NEW PLATEAUS The Boiling Point of Aaron Swartz's Suicide
The more I read about Aaron Swartz, the more he seemed like a hero from an Ayn Rand novel. Unfortunately, accompanying his Randian hero-like intelligence, moral IQ, and frustration that the rest of th... Posted on 1/15/13 at 9:00 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER A few answers to fiscal cliff questions
The fiscal cliff is getting more and more attention with a Dec. 31 federal government deadline looming, but Americans seem to have a lot of questions:
Just what is the fiscal cliff?
The simple answe... Posted on 11/19/12 at 4:47 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Approachably Abrasive
Have you been to a protest lately? Tea Party? Occupy? Vietnam?
We've all heard how protests are handled in China. Throughout my time there, I had heard from the locals and expats bits and pieces ab... Posted on 4/28/12 at 9:20 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Getting more people to your blog from your website
As I meet with people to sing the praises of areavoices, I've heard, "Oh, we don't need a blog. We have a great website." I usually say something along the lines of "Why not have both?" Experienced bl... Posted on 2/14/11 at 2:04 PM
Many Minnesotans may be perfectly happy to see sex offenders tossed behind bars, with jailers throwing away the keys.
However, a federal judge says the system Minnesota uses is so close to the throw-away-the-key philosophy that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Grassroots government needs a little tending Tuesday. It’s township election time.
Eighteen of the 20 townships in Douglas County will hold elections and annual meetings on Tuesday, March 12. Brandon and Miltona townships hold their elections in the fall but will still have meetings.
Newly elected conservative Republican Minnesota legislative majorities and a new liberal governor took office two years ago, setting the stage for rocky state budget negotiations that ended in a state government shutdown.
Don Davis and Danielle Killey, Forum Communications
, January 04, 2013
This year started with Minnesota political leaders emphasizing the need to create jobs, but the state’s deficit problem sidetracked much of that talk. Now, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers appear to be moving back to that discussion.
The Minnesota Legislature’s cuts to cities are coming home to roost.
At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council amended its 2011 budget to make up for $673,695 in reduced Local Government Aid (LGA) and the elimination of the market value homestead credit (MVHC).
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will resume most child care payments as well as grants that fund a number of critical human services, following an order by Ramsey County District Court yesterday.
Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. (RMCEP) is a private, non-profit company that contracts with the state government to provide employment and training programs to unemployed and underemployed adults and youth.
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