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Corporate tax inversions: unpatriotic?

Corporate tax inversions: unpatriotic?

Sep. 19 | Some argue taxpayer-funded benefits  without investment   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer Walgreens, Burger King and Medtronic all have made headlines recently — the kind of headlines that created public relations nightmares for the companies....

Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Police violence against Blacks incites unrest nationwide

Aug. 23 | It has happened here. Could it happen again?  Police won’t say. News Analysis By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last year, long before most people had heard of Ferguson, Missouri, the United States Supreme Court struck down a key provision...

Reducing chemical emissions can benefit businesses in many ways

Reducing chemical emissions can benefit businesses in many ways

Jul. 31 | Matching grants are available to greatly reduce costs   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Last week we introduced MSR readers to environmental disparities affecting communities of color and how the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)...

Anti-poverty action plan drafted for Minnesota

Anti-poverty action plan drafted for Minnesota

Jul. 30 | Like-minded groups pool their efforts to advance economic mobility    By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Nancy MaekerPhoto courtesy of A Minnesota Without Poverty The anti-poverty group A Minnesota Without Poverty joined with the...

Removing toxic chemicals from the environment requires new emission limits

Removing toxic chemicals from the environment requires new emission limits

Jul. 28 |               The costs for small businesses to comply could be ‘enormous’   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Many people are talking lately about the numerous disparities in Minnesota between the White...

One desegregation lawsuit not enough

One desegregation lawsuit not enough

Jul. 28 | Minnesota’s about to be sued again for school segregation   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In about 1995, Minneapolis attorney Daniel Shulman was lead counsel in the landmark Minnesota class action court case Minneapolis Branch of...

Special Integration District school resists takeover attempt

Special Integration District school resists takeover attempt

Jul. 21 | Goal of ‘mitigating racial isolation’ in East Metro threatened by ‘school grab’   By Isaac Peterson Contributiong Writer   First of a two-part story   Parents and students in the United States scored a major victory 60 years ago in...

State Services for the Blind reaches out to people of color

State Services for the Blind reaches out to people of color

Jul. 14 | Local, national organizations help the vision-impaired maintain a rich life   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Over many years, studies have shown African Americans to be more prone to diabetes than Caucasians and to have a higher incidence...

State senator gets serious about ending poverty in Minnesota

State senator gets serious about ending poverty in Minnesota

Jul. 10 | Sen. Marty to introduce an anti-poverty ‘Worker Dignity Bill’ in upcoming session   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Poverty in Minnesota has been the subject of much talk and some action. From 2008’s “Commission on Ending Poverty...

United Nations treaty can help fight racial disparities in Minnesota

United Nations treaty can help fight racial disparities in Minnesota

Jun. 27 | Local advocates join delegation to Geneva  to encourage treaty enforcement   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   In the mid-1960s, the U.N. proposed a treaty — the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...