Daily Planet Headline: Urban League, ACORN launch anti-foreclosure program in Minneapolis

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TUESDAY, January 8

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“Urban League, ACORN launch anti-foreclosure program in Minneapolis”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8837
by Charles Hallman, Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder and TC Daily Planet
Minnesota ACORN and the Minneapolis Urban League have joined forces to address the Twin Cities’ growing foreclosure problem.

The two organizations, both well-known for working on local housing issues, opened the Sustainable Homeownership and Anti-Foreclosure Response Center (SHARC). During a January 5 press conference held at the Urban League’s North Minneapolis office, Minneapolis Urban League Housing Stability Program Director David Oguamanam said, ‘It make sense that we team up and put our resources together to tackle this issue.’

“Minneapolis, St. Paul teachers consider contracts”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8852
by staff, workday minnesota
With a state-imposed deadline only a week away, teachers in the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts are considering contract settlements.

“Dispute over auto emission limits heading for Minnesota”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8835
by Dan Haugen, Minnesota Monitor
Minnesota is not yet among a group of states suing the Bush administration for the right to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. But the state could soon become entangled in the conflict, as lobbyists and lawmakers here prepare to push the same set of rules that ignited the dispute.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Minnesota women advocates important nationally, says Calif. Congresswoman”: https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8846
by Julia N. Opoti, Mshale
Historically, Minnesota has been at the forefront of the women’s movement. With the endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Office of the President of US, the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus continues to support progressive women in office.

“Trader Joe’s grocery store may open in St. Paul”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8844
by Agatha Vaaler, KFAI
A public hearing was held at the Ramsey County Courthouse to discuss a rezoning proposal to make way for a Trader Joe’s grocery store in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood. St. Paul’s City Council postponed a key vote until Wednesday, Jan. 9th. The popular national grocery chain, known for off-beat marketing and select discount items wants to build a 14,000-square-foot store on the southeast corner of Lexington Parkway and Randolph Avenue just west of Interstate 35E. The popularity of its suburban sites has fostered concerns of heavy traffic in the area along with the uncertainty of what demolishing several homes would do to the neighborhood. The store needs at least five votes on the seven-member City Council for zoning approval that would allow the development in the largely residential neighborhood.

“An individual journey”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8848
by Anna Pratt, The Bridge
For Prospect Park artist Jila Nikpay photography-film is a means of connection

NEW IN VOICES

“Staring down the big test”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8849
by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020
Public education built Minnesota. We’ve grown and prospered, anchored by a collective commitment to schooling. Education is so deeply ingrained in us that we barely stop to consider the alternative.

NEW IN BLOGS
“Barack Obama and the end of ‘The American Dream'”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8830
by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero

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