Today in the Daily Planet, 12/1/07

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HEADLINES

“Unions and allies: State’s budget woes show failure of Pawlenty’s ‘No New Taxes’”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8261
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”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8257
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”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8239
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.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“The Rape of Nanking “:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8207
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”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8220
by Vickie Evans-Nash, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
More community involvement key to revitalization of corridor

“U looks to add on to alert technologies”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8192
by Ahnalese Rushmann, Minnesota Daily
The “U” already uses e-mails, text messages and radio-type systems for notifications in buildings.

NEW IN VOICES

“Budget forecast shows Minnesota’s economy on a slippery slope”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8260
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.

NEW IN BLOGS

“WaPo fuels Obama/Muslim rumors”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8267
by Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth

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