Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

Maria De La Cruz screamed with joy after her colleagues at OutFront Minnesota told her that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act. (06/26/2013)
Tree removal crews and utility trucks line the streets in communities still recovering from last weekend's powerful storms. Xcel Energy officials say the company is working to restore power to thousands of customers in the metro area. (06/25/2013)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzed federal data on economic well-being, education, health and family & community. It found New Hampshire ranked first, and New Mexico ranked last. (06/24/2013)
The group on the losing end of a same-sex marriage legalization debate in Minnesota has confirmed it was significantly outspent on legislative lobbying. (06/14/2013)
The faces in stained glass that inspire worshippers at the Pilgrim Baptist Church aren't those of a white Jesus and the saints. Instead, they're the faces of the black ministers who led the church, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (06/13/2013)
A Minnesota law enforcement training program mired in controversy last year has been overhauled and relaunched. (06/07/2013)
Three metro counties began taking applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples on Thursday, marking another milestone for Minnesota. (06/06/2013)
The Hopkins School District and an attorney for two students who were suspended and charged with misdemeanors this spring have reached an agreement. (06/05/2013)
Same-sex couples can apply for marriage licenses in Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties starting June 6. (05/30/2013)
A year and a half into its five-year federal grant, the Northside Achievement Zone has 300 families participating with their 800 children. By the end of next year, the goal is to have 1,200 families and 5,000 children enrolled. (05/30/2013)
Minnesota's two U.S. senators have formed a committee to search for the state's next U.S. Attorney. (05/27/2013)
Advocates for children who have been victims of sex trafficking say the Legislature handed them an "incomplete and underfunded victory." (05/25/2013)
Richard Carlbom led Minnesotans United for All Families to two historic victories: the defeat of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage last November, and the recent passage of the same-sex marriage bill. (05/22/2013)
Jack Baker and Michael McConnell, two Minneapolis men who first fought for marriage equality in the 1970s, have kept a low profile this week. But decades ago on TV, they predicted this moment would come. (05/16/2013)
Minnesota's law allowing same-sex marriage goes into effect Aug. 1. On that day, same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license in Minnesota. (05/14/2013)