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Public Safety Solutions in Saint Paul

The nuance is a shift from centering the responder to one that anchors on a specific challenge or impetus for a call and honors the value of specialized training.

  • 10/11/2021
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I Ran for Office and You Should Too

I am the child of a sharecropper’s son and a coal miner’s daughter. The mining industry and union struggle are

  • 09/23/2021
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Minneapolis Candidates: Views on Public Safety

Public safety is a key factor in the Minneapolis elections this November. Here is where the candidates stand.

  • 09/22/2021

Civic Buzz: The Charter Amendments

This fall’s Civic Buzz season will begin with a focus on two of the charter amendment proposals Minneapolis voters will

  • 09/07/2021
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Why School Board Races Are Contentious This Year

“The term Critical Race Theory is being used as a catch-all for people’s fears and anxieties. This has been happening forever. It is odd that it is working.”

  • 09/01/2021
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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
Catherine Squires

VIEW: Don’t Ask Stacey Abrams to Clean Up the Mess

Messages of “Black girl magic” are not pro-Black women. They are reflections of a culture that continues to see exceptional individualism as the solution, rather than part of the larger problem.

  • 01/12/2021

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (Gallery)

The story of women’s suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and

  • 10/22/2020
Aaisha Abdullahi

Mobilizing New Voters

I began having conversations with my peers, asking if they had plans to vote. Many responded, “no, it does not pertain to me” or “I do not have time.”

  • 09/22/2020
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Extremism vs. Democracy

“What people look like … is the visible cue to their caste. It is the historic flash card to the public of how they are to be treated, where they are expected to live, what kinds of positions they are expected to hold…”

  • 09/22/2020
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Changing the Demographic

Gated communities are created largely to keep certain people out. How is the monotone nature of many decision-makers impacting society?

  • 09/22/2020