“Bridge inspector stands by Congressional testimony”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7693
by Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota
Two days after testifying before a Congressional committee investigating bridge safety, a state inspector defended his criticism of MnDOT officials and said he was speaking out on behalf of co-workers who cannot because they fear retaliation.
“Living in the Inner City, Going to School in the Suburbs”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6990
by Nissan Brown, KFAI
Nissan Brown is an African-American student, entering her junior year at Edina High School in the fall. As a 2007 Youth News Intern she is reporting on living in the inner while busing to a suburban school district as part of the Choice Is Yours program, which allows low income students to opt out of attending a Minneapolis Public School. She was born in Minneapolis.
“Prostitution: should it remain a crime?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7647
by Susan Budig, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
‘As a prostitute, I’ve been beaten, tortured and raped,’ says Sarah, who has since escaped the life of prostitution. ‘Whether legalized or not, would that make the impact any different?’ she wonders, contemplating the legal status of prostitution.
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
Readers, Writers and Books
“Healing the prisoners”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7615
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
A grandmother from Blaine at Abu Ghraib
“Chicana activist and poet speaks on diversity, identity”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7619
by Justin Horwath, Minnesota Daily
Cherrie Moraga spoke and answered questions about life as an author.
“Signaling for Rescue”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7624
by Ann Klefstad, MN Artists
Marianne Herrmann’s first book is assured and rewarding; it’s published by New Rivers Press and available at bookstores now.
NEW IN BLOGS
by Eleanor Arnason, Facts and Fictions
NEW IN VOICES
“The Sin City… whatever happened there … is honesty”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7673
by Ahmed Tharwat
I just visited Las Vegas for the first time. In all these years, the Sin City had never seduced me, in spite of its flashy façade screaming its invitation and its attractive moral slogan promising to keep everything I do a secret.