to what we are seeing in the Twin Cities.

  • 07/29/2021
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“The Holly”: A Story of Gang Violence and Solutions (part 1)

“For many elders, watching Black neighborhoods go to war with one another was devastating. Some saw it as a grotesque outgrowth of generations of trauma, this time fueled by tribalism, PTSD, and self-hatred.”

  • 07/28/2021
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Op-Ed: Legislature failed to enact key racial equity measure

Minnesota’s policymakers had an opportunity during this legislative session to take action to gain a portion of that $6.6 billion of annual GDP, and they failed. Instead, efforts to close racial equity gaps fell victim to polarized and antiquated views of economic growth and competitiveness.

  • 07/23/2021
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Who can build consensus toward public safety?

Minneapolis will not succeed until every citizen and visitor can trust that they are protected by those who are here to serve us. If Minneapolis fails, so will the entire State of Minnesota.

  • 07/22/2021
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Then and Now: Environmental Activists

Over the years, Minnesota Women’s Press has talked to many environmental advocates. A lot has changed since our first conversations with them — and a lot remains the same. From the perspective of a climate activist, how are we doing?

  • 07/22/2021
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Legislative Update: MMIR Office Established

As loyal Minnesota Women’s Press readers are aware, we have been actively covering the stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR). We included our first Transforming Justice alert in June encouraging readers to engage with the issue of legislative budget for an MMIR office to be established.

  • 07/09/2021
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VIEW: Apathy or Action?

In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was intended for mainly white men.

  • 07/06/2021
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Update from Minnesota House of Representatives

A report from House of Representatives DFL on its accomplishments this season.

  • 07/01/2021
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Town Hall: Antitrust and Boosting Local Economies

We conclude our two-month Ecolution exploration of the ways that Minnesotans are collaborating, instead of competing, in order to create healthier community ecosystems with this bit of history and contemporary thought about monopolies.

  • 06/15/2021
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Reader Exercise: How Would You Fund Public Safety?

As Minneapolis in particular faces greater scrutiny about public safety leading up to the 2021 city elections, we are exploring the data about crime and potential solutions for prevention.

  • 06/14/2021
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Will Minnesota Measure Racism?

The value of comprehensive data collection

  • 06/08/2021
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The Status of Justice Reform in Minnesota

Minnesota Women’s Press is building collaborative media partnerships to lift up the progress reports and solutions related to justice reform.

  • 05/29/2021