In 2011, following the release of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, Minnesota Compass published a statistical profile titled “Poverty in Saint Paul.” The data, which was alarming, showed that nearly one-quarter of all St. Paul residents lived below the federal poverty guidelines. And, of the more than 67,000 people living in poverty, approximately 25,000 were … [Read more...]
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A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change In the summer of 1967, President Johnson’s administration made a nationwide call for the formation of urban coalitions to produce solutions to unstable race relations in America. Known for its progressive policies, Minnesota gained international and … [Read more...]
Is the Trump Administration preparing for war in Syria and North Korea? By the time this column appears, the American naval task force, led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, will be in the Sea of Japan, on the Western side of Japan, yet within range of North Korea. We’ll know more about what the Trump Administration is up to and whether either side has upped the … [Read more...]
Boston is a “city of champions.” That appellation is not only about its dominance in sports; it’s about Boston being one of the country’s leading medical and academic hubs, too. Boston is known for achieving many firsts. Boston Latin, established in 1635, was the first public school. We hosted the first World Series—the Red Sox took on the Pirates—in 1903. The first organ … [Read more...]
The transportation proposal passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives is going to have a serious impact on thousands of Minnesotans who depend on transit every day. The House Transportation Omnibus Bill contains cuts to Metro Transit that will balloon its budget deficit from $74 million over the next two years to $140 million. At a time when the state has a $1.6 billion … [Read more...]