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We owe our fellow workers a living wage

We owe our fellow workers a living wage

Apr. 18 | Several weeks ago I was granted the enormous privilege to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as the guest of Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum. My invitation to this hallmark event was accorded to me through no distinction...

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

The Washington mascot solution is simple: Change the name!

Nov. 14 | No U.S. professional team since 1963 has established new mascots or nicknames that use racial stereotypes. Yet the Washington pro football team, which played here last week, continues its offensive nickname and logo. Current team owner Dan Snyder,...

Washington mascot protest heats up in Minnesota

Washington mascot protest heats up in Minnesota

Nov. 13 | Activists say R-word and N-word equally offensive   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Advocates who consider the Washington professional football team nickname racist and offensive believe that change eventually will come, but not without constant...

Healthcare reform law now two years old — Supporters say Affordable Care  Act will narrow  health disparities

Healthcare reform law now two years old — Supporters say Affordable Care Act will narrow health disparities

Apr. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March celebrated its two-year anniversary since President Barack Obama signed it into law. Since it became law, its key provisions include insurance companies now being...

Marches honored legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marches honored legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 18 |   The traditional St. Paul MLK Day March began at 10 am in front of Central High School. Congressman Keith Ellison addressed the crowd of about 1,200 prior to the march. March leaders included Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Al Franken and...

Congressional officers get paid by double dipping

Congressional officers get paid by double dipping

Dec. 28 |     Big cable is at it again. Comcast — the only cable company in town — slyly announced on its December billing statements that beginning January 1, a $1.99 “convenience fee” will be charged to customers who pay in person. I was...