Today in the Daily Planet, 12/1/07



“Unions and allies: State’s budget woes show failure of Pawlenty’s ‘No New Taxes’”:
by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review
A projected $373 million budget deficit announced today by the State of Minnesota illustrates the continuing failure of Governor Tim Pawlenty’s ‘no new taxes’ ideology, charged union leaders and progressive policy analysts.

“Review of St. Paul contracting procedures, inclusiveness”:
by Anna Pratt, TC Daily Planet
Audit/performance review of St. Paul contracting procedures regarding inclusion of minorities, females and others sets stage for changes

“A convert to the cult of Frida”:
by Lorena Duarte, MN Artists
Poet Lorena Duarte offers a personal and historic glimpse into the forces which turned Frida Kahlo, the artist, into Frida, the social and cultural icon she has become.


“The Rape of Nanking “:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
Did the Minnesota Historical Society decline to host the local premiere of an important new film about the Rape of Nanking because MHS was concerned about offending Japanese-Americans?

“Plans in place to enliven West Broadway”:
by Vickie Evans-Nash, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
More community involvement key to revitalization of corridor

“U looks to add on to alert technologies”:
by Ahnalese Rushmann, Minnesota Daily
The “U” already uses e-mails, text messages and radio-type systems for notifications in buildings.


“Budget forecast shows Minnesota’s economy on a slippery slope”:
by Lee Egerstrom, Minnesota 2020
The November budget forecast released today (Friday) shows Minnesota’s economy is weak, is growing weaker and is threatened by external economic forces that could throw the state into a painful recession.


“WaPo fuels Obama/Muslim rumors”:
by Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth