Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

Political enthusiasm this year got voters down in the trenches in the suburban swing district of Eagan. (02/08/2012)
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, in Bloomington, promises to repeal President Barack Obama's signmature health care reform legislation, and launches a full-frontal attack on GOP front-runner Mitt Romney. (02/07/2012)
Minnesotans got their first look at who's trying to influence their vote this November on a constitutional ballot question defining marriage. (02/01/2012)
A non-profit that helped Minnesota's newest African immigrants is closing. (01/31/2012)
Rep. Michele Bachmann paid a surprise visit today to a group of pastors and state lawmakers working to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage. (01/27/2012)
Minnesota may step up its efforts against invasive Asian carp using Outdoor Heritage Funds, one of four legacy amendment funds. (01/26/2012)
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage. (01/23/2012)
St. Paul police and a victim's family members are asking for the public's help in solving the city's only unsolved homicide from last year. (01/19/2012)
The group that pushed Minnesota to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday as a statewide holiday finds itself in a difficult spot this year. (01/16/2012)
Xcel Energy's nearly four-year quest to add more capacity to its power grid in midtown Minneaplis took two steps forward Thursday. (01/12/2012)
About 2,300 Minnesota residents who received emergency medical assistance from a program of last resort have lost that coverage as of this week. The program paid for a variety of health care services including doctor visits, chemotherapy and dialysis. The reduction in services is an outcome of the budget deal that ended last summer's state government shutdown. (01/10/2012)
Early on, Susan Allen learned from her father that American Indian people could help change institutions by participating in them. (12/28/2011)
In the 16 years since Eileen Scallen called to say she was bringing a girlfriend home for a school reunion, her five brothers and sisters have become accustomed to having a gay sibling. What do those family ties mean now that there's a vote set on whether to ban gay marriage in the Minnesota Constitution? (12/23/2011)
Eileen Scallen worries that her siblings' loyalty to her may only go so far. She fears they won't understand her opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman. Listen as each of them talks about their position. (12/23/2011)
Organizers of Bike Walk Twin Cities say efforts to get Twin Cities residents out of their cars are paying off. (12/17/2011)