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  1. Telling the stories of Puerto Rican victims of MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | Star Tribune

    Ramona Gonzalez did not drown when Hurricane Maria drenched Puerto Rico. She did not die in the tempest, or from destruction wrought by the storm's 154 mph winds.

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  2. A 'tremendous' job in Puerto Rico?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Star Tribune

    Among the most troubling of the many untruths advanced by President Donald Trump is his repeated insistence that the federal government did a good - indeed, a "tremendous" - job responding to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. A recent study estimated that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the storm, and nearly a year later, residents are still struggling to cope with disruptions that affect nearly every facet of life.

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  3. Puerto Rican evacuees hunt for housing as vouchers expireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Star Tribune

    Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. The federal vouchers that pay for his hotel room near the Orlando airport expire at checkout time Friday.

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  4. FEMA says it didn't treat Puerto Ricans differentlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it didn't handle housing vouchers for displaced residents of Puerto Rico any differently from those of displaced Texas and Florida residents after last year's hurricanes. FEMA said in court papers filed Friday that it's unfair to compare the three responses to the hurricanes because the governors of the two states and the island made different requests for federal assistance.

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  5. Guthrie's diverse casting can't hide racist, sexist stereotypes of 'West Side Story'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Ana Isabelle , Marco Antonio Santiago and the cast of the Guthrie Theater's production of "West Side Story." Since the advent of Broadway's "Hamilton," multiracial diversity casting has gained traction in theaters across the country, including Minnesota's own Guthrie Theater.

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  6. With power still unreliable, Puerto Ricans go solarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | Star Tribune

    That leaves its 20,000 people once again in the dark, without light, fresh water or air conditioning - except for a handful of homes and businesses glowing in the night thanks to solar energy. The people of Adjuntas call those places "cucubanos," an indigenous Puerto Rican firefly.

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  7. Tesla, others help Puerto Ricans go solar amid power turmoilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Ten months after Hurricane Maria, Adjuntas still loses power any time a heavy rain or wind pounds the rickety power lines feeding this town high in the central mountains of Puerto Rico. That leaves its 20,000 people once again in the dark, without light, fresh water or air conditioning - except for a handful of homes and businesses glowing in the night thanks to solar energy.

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  8. Housing extended for 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacueesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A federal judge in Massachusetts has temporarily blocked the evictions of about 1,700 Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees from hotels across the country. Assistance vouchers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were set to expire at midnight Sunday when U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin granted a temporary restraining order.

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  9. Injunction sought to prevent Puerto Rican refugees' evictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A civil rights group is seeking a federal injunction to block the eviction of about 2,000 Puerto Rican hurricane refugees from Florida hotels as the assistance vouchers they received are set to expire. LatinoJustice PRLDEF filed a lawsuit late Saturday seeking relief for the Puerto Ricans, whose federal housing assistance vouchers expire at midnight.

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  10. Many in Puerto Rico still under tarps as storm threat loomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Star Tribune

    This June 18, 2018 photo shows an aerial view of the Amelia neighborhood in the municipality of Catano, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thousands of people across Puerto Rico are still living in damaged homes, protected by blue plastic tarps, nine months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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  11. Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Star Tribune

    In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.

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  12. 'Call me Chita': At age 85, stage legend Chita Rivera finally makes her Guthrie debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2018 | Star Tribune

    After her long stage career, Chita Rivera says one thing keeps her going: "life." She'll perform in Minnesota - for the first time, she thinks.

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  13. Revised death toll adds to shame of U.S. response to Puerto RicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A worker from the Cobra Energy Co., contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, installed power lines last month in the Barrio Martorel area of Yabucoa, a town where many residents continue without power in Puerto Rico. The natural disaster that befell Puerto Rico was bad enough.

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  14. 60-year-old C-130 that crashed in Georgia was on final tripRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Star Tribune

    An aging C-130 Hercules that rescued and resupplied U.S. citizens after last year's hurricanes crashed onto a highway in Georgia during what was supposed to be its final flight, killing all nine Puerto Ricans on board. After more than 60 years of government service, the huge plane was being flown into retirement in Arizona, reducing Puerto Rico's National Guard fleet to five similar planes, two of which need maintenance and aren't being used, Adjutant General Isabelo Rivera said.

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  15. US pols seek to sway arrivals from Puerto Rico before voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | Star Tribune

    A small street festival outside Miami features booths adorned with Puerto Rican flags. A band plays salsa music as vendors offer specialties from the Caribbean island such as rice with pork and chickpeas.

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  16. Readers Write: Early education, President Trump and evangelicalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios entered the field Tuesday holding a Puerto Rican flag before the first of two games the team played this week at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tuesday night, the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians baseball teams played under the lights in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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  17. Twins-Indians series in Puerto Rico is about more than baseball for manyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Twins pitcher Jose Berrios, a Puerto Rico native, shook hands with 7-year-old Lucas Suarez during a visit Monday by a group of Twins at the San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Along with Berrios, Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario is also from Puerto Rico.

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  18. Exodus from Puerto Rico grows as island struggles to rebound from Hurricane MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2018 | Star Tribune

    The founder of one of the oldest musical acts here, RodrA guez croons boleros and lyrical anthems that at times quicken the heart and at others create a daydreamy lull. Many of them are homages to his motherland, love songs to this Caribbean island.

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  19. Puerto Ricans still stranded in hotels 6 months after stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | Star Tribune

    From the lobby of a hotel on the outskirts of Boston, Jesenia Flores fills out an online job application, hoping to find work that will get her small family back to normal for the first time since Hurricane Maria flooded their home in Puerto Rico. The hotel along the interstate has been a refuge for her and other Puerto Rican families, but it's frustrating "to be cooped up here without knowing what will happen to us," the 19-year-old mother said as her 15-month-old son squirmed and cried in her lap.

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  20. LPGA rookie jumps at chance to ease Puerto Rico's recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | Star Tribune

    Emma Talley has never been to Puerto Rico and probably couldn't name any of winners in 10 years of the Puerto Rico Open. But she's aware of the plight of Puerto Ricans still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, and the LPGA Tour rookie jumped at the chance to help.

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