Headline: Burner opponents turn out for city council meeting


SATURDAY, March 22


Burner opponents turn out for city council meeting
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet
“Our air! Our health!” Purple and white pre-printed signs proclaimed opposition to the Midtown Eco-Energy burner proposal at the March 21 City Council meeting. About 40 people filled the chamber, waiting for what they hoped was the last act in the drama.

Security officer campaign escalates; 17 arrested in act of civil disobedience
by Steve Share, Workday Minnesota
Security officers and community allies filled the lobby of U.S. Bancorp Center in downtown Minneapolis late Thursday afternoon to support a fair contract and 17 were arrested in an act of civil disobedience.

Demond Reed’s death shows need for Black court advocates for abused children
by Michelle K. Johnson, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Volunteering as a guardian ad litem can help children in county child protection cases


Preparing for the worst
by Craig Green, Session Weekly
Disasters happen. There are fires, floods, tornadoes. Trucks can overturn and burst into flames in the middle of rush hour.

Courage to give life
by Jeff McMillan, Insight News
It took two years, thousands of miles of travel and an alignment of stars, but local musical powerhouse Wain McFarlane finally got what he was waiting for: a kidney.

Jack Pine Community Center shutting down
by Tom Elko, Minnesota Monitor
Twin Cities radicals and activists will lose one of their most beloved meeting grounds when the Jack Pine Community Center closes its doors this week. Citing a lack of “sufficient energy to make the Jack Pine financially feasible,” the group has decided against renewing the lease to its East Lake Street location.

Kenyan Constitution like ‘spoilt milk,’ says Kiai
Julia N. Opoti, Mshale
Maina Kiai, the chairman of Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, said Saturday that hoped President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, who recently signed agreement to share power, would focus on replacing a constitution he said expired years ago.


Understanding the housing market
by Rufino Magno, TC Daily Planet
A house I owned was foreclosed in 1996. I blamed the real estate market cycle, I blamed supply and demand, and I blamed the lenders. It took a while for me to realize that I was also to blame for the loss.