Monday, 07 July 2014 14:52
Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet
Since beginning graduate school, blogger Erica Mauter has gotten more involved in the political process by volunteering for different campaigns, but now she's ready to take her civic engagement to the next level by becoming an election judge. We talked to Mauter about her reasons for making the decision, and what she expects.
Gary Schiff named President of the Council on Crime and Justice
Monday, 07 July 2014 14:49
Gary Schiff has been named as the President of the Council on Crime and Justice. As President, he will lead the staff and operations of the 57 year-old research, advocacy, and service organization based in downtown Minneapolis.
WASHINGTON, DC – After a major push from Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Rep. Keith Ellison, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced it has abandoned its original plan to move the Twin Cities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office and will instead restart the process and seek an alternative site that is accessible by public transportation.
Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Thursday, 03 July 2014 15:31
Freddie Allen, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a recent ceremony on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from the United States Senate and House of Representatives celebrated the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King with the Congressional Gold Medal.
PORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – Former San Francisco mayor and Democratic powerbroker Willie Brown received the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) prestigious Legacy Award last week for his distinguished public service.
African American DFL Caucus supports Minneapolis Civil Rights Department's current direction and leadership
Monday, 30 June 2014 03:23
The African American Caucus of the DFL
In light of the recent criticism directed at both the work and leadership of the Civil Rights Department, the African American Caucus of the DFL is expressing its support for the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.