Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

Proponents of the amendment and those who oppose it have a long ground war ahead of them as they try to convince voters that an amendment would either help or hurt families. (11/04/2011)
The University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare and the Department of Human Services today announced a new certification program to train social workers and mental health experts who work with adoptive families. (11/01/2011)
A lawsuit that seeks to overturn Minnesota's law prohibiting same-sex marriage is back. (10/27/2011)
The Department of Corrections is experimenting with a new way for family and friends to communicate with inmates at two Minnesota prisons. (10/17/2011)
The merger of several Roman Catholic parishes in the Twin Cities will go forward, despite objections by some members of the congregation. The Vatican has rejected their appeals. (10/12/2011)
The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board put finishing touches on rules affecting disclosure for ballot initiatives, and caught flak from supporters of an amendment to define marriage. (10/04/2011)
State officials are studying how they can keep former inmates from returning to prison after completing their sentences. (10/03/2011)
Thirty-seven people were arrested in Minnesota as part of a nation-wide immigration sweep. (09/28/2011)
Of Minnesota's most populous counties, Scott County saw the steepest drop in median income last year, new data show. (09/22/2011)
Beginning today, gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a policy that's been on the books since 1993, and nullified by Congress in December 2010, ended at midnight. (09/20/2011)
She took it upon herself to return the unused portion of a cigarette to the shopper who left it in the parking lot. (09/19/2011)
New census data show one in 10 Minnesotans lives in poverty. (09/13/2011)
Ten years ago, two people with Minnesota ties tried to thwart the Sept. 11 terrorists. A decade later, their stories point to sharply different views on how America should best respond to terrorism. (09/07/2011)
Fewer Minnesotans have filed for bankruptcy this year compared to last year, mirroring the national trend. (09/02/2011)
An attorney for former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser says the family has turned over a vehicle as part of an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run accident. (09/01/2011)