One-day bonds for schools require no new tax increases Voters in 14 school districts in Minnesota will be asked next month to approve plans for new construction or renovations at existing buildings.
Most of those will require a tax increase, but not those known as 'one day bonds.'5:50 p.m.
Mille Lacs judges uphold Benjamin's ouster A Mille Lacs tribal court has upheld the removal of Melanie Benjamin as the band's chief executive.
A petition calling for Benjamin's removal alleged she used tribal money for personal use.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Pakistanis Debate Role In Combating Militants
Pakistani leaders are trying to reach a consensus about how to handle the violent conflict that has spread into the country from Afghanistan. The issue provokes particularly strong feelings: Pakistanis disagree among themselves about whether it's their war to fight.
When TV Changed Politics: Adlai Stevenson Vs. Ike
Adlai Stevenson, who tried to "talk sense to the American people," was an old-fashioned intellectual who believed in long speeches and the power of words. But in 1952, Stevenson faced Dwight Eisenhower on a new battleground — television — and lost.
Crisis Crash Course: High Finance, Low-Jinks
Obsessed — and confounded — by the roller-coaster economy? To help you understand our frazzled financial situation, Laura Conaway offers three books that cover everything from the Great Depression to the "dazzling world of derivatives."
Anatomy Of A Financial Bailout
The heads of America's nine top financial institutions met with U.S. officials behind closed doors Monday to discuss accepting government cash in exchange for an equity stake in their banks. Wall Street Journal staff writer Deborah Solomon says Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson only told the executives to turn up at the Treasury Department at 3 p.m.
Goldman Has Rich Economic Policy Legacy
Goldman Sachs has a long legacy of supplying economic policy advisers to Washington. The Goldman alum are now playing a huge role in trying to stage the country's exit from the massive financial and economic crisis. Henry Paulson is a former Goldman official, as is Neel Kashkari.
Dole Faces Tough Re-Election In North Carolina
Sen. Elizabeth Dole was thought so safe for re-election in North Carolina that none of the state's well-known Democrats wanted to challenge her. In the end, the nomination went to a state legislator making her first statewide bid. The challenger has now caught up to Dole in the polls.
In Conn., Rep. Shays Faces Tough Challenge
Ten-term Connecticut Rep. Christopher Shays is the last Republican House member from New England. This year, with an unpopular president and a well-financed opponent in Democrat Jim Himes, Shays finds himself in a very vulnerable position.
Lower Gas Prices Provide Little Cheer
When gas prices soared above $4 per gallon, carpooling, bicycling and the use of public transit increased. Gas prices have now fallen below $3 in many places, but other concerns are replacing anxiety about prices at the pump.
Urban Desi: A Genre On The Rise
Rapper Snoop Dogg's latest release, a collaboration with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, is a recent example of urban desi, which blends South Asian pop culture with American hip-hop. Originating in the U.K., the style of music is spreading in the U.S. and India.
Dow Plummets More Than 700 Points
The Dow Jones industrial average have fallen by more than 700 points. Carey Leahey, senior economist with Decision Economics, blames the "dismal" retail sales report and the lingering effects of stagflation for the numbers. One ray of hope: the London Interbank Offered Rate has come down slightly.