Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau highlighted the recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act during a Minneapolis news conference. (04/01/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will release an environmental assessment on Monday on a proposed high-speed passenger rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth. (03/18/2013)
The Basilica was decked out in papal colors, gold and white bunting hung from the entrance, and a flag with the pope's coat of arms was displayed near the pulpit. (03/14/2013)
A Minnesota House committee Wednesday evening approved a bill allowing illegal immigrants to get drivers licenses. (03/13/2013)
A bill aiming to boost Minnesota's adoption rate from foster care, currently the second-lowest in the nation, will get a Senate committee hearing Wednesday. (03/12/2013)
Community and religious leaders from north Minneapolis spoke out Tuesday against a proposed gun bill at the Capitol. (03/12/2013)
Several education groups today voiced support for Gov. Mark Dayton's budget which would increase funding for early childhood learning, all-day kindergarten and special education, among other priority areas. (03/11/2013)
Several Minnesota education groups made a push for Gov. Mark Dayton's education budget at the Capitol on Monday. (03/11/2013)
A wise friend points out that it's best to drop the kids at practice and go. Leave the coaching and competing to the coach and the kids. (The Daily Circuit, 03/11/2013)
Minnesota taxpayers are advised not to file using Turbo Tax or other products made by Intuit until the company fixes a number of problems, said the state Department of Revenue on Friday. (03/08/2013)
The U.S. officially recognized Somalia's government for the first time in two decades earlier this year, and it is now deporting Somalis again, starting with sex offenders and other felons. Deportations had been suspended for many years while the country had no functioning government. (03/06/2013)
Some county jails are feeling the effect of federal budget cuts that went into effect on Friday. With Immigration and Customs Enforcement's announcement last week it will reduce the number of detainees held in custody, the county jails that get paid to hold them could get pinched. (03/04/2013)
When Republican state Sen. Branden Petersen of Andover stepped forward to co-sponsor a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, he took some of his constituents by surprise. (02/28/2013)
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would give some parents who lost custody of their children years ago a chance to reunify with them. Advocates say only a small number of teens living in foster care could be affected by the Family Reunification Act, but that it could make a great difference for those motivated parents who have dealt with their problems and whose children want to go home again. (02/26/2013)
State officials and energy companies announced today that Minnesota is three years ahead of schedule on its goal to reduce mercury emissions. Mercury is a neurotoxin that is especially harmful to children's brain development. The reductions have come about primarily through changes at power plants. (02/18/2013)