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Do female cops make all the difference?

Bridging gaps will require many tactics, including more psychological testing.

Teachers and staff of color matter big-time

If the system isn't equitable, if teachers and staff don't reflect the diversity of the student body, then little can be truly accomplished.


Turkey's Erdogan

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Rash Report: A march for science — and society
John Rash

The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.

Minnesota Department of Revenue faces budget cuts. Wise?
Lori Sturdevant

This is, after all, the department that brings in the funds for Minnesota.


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Edina is on a smart track to raise smoking age to 21

Don't play legislative games with state bonding bill
With focus on journalism, Hubbards have been major U supporters
Franken bill would help get Minnesotans the skills, education needed for jobs that need filling.

Do female cops make all the difference?

Teachers and staff of color matter big-time
Combating crime: Most hopeful reforms bloom at grass roots
Trump may be wising up on climate change

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Readers Write (April 24): Cancer research in Minnesota, abortion and politics, Bill O'Reilly's firing, feral cats

Readers Write (April 23): Minnesota's budget surplus, Steve Bannon and "The Fourth Turning," war and peace
Readers Write (April 22): Earth Day, suicide and '13 Reasons Why', distracted driving, the U journalism school, the hippie lifestyle
Readers Write (April 21): Bill O'Reilly firing, bias in journalism choices, changing the name of Lake Calhoun, naming U journalism school after Hubbards, H-1B visas

Trump administration's secrecy with visitor logs smacks of arrogance

Policy is drawing bipartisan criticism and more questions than answers.


Sack cartoon: Turkey's Erdogan


A boy, a smartphone and an undiscovered world

  CALLED “Come,” said the pencil to the boy, “and draw with me.” So the boy reached for the pencil, about to touch it to…


Rash Report: A march for science — and society

The United States could use a new "Sputnik moment" that rallies around scientists and other learned experts.


Prince didn't need to die; an opioid antidote was available in naloxone

Those at risk of overdose should be given training and access to this remedy, which is a simple nose spray.


Trump may be wising up on climate change

There are signs he's moving away from opposition to Paris agreement.


Combating crime: Most hopeful reforms bloom at grass roots

Prosecutorial discretion is helping stem the "mass incareration" scenario.