Public Affairs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) specified that co-pays for birth control would be free.

Title X is a federal grant program to provide people with free family planning and health care services.

Gender Justice held an event in Duluth last night to give folks a chance to share their stories about what these policies mean to them, and to learn how these services - and their funding - are being threatened.

Forever Home, June 14

Jun 14, 2018

Razor - Contented Critters
Razor is a male Chow-Lab mix. He has been with us since his owner died. He is a goofball. Loves all people, but doesn't feel the same about other dogs or rodents. He is playful and one of the staff favorites.

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Surprisingly, the opponents of earned sick and safe time  are not the ones you might expect.

Forever Home 6/7

Jun 7, 2018
Felisha, Mango Bob, Katiya, Harmony

Felisha

Felisha is a senior female terrrier who was dumped out of a car at Contented Critters. She is house and crate trained, friendly and likes attention. She does not see well, but gets around just fine. She is a super smart girl and looking for a human to love her. 

Mango Bob

Mango Bob five year old brown and white tabby looking for his forever home. He is a sweet boy and just needs to be shown he is loved. 

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Michele Beeksma recently gave a talk at the Duluth Depot titled, “Understanding Chippewa 1854 Treaty Rights in Northeast Minnesota, 1854 to the Present.” She discussed past events and individuals related to the 1854 Treaty and examined the legal and cultural viewpoints of how people are currently implementing their treaty rights.

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What if there was a way to identify which kids are most vulnerable to the siren songs of drugs and alcohol?

Forever Home 5/31

May 31, 2018
Contented Critters and Animal Allies

Cocoa Puffs

Cocoa Puff is a one year old Orange Mixed Breed Domestic Shorthair She came to Animal Allies Humane Society as a transfer from another shelter and is now looking for her new loving home! Cocoa is looking for a relaxed, one-cat home where she can establish her own spots to bask. She enjoys observing the surroundings, her people, and the birds outside!

Durante

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The gerrymander has been with us for literally, hundreds of years.

So what can slay the beast?  Legal scholars?  Political science?

Believe it or not: math.

Minnesota Senator John Marty says when you explain universal health care to people, they're in favor of it.

CHUM Rhubarb Festival 6/23

May 23, 2018
CHUM

The Rhubarb Festival is a fun and tasty family event in Duluth, MN. This event is free admission and will feature games, music, auctions, stage shows and plenty of food. All proceeds benefit CHUM. 

Date: June 23

Time: 9am-4pm

Location 11th Avenue E & London Road, Duluth, MN 55811

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When people reach the breaking point - that's when you'd think they'd turn to Healthy Expressions Rage Room in Duluth.

The historical record is written and maintained, in many cases, by people who wanted their story told - and told in a certain way.

So when Susan Bartlett Foote came across the diary of Engla Schey, with accounts and photographs of the conditions in mid-20th century Minnesota mental institutions, she knew these were forgotten - but vitally important - stories about forgotten people.

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You're in your car, headed to the store.

Your boss asks if they can see you for a moment and then asks you to close the door.

You hear a raised voice from outside.

Forever Home 5/17

May 17, 2018
Collage of Pets
Animal Allies and Contented Critters

Tom is an 11 year old Black Lab who was surrendered by his owner. But don't let his age fool you. He is very healthy, happy, and LOVES everyone. He needs a kind soul to give him a spot in their home and shower him with love for the time he has left. He is such a good boy.  Gizzie is a 3 year old calico Domestic Short Hair. She came to us from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home!

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