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Half Native, Half Asian: All Service to the People…An UpTake Profile: DANIEL YANG

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Daniel Yang is part of a new cohort of young leaders in the Native American community in South Minneapolis, a half-Native, half-Asian grassroots activist with a passion for public service and a special compassion for refugees. The experience of being lost, exiled and afraid is one his family knows well: Yang’s father was a Hmong refugee who, along with his Ojibwe mother, instilled a commitment to social justice and community service in his son. Continue Reading →

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2012 Homeless Memorial: Remembering Minnesotans Who Died on the Street

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Every year, a silent march and vigil is held to honor those who died while living on the streets of Minnesota. More than 250 names were read at the Simpson United Methodist Church in Minneapolis during the memorial’s 28th year in existence. Continue Reading →

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MN Temporarily Restores Some Medical Care For Non-Citizens

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Minnesota’s Governor signs legislation that restores some funding for some emergency, life-saving services for the sickest Minnesotans, regardless of their citizenship status. However, the law still restricts the program from helping undocumented immigrants pay for some life-saving care. Continue Reading →

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Vasectomies, Viagra And “War On Women”

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Saying she is sick of the “war on women”, Representative Phyllis Kahn proposes that reproductive health bills treat men and women equally. She proposes that men have counseling before a vasectomy because it might prevent a “live birth” and have a stress test to make sure viagra won’t cause them to have a heart attack. Continue Reading →

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