Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

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)
A new vision for downtown in 2025 unveiled by the Minneapolis Downtown Council includes doubling the number of urban residents, increasing green spaces and mass transit, and a sports district that includes a new Vikings Stadium. (12/14/2011)
The complaint against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was over a DVD mailed to 400,000 Catholics before the 2010 election which urged them to call for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. (12/09/2011)
The Slip Trip and Fall Prevention Campaign is coming soon to a state government building near you. (12/09/2011)
A federal judge gave final approval Thursday to a settlement reached between the State of Minnesota and 300 developmentally disabled former residents of a state-run institution. (12/01/2011)
In a state that fosters social isolation, she showed the benefits of doing the opposite. (12/01/2011)
Each year about 1,500 American Indian children in Minnesota spend time in foster care or other out-of-home-care. In Minnesota, American Indian children are 14 times more likely to be placed in out-of-home care than white children - the widest such gap in the nation. That worries tribal officials who say the tribes should be able to determine which of their families need intervention, and what kind. (11/30/2011)