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Chicago City Council approves changes to police supervisor contracts allowing anonymous misconduct complaints 22.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago’s City Council approved changes to police supervisors’ contract that would allow anonymous misconduct allegations against high-ranking cops, a move long sought by police reform advocates and opposed by officers.
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George Floyd's Houston memorial reminds friends what they survived 9.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Before George Floyd, 46, died at the hands of Minneapolis police, he had managed to extricate himself from the Houston projects.

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What’s next for Denver police? Calls for reform of city’s police mount as protests continue 7.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
For four days, Denver police gassed or fired pepper balls and foam munitions at hundreds of protesters, and while some pelted officers with rocks and told them to die, many others struck by the weapons were peaceful in their calls for an end to police violence.
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After the death of George Floyd, where does Minneapolis — and the country — go from here? 7.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Unique in its Midwestern, progressive, post-industrial personality, Minneapolis is beginning to grapple with its racial injustices past and present.

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Pritzker, Preckwinkle turn to religious and community leaders in urging protesters to channel anger toward criminal justice reform, economic development 3.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
After four days of civil unrest, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday turned to religious and community leaders to urge protesters to channel anger over the death of George Floyd toward efforts for criminal justice reform and economic development in minority communities.
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I Just Watched My Minneapolis Neighborhood Burn. I’m Staying. 31.5.2020 Mother Jones
For the last four nights, protests and riots have ripped across Minneapolis in an explosion of pain and fury over the alleged murder of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of white former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. Early on Friday morning, people overran and torched the police department’s Third Precinct on Lake […]
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State housing help likely on the way as part of pandemic response 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Many Minnesotans out of work because of COVID-19 are starting to face their first rent and mortgage payments since the state’s stay-at-home order went into effect. Some are finding relief. Many are wondering what help they may get.
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Fun things to do while social distancing 21.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Here are some quarantine-friendly activities to make your downtime better.
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MN health, elder care operations curb visitors in COVID-19 response 12.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On Thursday, CentraCare, which operates eight hospitals and 11 senior housing facilities in central Minnesota, announced a ban on visitors to its facilities as it tries to protect its clients from the spread of coronavirus. Other Minnesota facilities also announced restrictions.
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In a city of mostly renters, St. Paul council considers changes to favor tenants 5.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The city council is considering an ordinance that would limit security deposits to one month’s rent and background checks related to rental, criminal and credit history.
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Q&A: Amy Klobuchar on the difference between talking a good game and getting things done 29.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Los Angeles Times editorial board talks with Amy Klobuchar about her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Capitol roundup: Voter ID, gun regulations, budget surplus 29.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It was another busy week at the Capitol. Here are some of the highlights — from voter ID to gun regulations.
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Minnesota House passes insulin, primary privacy bills 27.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday night to provide insulin to Minnesotans who are unable to afford it. They also passed a measure to protect the privacy of voters who participate in the state’s presidential primary.
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Labor and faith groups tie low wages to the housing crisis 27.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The campaign organizers argue that officials need to ensure that developers who build affordable housing are also compensating workers fairly.
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Report: Minnesota’s progress on housing is mixed 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The encouraging signs include a rise in home and apartment construction and a reduction in renter evictions. But homelessness rose last year and racial disparities in homeownership persist. The trends have been noted previously by other organizations.
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Across races, religions, coalitions organize for solidarity 25.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In more than 100 U.S. cities, people of faith are choosing to come together across historic racial and religious boundaries to address daily problems where they live. From Miami to Minnesota, they are mobilizing outside of weekly worship services to address issues like affordable housing, white nationalism and Islamophobia.
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Changes to the ‘public charge’ rule: 8 key questions, answered 25.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Starting this week, the federal government is expanding the scope of its “public charge” rule, a move that will make it tougher for some immigrants to access public aid. Here’s what you need to know.
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Friday a.m. update: A fix in sight for insulin prices? 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus a balmier forecast after some tree-cracking cold.
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House Democrats want to spend surplus on early childhood 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
House Democrats say some of Minnesota’s projected $1.3 billion in surplus money should go to early learning scholarships and child care providers.
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Senate panel approves emergency insulin bill 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Senate plan would provide access to insulin for Minnesotans who can’t afford it. The partially subsidized program would require drug manufacturers to provide insulin to income-eligible participants at no cost. But those patients would need to pay a $75 copay for a 30-day supply.
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