Inside the Daily Planet, 10/9/07

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Seven Straight Nights: Vigil at the Governor’s Mansion by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor On Monday night, Oct. 8, a vigil will be held in front of the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul in support of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Minnesotans — except the participants are not LGBT. Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights is organizing heterosexuals throughout the country to “come out” in support of their LGBT friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers. The organizers are planning on tens of thousands of participants throughout the country in 30 cities including St. Paul and Duluth in Minnesota. Looking for answers By Staff, Session Daily Eight legislative subpoenas were handed out and ready for House Commerce and Labor Committee execution largely as a sign of frustration over problems surrounding the Wakota Bridge project. Declining Business after the I-35W Tragedy by Silke Rossman, KFAI Everybody knows about the victims of the I-35W bridge collapse but not a lot of people know about the more indirect victims like the businesses in the neighboring areas that have to document a decline in their sales volume because of the bridge collapse. Some businesses don’t attribute slow business solely to the incident, while others calculate internal spending closely, while appealing to the customers they have been able to keep. NEW IN VOICES Covering Minnesota kids needs to remain our focus by Matt Entenza, Minnesota 2020 With the showdown this week between conservatives and progressives over a proposal to reauthorize and expand the hugely popular and effective State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the health care debate has naturally shifted to Washington. With the recent Presidential veto, the debate has become even more critical. NEW IN BLOGS What is culture? By Burhan Hussein, New Minnesotans Speak
Seven Straight Nights: Vigil at the Governor’s Mansion by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor On Monday night, Oct. 8, a vigil will be held in front of the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul in support of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Minnesotans — except the participants are not LGBT. Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights is organizing heterosexuals throughout the country to “come out” in support of their LGBT friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers. The organizers are planning on tens of thousands of participants throughout the country in 30 cities including St. Paul and Duluth in Minnesota. Looking for answers By Staff, Session Daily Eight legislative subpoenas were handed out and ready for House Commerce and Labor Committee execution largely as a sign of frustration over problems surrounding the Wakota Bridge project. Declining Business after the I-35W Tragedy by Silke Rossman, KFAI Everybody knows about the victims of the I-35W bridge collapse but not a lot of people know about the more indirect victims like the businesses in the neighboring areas that have to document a decline in their sales volume because of the bridge collapse. Some businesses don’t attribute slow business solely to the incident, while others calculate internal spending closely, while appealing to the customers they have been able to keep. NEW IN VOICES Covering Minnesota kids needs to remain our focus by Matt Entenza, Minnesota 2020 With the showdown this week between conservatives and progressives over a proposal to reauthorize and expand the hugely popular and effective State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the health care debate has naturally shifted to Washington. With the recent Presidential veto, the debate has become even more critical. NEW IN BLOGS What is culture? By Burhan Hussein, New Minnesotans Speak