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Walz needs GOP help to deliver on agenda for rural Minnesota 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Tim Walz's first budget contains lots of things that leaders from outside the Twin Cities area have been seeking -- more money for schools, local governments, highways and rural broadband to name just a few.
White House plan to stop HIV faces a tough road in Oklahoma 19.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Trump's plan includes a focus on fighting HIV in the rural Midwest and South. But there are doubts in Oklahoma, where the state's uninsured rate and stigmatization of HIV are high.
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Spotlight on mental health policy 19.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As a part of Call to Mind we are having a discussion about why people who need mental health care are unable to access it, and why funding challenges persist.
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Ai Weiwei’s segment was cut from ‘Berlin, I Love You’ to appease China, artist and producers say 18.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s contribution to the film anthology “Berlin, I Love You” was cut from the final version released in the U.S. earlier this month. The artist and two producers say it’s because his participation was seen as a liability for securing future funding and access to...

No One Knows How Many Indigenous Women Are Missing or Murdered 18.2.2019
The findings of a new study on missing and murdered urban Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people are terrifying.

The post No One Knows How Many Indigenous Women Are Missing or Murdered appeared first on Truthout.

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News Daily: Facebook report, Huawei risks and veteran Labour MP's death 18.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Your morning briefing for 18 February 2019.
Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' - UK MPs 18.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
The UK government publishes its report into fake news with some strong criticism of Facebook.
Capitol Police Slammed for Physical Attacks on Reporters 16.2.2019
Capitol Police have grown increasingly aggressive toward the press recently.

The post Capitol Police Slammed for Physical Attacks on Reporters appeared first on Truthout.

ChangeMakers: Melvin Carter, first black mayor of St. Paul 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is a fourth-generation St. Paulite and the first black mayor of St. Paul. Before he was elected mayor in 2018, he served in former Gov. Mark Dayton's administration and on St. Paul City Council.
Who is Michael Sanchez? Low-level Hollywood manager is a pivotal figure in Bezos-Pecker storm 14.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For years, Michael Sanchez operated on the periphery of Hollywood. The small-time talent manager’s clients included a clutch of Trump associates, a cable news personality and a judge on the reality TV show “So You Think You Can Dance,” with whom he would later wage a bitter legal fight.

But within...

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A year after the Parkland massacre, two fathers are divided on guns but united by pain 13.2.2019 LA Times: Nation

Andrew Pollack had just settled into a folding chair in a palm-shaded campground when gunfire rang out from a nearby target range. He did not flinch.

It had been nearly a year since his 18-year-old daughter, Meadow, was shot to death with 16 other people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

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Today: The Wall Free-for-All 12.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Scenes from the border wall fight: A MAGA rally. Beto-mania. And a potential deal in Washington, albeit without money for the wall.


The Wall Free-for-All

In the battle for President Trump’s much-desired wall on the border with Mexico, Monday night provided a rare triple-split-screen...

Essential California: Big news by the beach 12.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, Feb. 12, and here’s what’s happening across California:


In a major victory for coastal advocates, a Santa Barbara judge refused to approve a deal that would have allowed access to Hollister Ranch’s coastline...

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Gavin Newsom has been more antagonistic to Trump than Jerry Brown was. And he's just getting started 12.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Gavin Newsom’s decision to reassign National Guard troops from the Mexico border is likely just the beginning of a more aggressive stance by California and its new activist governor against President Trump's policies.

In his first month in office, Newsom has taken a more antagonistic approach to...

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What it will take for Trump to end AIDS 'beyond' America 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The president's State of the Union address made a bold pledge. But his 2019 budget proposal calls for massive cuts to foreign assistance programs that address AIDS.
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Cory Gardner shepherds massive public lands bill toward vote, but Michael Bennet wants more for Colorado 11.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote early next week on a package of more than 100 public lands and water bills. Colorado's senators and national conservation groups expect it to pass.
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How to demand a medical breakthrough: lessons from the AIDS fight 9.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
When the AIDS crisis started in the 1980s, the official response was tepid. Then activists channeled their anger into into one of the most effective protest movements in recent history.
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Ohio city makes Election Day a paid holiday -- by swapping out Columbus Day 9.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Officials have been "thinking a lot about voter access and democracy," says City Manager Eric Wobser, "and so we thought it was a really natural switch."
Australia parliament hit by cyber-hack attempt 8.2.2019 BBC: World
Politicians' passwords have all been reset, but officials say it appears no information was stolen.
California needs a public ombudsman 7.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For 50 years, California law has required government agencies to make most records available to the public upon request, in keeping with the notion that the state must be accountable.

As the California Supreme Court ruled in 1986, “In order to verify accountability, individuals must have access...

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