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First Lady celebrates first 100 days volunteering at Capital Area Food Bank

Washington, DC --First Lady Michelle Obama recently stopped by the Capital Area Food Bank – a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network –to help pack bags for the food bank’s Weekend Bag Program, a service that provides 1,000 children weekly with bags of food when they do not have access to school meals.

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Still too soon to judge a president, but Obama gets an A

In an era of instant spin, there is no wonder that people are grading President Obama on his performance in his first 100 days.
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Ellison named to CSIS commission

Ellison named to CSIS commissionWashington, D.C.  – US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) has been invited by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), one of the world’s foremost policy think tanks, to join the launch of an exclusive commission to develop recommendations for a long-term, strategic U.S. approach to global health.
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Mayor, City Council honor local environmental efforts with Third Sustainable Saint Paul Awards

SAINT PAUL – Celebrating Earth Day, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and the City Council presented the City’s third Sustainable Saint Paul Awards on Wednesday, created by the Mayor to honor outstanding achievements of individuals, businesses and organization that are protecting and restoring the environment in Saint Paul.
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McCollum commemorates Earth Day, applauds EPA ruling

Washington, DC –  US Rep.  Betty McCollum (MN-04) is commemorating Earth Day by urging Americans to work together to protect and preserve the planet.  She is also applauding the Obama Administration decision to clear the way for U.S. regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled on April 17th that carbon pollution is a danger to human health and welfare.
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MPR, Met Council reach accord on LRT mitigation

After more than three months of discussion, research and testing, Metropolitan Council Chairman Peter Bell and Minnesota Public Radio President Bill Kling announced today that the Met Council and MPR have entered into an agreement to mitigate the impact of light rail transit (LRT) on the MPR Broadcast Center on Cedar Street.
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Obama Administration announces new campaign to refocus national attention on the HIV crisis in the United States

WASHINGTON, DC - Every 9 ½ minutes another person in America becomes infected with HIV. Officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last week a new five-year national communication campaign, Act Against AIDS, which highlights this alarming statistic and aims to combat complacency about the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States.
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Michelle Obama wows Londoners

(NNPA) -  Stylish hair, clothes and shoes. Buffed arms and an unmistakable air of grace, beauty and poise. They’re all synonymous with first lady Michelle Obama who continues to wow crowds everywhere she goes - and her recent trip to the United Kingdom along with President Barack Obama has been no different.
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Al Flowers announces Minneapolis Mayoral run

Al Flowers announces Minneapolis Mayoral runAl Flowers, a longtime community advocate and owner of Best Reflections Daycare in Minneapolis, will formally announce his candidacy for Mayor of Minneapolis, on Thursday, April 9, at 11:00a.m., in Kenny Park, located at1328 West 58th Street, in Minneapolis.  The event is open to the public, with members of the media invited to attend.
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Driven to Drive Less in Minnesota

If people drive fewer miles, will policies from zoning to energy change to reflect a shift away from the culture of the car? The latest figures from the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) say miles driven in Minnesota in December 2008 were down 3.3 percent when compared with the year before.
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Sen. Pappas a champion for racial justice

The Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) presented findings last week from the 2008 Minnesota Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity evaluating the Governor and state legislature on key legislation effecting communities of color.
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