Today in the Daily Planet, 7/18/07



“Who is Transforming Minnesota’s Health Care?”:
By Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
Pawlenty appoints health care task force, most of whom support a market-driven fix for health care system.

“Time for upgrades in Columbia Heights?”:
By Gail Olson, The Northeaster
Community center, police station, liquor stores, business and housing building planned.

“Even better than beer: APCC to build on the East Side”:
By Martha Vickery, Special to the TC Daily Planet
APCC holds first meeting about its new St. Paul East Side location.


“Iran Close Up”:
By Heather Wang, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Slide show of images from Iran in May 2007.

“Iran and America: Conflict, Context & Connections – A Public Insight Forum – Thursday, July 19th – 6:30-8:30 PM”:
Minnesota Public Radio is collaborating with the Twin Cities Daily Planet and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library to gather members of the Iranian community in Minnesota to share their insights about what’s going on in their country, and how they view the growing tension between the US and Iran.

“Making single-payer health care happen in Minnesota”:
By Dennis Geisinger, Pulse of the Twin Cities
A bare-bones single-payer system in Minnesota would have the state pay licensed health care providers (with monies collected according to ability to pay) on a fee-for-service basis.

“Community School of Excellence’s first open house”:
By Zuag Kimberly Chang, Hmong Today
From uniforms to academics and culture, open house answers questions of students and parents.