New Voices

New Voices: RFK Jr. and a vice presidential Hail Mary

His options for a running mate, or at least those he's shared with us, speak volumes to the nature of his agenda.
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New Voices: Aid-in-dying would worsen health care inequities

Minnesota's proposed legislation is dangerous for people with disabilities.

The truth about grit? Most birds don't need it

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New voices: There are consequences to sexual repression

Forcing someone to hide can lead to distress, fear and addiction.
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New Voices: The person is worth the pronoun effort

The argument that they/them is not grammatically correct doesn't stand up.
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New Voices: Access to LGBTQ+ history and education matters

We have always existed, and we deserve representation in school textbooks.
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New Voices: This Father's Day, I think of responsibility

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New Voices: Supportive housing is nearing crisis

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New Voices: It's time to normalize conversations about mental health in public safety

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New Voices: Proposed statewide paid family and medical leave would be a step forward

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March 5, 2023

New Voices: What should teachers do with ChatGPT?

We’re putting out the call for new commentary writers.
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Star Tribune Opinion's latest feature spotlights commentaries written by first-time contributors to our pages. These thinkers, readers and opinionated community members from across Minnesota have something to say and, we hope, inspire you to join the conversation, too.
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February 26, 2023

New Voices: Disabled services face dire danger

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February 5, 2023
The Hamline University campus.

New Voices: Hamline's Oracle shows us the crisis of student journalism

Twin Metals underground mine location: Aerial view of the area that would be mined by Twin Metals.
Special report Mining and the BWCA: Not this location
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The Star Tribune Editorial Board has taken the position that the Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near the BWCA should not proceed. That editorial and others leading up to it are collected here. Responses will be added as they are published.
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January 2, 2023
This May 10, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of fentanyl test strips in New York. Sales of fentanyl test strips have exploded as a growing number of o

New Voices: We can prevent fentanyl-related deaths

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December 15, 2022
“Minnesota is struggling to build enough places for people to live. For renters and homebuyers, this is rather bad news — it means that the cost o

New Voices: Housing restrictions are blocking Minnesota's potential

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August 26, 2022
Being in the foster system, and being queer, is a challenging experience, the writers explain,

New Voices: Being LGBTQ in foster care is to encounter discrimination, ambiguity

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July 10, 2022
Jenny Kuderer offers some reminders on being kind to yourself, and enjoying each moment you have.

New Voices: Note to self

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June 9, 2022
An abortion-rights demonstrator holds a sign outside the Supreme Court following a leaked draft opinion that the Supreme Court has potentially voted t

New Voices: On ethics, education and abortion

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May 4, 2022
“We need to rededicate ourselves to the American ideals, even if we do not always, as a nation, completely live up them,” writes Rick Olson.

New Voices: Let's rededicate ourselves to our American ideals

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April 27, 2022
“The continued extensive use of grass does come with a lot of unfortunate consequences,” Julian Fernandez-Petersen writes.

New Voices: Reconsider your lawn

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March 30, 2022
For those re-entering the community fromt he criminal justice system, fees work as barriers to so many opportunities.

New Voices: The piling-on effect of fees in criminal justice

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March 11, 2022
Refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine wait for buses to transport them to their next destination after crossing the border from Ukraine in

New Voices: A poem for Ukraine

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March 6, 2022
An astonishing 37% of Minnesota college students reported experiencing food insecurity in 2020.

New Voices: All Minnesota college campuses should be hunger-free

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February 7, 2022
A Transgender Pride flag lays on the ground during a celebration of the Twin Cities Pride Festival.

New Voices: Trans rights are under attack

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January 25, 2022
President Joe Biden smiles after signing the “Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act” into law during a ceremony in the South Court

New Voices: Finally, a step in the right direction for ALS

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