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Apr 18th


Hayden appointed Senate Majority Deputy Leader

Senate Majority Leader-designate Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) announced on Nov. 14th the appointment of State Senator Jeffrey Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) as Deputy Leader of the Senate Majority Caucus for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session. As Deputy Leader, Senator Hayden will work in cooperation with Majority Leader-designate Bakk and Assistant Majority Leader-designate Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove).

Progressives want Deal for All in budget negotiations

President Obama this week heard from progressive legislative leaders as part of his strategy to build consensus for tax reforms that will avert the looming budget crises. Following the meeting, Keith Ellison D-MN5, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said, "The American people voted for fairness last week. It's time for Congress to listen.

The last time I jumped off a cliff hitting the water felt like a punch below the belt

So I asked my client, "Have you ever jumped off a cliff?" Well I have. Actually it was the day before my wedding. I was at Rick's Cafe in Negril, Jamaica. Now I'm no expert but the one thing I can tell you about jumping off a cliff is that you can't guarantee how you're going to land. Feet first, head first, belly fl op, become paralyzed, just don't know and that's a scary feeling.

Family working to cope with loss after mother of five killed in crash; fund established for kids

Family working to cope with loss after mother of five killed in crash; fund established for kidsTyan Taylor-Douglas' life revolved around her kids.

New Miss Black Minnesota and Miss Black Teen Minnesota crowned

New Miss Black Minnesota and Miss Black Teen Minnesota crownedRed was the color of the evening for the Miss Black Minnesota USA Pageant.

Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson honored for efforts in raising awareness about labor protections for domestic workers

Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson honored for efforts in raising awareness about labor protections for domestic workersWashington, DC—Last week, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) hosted "Leading with Love," a special gala and awards dinner celebrating more than 10,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers who work as part of the NDWA every day, as well as the movement's special champions Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson.

Informer wins court battle

Informer wins court battleThe largest African-American newspaper in the District recently won the right to keep its designation to be considered for government contracts.
The Washington Informer Newspaper in Southeast announced a settlement with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer in maintaining its status with the District government as a newspaper of general circulation and a Certified Business Enterprise. Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes expressed her satisfaction with the settlement.

Rybak, U.S. Mayors request middle-class tax fairness

Rybak, U.S. Mayors request middle-class tax fairnessMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will join a series of meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill today with Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders to urge Congress to adopt a bipartisan, balanced approach to deficit reduction that avoids harmful sequestration cuts, promotes economic growth in America's metropolitan areas and preserves middle-class tax cuts.

Area nonprofit working to create home buying opportunities for those hurt by mortgage crisis

The mortgage and credit crunch has hit many Minnesotans especially hard, but one group is working to put people in homes, while at the same time restoring their credit.

Weather related claims and your homeowners’ insurance premiums: They ARE linked!

Many Minnesota homeowners have been surprised this year to see a significant premium increase when they open their homeowner's insurance statement.

2012 Youth Voter Fact Sheet: Turnout was 66% for youth who have any college experience, 35% for others

• Young people without college experience underrepresented
• Non-college youth voters more ethnically diverse than those with college
• 27% swayed by Obama's response to Sandy, vs. 10% of youth with college
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