Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

Latinos are overwhelmingly Catholic, and the Catholic Church has made passage of the marriage amendment a top political priority. (08/27/2012)
The political season has kicked into high gear at the Minnesota State Fair, which offers candidates and advocates a chance to meet voters just 10 weeks before the November election. (08/24/2012)
An employee of a Catholic organization will be allowed to make an anonymous political donation to a cause the church opposes because being named could result in job loss. (08/17/2012)
The ad war over the marriage amendment begins at noon today. (08/16/2012)
Young immigrants in Minnesota hoping to apply for "Deferred Action" from the federal government to prevent deportation may get some legal help. (08/15/2012)
Lawmakers and state officials hope changes to Minnesota's Safe Haven law will prevent more newborn babies from being abandoned in unsafe conditions. (08/15/2012)
Mankato's city council on Monday evening went on record to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that defines marriage as between one woman and one man. The council joins 11 other Minnesota cities that have approved resolutions opposing the amendment. No cities have voted to endorse the amendment. (08/13/2012)
The Minnesota State Lottery had a record year. Sales totaled $520 million in the year that ended June 30, topping last year's record by $16 million. For the past five years, lottery sales have been climbing, even as sales of other forms of gambling have gone down. (08/03/2012)
The state's largest non-profit serving the Hmong community today announced its opposition to the voter identification and marriage amendment proposals on the November ballot. (07/30/2012)
Sunday marks 100 days until the November election. Both sides in the campaign over the marriage amendment are in high gear. (07/29/2012)
Marriage amendment supporters in Minnesota are counting on strong support from the African-American community come Election Day, when they hope to change the state constitution so that it blocks same-sex marriage. (07/25/2012)
Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment on marriage have widened their financial lead but supporters say they are confident the amendment will prevail anyway. (07/19/2012)
Groups on both sides of the debate over the marriage amendment in Minnesota have reported their early summer fundraising information to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board. (07/18/2012)
The City of Minneapolis led population growth in the Twin Cities seven-county metro region last year. (07/16/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finalized plans for the state's first-ever wolf hunting season this fall and winter. (07/12/2012)