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‘I’m so thankful’: Dept. of Corrections halts effort to reincarcerate 18 people on COVID-19 release

Throughout the pandemic, the DOC granted 158 inmates conditional medical release because of health issues that put them at risk of contracting COVID-19. Late last month, as first reported in the Reformer, the agency notified 18 of them that they would need to return to prison to serve out the rest of their sentence.

  • 08/25/2022
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American Bride

I decided that the print would be a self-portrait exploring my relationship with my identity as an American.

  • 12/28/2021
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Bringing Vaccines to Reluctant Communities

“We come from that place of compassion. As long as they come to the table, we will have the conversation about what they need to know about the vaccine.”

  • 11/30/2021
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VIEW: Caring for Our Essential Infrastructure

Will we support bills that value these workers with adequate training, fair wages, and benefits to show them how essential they really are?

  • 08/12/2021
Catherine Squires

VIEW: Time to Mourn, Time for Care

New Zealand’s Treasury has developed the Living Standards Framework (LSF) to create an index of wellbeing to gauge whether government policies support a society where “people can live lives they have reason to value.”

  • 08/02/2021
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Emerging from a Pandemic Economy

“This past year, [small businesses] all lost so much, how can we justify Amazon coming out so far ahead?”

  • 06/25/2021
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Building a Better Twin Cities

“We have learned how to make lemonade out of lemons.”

  • 05/25/2021
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Finding Shelter in Encampment

“‘Here is a tent. Here is an air bed. Here is dinner.’ All things I desperately needed at the time.”

  • 05/25/2021
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A Global Conversation on Public Health and Pandemic Response

We have the tools — raw materials, surveillance, science, communication — to do better. “It is about political will” to make this a priority, so we don’t forget, like we did the lessons of the 1918 pandemic.

  • 04/07/2021
Andrea Duarte-Alonso

VIEW: Vaccines and Small Towns Like Mine

It is unbelievable that almost a year ago the community of Worthington, where I live, became a coronavirus hotspot. I remember counting down the days until it hit my family.

  • 03/15/2021
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Letters From an American: Voting, Vaccines, Income Loss

Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor, writes a popular daily email on Substack that provide context around political news. She wrote about these topics in the last week:

  • 03/08/2021
Alexis Yeboah

VIEW: Why We Need Public Health Education

The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare and education system in the world, but is terrible at keeping people healthy and educated.

  • 02/16/2021