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Feehan, Hagedorn debate Trump, tariffs and farming 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An MPR News debate between the two candidates for the 1st Congressional District got heated - and they didn't agree on much.
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Feehan vs. Hagedorn: Minnesota 1st congressional district voter guide 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With Tim Walz vacating his office to run for governor, Dan Feehan and Jim Hagedorn are vying to replace him to represent Minnesota's 1st District seat in Congress representing the much of the state's southern regions.
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Building Power Among Farmworkers 10.10.2018 Truthout.com
Terrorism laws are regularly invoked to criminalize Indigenous opposition to extractive projects on their land.

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GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1 in 10 Georgia Voters: I’ve Got the Names 8.10.2018 Truthout.com
Stacey Abrams’ GOP opponent used his power as Secretary of State to purge 1 in 10 Georgia voters. Here's his hit list.

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It’s Your Postal Service. Don’t Let Trump and Congress Sell It Off. 8.10.2018 Truthout.com
Take it from a postal worker: If the US sells its public mail service, consumers will lose big time.

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Violence Against Women Act at Risk of Lapsing 7.10.2018 Truthout.com
The landmark federal legislation received only a short-term reauthorization from Congress last month.

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Energy Conservation Jobs Come to Coal Country 7.10.2018 Truthout.com
A Kentucky program trains former coal miners in energy efficiency -- and rallies distressed communities.

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Jury Finds Chicago Cop Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Shooting of Black Teen 6.10.2018 Truthout.com
The guilty verdict is a major victory for the movement to hold police accountable for their crimes.

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Election Landslide Raises Hopes for Mexican Labor 6.10.2018 Truthout.com
The independent Mexican labor movement has an opportunity to fight for reforms and challenge pro-employer unions.

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Major conservation program at risk in farm bill draft 4.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Congress' current versions of the new farm bill would slash funding for a conservation program comprising over 70 million acres.
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Colorado Voters Will Weigh in on Drilling Distances From Homes and Schools 29.9.2018 Truthout.com
The ballot initiative would enhance the rights of Coloradans who live near oil and gas drilling.

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Contaminated beef may have come to Minnesota 27.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cargill-produced beef linked to an outbreak of E. coli cases may have come to Minnesota, but so far there have been no illnesses reported in the state.
Early Evidence Shows a “Trump Effect” on Bullying in Schools 26.9.2018 Truthout.com
In Virginia, a study shows that a community's preference for Trump is associated with higher rates of bullying.

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How Some Iowans Are Stopping Hog Farms From Polluting Their Community 25.9.2018 Truthout.com
More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations.

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Heightened Policing Keeps Farmworkers Vulnerable in the Wake of Florence 20.9.2018 Truthout.com
The military may be solace to some after a disaster, but for workers from other countries it's not a welcome sight.

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An Immigrant Woman Takes Charge of the United Farm Workers 19.9.2018 American Prospect
Women make up almost one-third of all agricultural laborers, but the presidents and most top leaders of the United Farm Workers have invariably been men. Dolores Huerta, the union's fiery co-founder, faced down growers and negotiated many of the union's contracts. She became secretary-treasurer, but not president. Does it make a difference? The UFW has chosen a new president, Teresa Romero, who says it does. Although she’s never worked in the fields, she believes her gender gives her a close connection to the lives of the women who do.   After her election by the union's executive board on August 28 (the next convention in 2020 will make a permanent choice), Romero’s first field visit was to lettuce and broccoli harvesters working in Salinas for the D'Arrigo Brothers Company. "In some crews a majority of the workers are women," she says. "There was a time when they didn't hire women for some jobs. I don't know what the reason was, but whatever it was, it was wrong.   "Women can do everything, and we want ...
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Minnesota cities to Congress: Let us help the bees 19.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The House version of the farm bill being debated in Congress would bar cities from placing stricter regulations on pesticides.
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Stearns County to release Wetterling file Sept. 20 14.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's been almost three decades since 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted along a rural road in St. Joseph, Minn., and more than two years since Danny Heinrich led authorities to the place where he buried Wetterling on a Paynesville farm.
Hundreds of State Lawmakers Want a NAFTA Without Corporate Tribunals 13.9.2018 Truthout.com
State lawmakers across the political spectrum support eliminating special rights for foreign corporations.

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Minn. farmers are headed to D.C. to talk to officials. Here's what's on their minds 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Members of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and Minnesota Farmers Union are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with elected officials and members of the Trump administration about issues ranging from trade to environmental regulations.
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