Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

A government shutdown could be costly for low-income parents that receive child care subsidies, and centers that rely on full enrollment to stay afloat. (06/23/2011)
City and county officials in Minnesota say the pending state government shutdown could cause serious cash problems for them and already is making it hard to plan their budgets for the coming year. (06/17/2011)
A new report on Minnesota's middle class highlights concerns for young workers. (06/15/2011)
The state Campaign Finance board has delayed a vote on whether corporations that contribute to ballot measure campaigns have to disclose large individual donors. (06/14/2011)
As fundraising begins to gear up for a 2012 constitutional amendment defining marriage, the state Campaign Finance Board holds a hearing Tuesday to decide what information about large donors must be made public. (06/13/2011)
A struggling St. Paul elementary school that was once a beacon of racial integration and academic achievement hopes to re-invent itself again, this time taking a page from a successful Afrocentric charter school in north Minneapolis. (06/13/2011)
Webster Elementary became the state's first magnet school in 1976, and 600 white children voluntarily bused in for enrichment programs that remained popular through the 1990s. (06/13/2011)
The FBI is still trying to confirm the identity of a Somali man said to be from Minnesota who died in an attack on African Union troops Monday in Mogadishu. The rebel group al-Shabab, considered a terrorist group by the U.S. government, said the bomber was from Minnesota. (06/03/2011)
Minneapolis police say burglaries jumped in the week following the tornado that hit the north side of the city, but overall, crime went down last week. (05/31/2011)
Operations proceeded more smoothly at the Tornado Recovery Center in north Minneapolis today. About 2,500 storm victims showed up on the first two days of operations Wednesday and Thursday. By today, incident commanders and residents agreed they had worked out many of the kinks. (05/27/2011)
He overcame obstacles and turned his life around. He was driving a friend's son home from church when the twister struck. (05/24/2011)
Rob MacIntyre, 54, died Sunday while trying to help his neighbors. Friends say he collapsed while trying to clear debris with his tractor. MacIntyre was renowned for his work with raptors such as peregrine falcons. (05/23/2011)
Minnesota's Department of Labor and Industry is warning Minneapolis storm victims to do background checks on contractors before signing any agreement to do repair work. (05/23/2011)
If Twin Cities church leaders vote to remove a requirement that ministers and lay leaders be faithfully married heterosexuals or celibate singles, it would be the final vote needed to ratify the change nationally. (05/10/2011)
The number of children Minnesotans are adopting from abroad is declining, reflecting national trends. (05/06/2011)