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Monday, March 18, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • St. Paul Mayor Chris ColemanMixed record for Mayor Coleman as he weighs a third term
    St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has not officially announced whether he will run for re-election this year, but he is widely expected to seek a third term. At the moment, the DFL incumbent appears to be a shoo-in in this one-party town, in spite of a record that includes substantial tax increases and weak job growth.6:20 a.m.
  • House and Senate to set budget targets
    Democrats in the Minnesota House and Senate will release an outline of their plans for a state budget this week. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio Capitol reporter Tim Pugmire about the week ahead for state lawmakers7:20 a.m.
  • Minnesota members skirmish in congressional budget battles
    Morning Edition's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Brett Neeley about where Minnesota's delegation comes down on different aspects of the never-ending budget battles in Washington.7:45 a.m.
  • Bachmann pushing for wider I-94 in NW metro
    Republican 6th District Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's going to push hard in Congress for upgrades to Interstate 94 and Highway 10 northwest of the Twin Cities.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Can States Go Beyond Federal Law On Voter Registration?
    At issue at the Supreme Court on Monday is an Arizona law that requires prospective voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. A federal appeals court ruled last year that the state law must fall because it conflicts with federal law allowing registration by mail.
  • Lawsuit Over NYPD's 'Stop And Frisk' Program Heads To Court
    A lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's use of warrantless stops in high-crime neighborhoods goes to federal court Monday. Critics say the practice is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy. But defenders say it's legal and has helped make the city safer.
  • Women In Combat, And The Price They Pay
    For years, the Army has effectively ignored the ban against women in combat, though it's still hard for them to receive full recognition for what they've achieved. "Battle-fatigued female soldiers" is a new and uneasy concept for American society.
  • Sanford's House Bid A Test Of S.C. Voters' Will To Forgive
    Mark Sanford, the South Carolina governor whose infamous affair led to his political downfall, is among 16 Republicans in Tuesday's primary. But he is by far the best-known and the most controversial. The special election will fill the seat left open when Tim Scott was tapped to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint.
  • To Control Asthma, Start With The Home Instead Of The Child
    Because dust, mold and pests can trigger asthma attacks, addressing these triggers in the home can keep kids from winding up in the hospital. In the past seven years, the Community Asthma Initiative in Boston has counseled more than a thousand families on how to prevent attacks.
  • Scientists Catalog Individual Dust Particles
    Invisible dust particles are constantly swirling around in the air. And depending on what's in those particles, they may be affecting our health. Researchers have trapped individual dust particles, and analyzed their unique chemical makeup to create a dust particle library.
  • Court To Sentence AT&T Hacker Andrew Auernheimer
    A hacker who released more than 100,000 AT&T customer email addresses will be sentenced in a federal courtroom in New Jersey on Monday. Andrew Auernheimer exposed a security flaw on AT&T's iPad service.
  • U.S. Probes Abuse Allegations Under Worker Visa Program
    Recent allegations that a McDonald's franchise abused students, who came to the U.S. on cultural guest work visas, is reactivating the debate about how immigration reform should deal with guest workers, and whether the State Department's efforts to curb abuse have failed.
  • NCAA Tournament Contributes To Lost Productivity
    Every year the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas studies how much the NCAA men's basketball tournament could cost employers. The firm predicts about 3 million Americans will spend one to three hours at work watching games.
  • EU Bailout Tax Sparks Bank Run In Cyprus
    Citizens of Cyprus did not react well to the news that their government wants to allow the European Union to take nearly 10 percent of their savings deposits in exchange for a $13 billion bailout. Banks are closed through Tuesday after worries over bank runs. Depositors stood in long lines to withdraw money over the weekend.

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