Wednesday, January 9
“State agency at odds with Pawlenty on immigration”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8863
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet
More stringent enforcement of immigration laws and harsher state action against undocumented immigrants were announced by Governor Tim Pawlenty on January 7. Just a few days earlier, the Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC) had called for comprehensive immigration reform and awareness of the contributions of immigrants to Minnesota. Rosa Tock, legislative director of the Chicano Latin Affairs Council, said that the state agency had not received prior notice of the governor’s announcement, nor had the governor commented on the CLAC statement.
“Super Duper Tuesday in Minnesota: How does it work?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8865
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
On Feb. 5, the Republican Party of Minnesota, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the Independence Party of Minnesota will all hold caucuses, and will join 23 other states whose political parties will hold either caucuses or primaries as well, a day that has been dubbed ‘Super Duper Tuesday.’
“As city grows, so does vision for the future”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8864
by Liz Riggs, The Bridge
Comprehensive plan for ‘sustainable’ Minneapolis up for public review
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
“CNO supports petition for environmental assessment of biomass project”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8851
by Eric Gustafson, Corcoran Neighborhood News
On January 2, the CNO Executive Board focused its meeting agenda on the proposed “Midtown Eco-Energy” biomass project, which would convert the existing, unused garbage incinerator at 2850 20th Ave S, in the adjacent East Phillips neighborhood, into a wood-burning heat and power facility. Citing reasonable outstanding concerns by Corcoran residents with regards to the project’s impact on air quality and public health, the CNO Board passed the following motion by unanimous vote: “The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization supports the petitioners of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Kandiyohi Development Partners in their request that an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) be completed for the Midtown Eco-Energy, LLC biomass project currently under permit review (Air Emission Permit No. 05301187-001) by the MPCA.”
“Change or perish, anti-AIDS activist tells Africans”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8847
Edwin Okong’o , Mshale Staff Writer
Africans must break their silence and stop treating sexual education as a forbidden subject, if they want to survive HIV/AIDS, an epidemic that is increasingly threatening to destroy the “beauty of Africa,” a renowned Zambian activist, Princess Kasune Zulu, said.
“History Center offers perfect exhibit to learn and celebrate 150 years of statehood”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8850
by Lee Egerstrom, Minnesota 2020
Make plans in 2008 to spend an afternoon – or better yet a day – at the MN150 exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. It is a visual and audio crib sheet of topics and people for anyone with a passing interest in Minnesota and what the state and its people have accomplished in 150 years of statehood.
NEW IN VOICES
“Talking about my generation”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8810
by Taylor Cisco, III
In order to be considered one of ‘us’ you’ve got to start behaving like one of ‘them.’ The revolution will not be televised, but the rights have already been optioned and I hear that the actress who used to date the musician who was married to the author but was secretly dating the actor who just came out of the closet and is now being linked to the former secretary of something or other is sort of, but not quite possibly linked to star or direct or produce or mention it in his and her and their next press junket.
NEW IN BLOGS
“River of messages”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8782
by Virginia Wright-Peterson, On Deployment Now
December 14, 2007 I am numb at the end of a week of relaying many, many emergency messages. It had been quiet around Thanksgiving. A week later, Julie and I are passing record numbers of messages for our time here.