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Youth’s story shows need for immigration reform

Youth’s story shows need for immigration reform

| Kathy Tomlin | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

At 2 years old, Helen was brought to the United States from Mexico as her family struggled to provide food for the table and hope for a better life. They were poor urban workers in Mexico, where there was a long line for day labor but no line for legal immigration to the United States. Like many people, Helen’s parents began a dangerous journey north, seeking a better life for their children.

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We can do better for Minnesota’s homeless youth

We can do better for Minnesota’s homeless youth

| Kathy Tomlin | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Imagine trying to graduate from high school, not knowing where your next meal will come from or where you’ll sleep at night.

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Coming out of the darkness of homelessness and poverty

Coming out of the darkness of homelessness and poverty

| Kathy Tomlin | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

January is an interesting month as we transition from considerable darkness into the light.

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Now what? Real work of governance begins after elections

Now what? Real work of governance begins after elections

| Kathy Tomlin | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whoever is in the driver’s seat needs to be able to work with the other people on the bus

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Stadium offers chance for workforce development

Stadium offers chance for workforce development

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Done right, constructing the Vikings’ new home could reduce the racial gap in employment that is growing in Minnesota

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The greater need: A dome for the Vikings or housing for homeless?

The greater need: A dome for the Vikings or housing for homeless?

| Kathy Tomlin | May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Talk of stadium shouldn’t mean legislators fumble the ball on housing

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Well-being of children dependent on well-being of their parents

Well-being of children dependent on well-being of their parents

| Kathy Tomlin | September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

In 2010 more than 300,000 children received free and reduced-price lunch

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Is there really ‘no longer enough for all’ in state and nation?

Is there really ‘no longer enough for all’ in state and nation?

| Kathy Tomlin | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Summertime in Minnesota is typically a time to push back a bit and enjoy the blessings of the sun. This summer, however, has been anything but typical. And I am not referring to the weather — more the atmosphere, the political climate that is weighing on all of us.

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Deep conversations about motivating experiences strike a more civil chord

Deep conversations about motivating experiences strike a more civil chord

| Kathy Tomlin | November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

The first night of the Twin’s baseball playoff found 80 souls gathered at St. John the Baptist Church in New Brighton to explore the issue of civility in civic discourse.

People came from some 20-plus parishes that night, and many ­others would have attended had we not held the event on Wednesday’s “parish education night.”

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