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Homelessness: Why some can't escape living on the street

By Ed Murphy March 18, 2015, 06:00 PM

Over 50 years, four key policies set the table for chronic housing issues.

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Opt-out vs. opt-in registration encourages voting

By March 18, 2015, 06:11 PM

Oregon’s system isn’t perfect, but at least it isn’t trying to make going to the polls more difficult.

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State budget surplus sounds too good to be true — and it is

By William C. Melton March 18, 2015, 06:00 PM

The numbers are distorted by how inflation gets factored in.

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Yes, we oppose buffer-strip bill, but we're surely not 'Big Ag'

By Kirby Hettver March 18, 2015, 06:00 PM

Family farmers care about state water quality. Dayton’s proposal, though, just doesn’t fit all.

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Enough already with special treatment for vets

By Dave Duffy, The Washington Post March 18, 2015, 11:31 AM

Going overboard and putting every solider on a pedestal hurts civilian-military relations

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Editorial counterpoint: MPCA legislation is common sense, not politics

By Dan Fabian March 09, 2015, 06:20 PM

It balances environmental protections and Minnesota taxpayers' interests by giving attention to the cost and impact of new regulations.

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Five steps to teacher excellence

By Steve Watson March 09, 2015, 06:20 PM

But, since this is a matter of “civil rights,” just make sure you can tolerate the trade-offs.

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Divorce without court: A helpful reform

By William Doherty and Bruce Peterson March 09, 2015, 06:20 PM

The current system assumes an adversarial posture. It needn't be that way.

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The Clinton e-mail controversy in context

By JOHN RASH, Star Tribune March 13, 2015, 06:00 PM

Governance, diplomacy, journalism and the public's right to know all require openness and transparency from public officials.

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America's sky police should be asked to stand down

By Adam Minter, Bloomberg News March 17, 2015, 11:54 AM

The Federal Air Marshal Service costs, by one estimate, $180 million per life saved. There are more efficient safety measures.

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