Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office releases its February newsletter.
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Thursday, February 28
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office release. On Feb. 25, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 911 Emergency Communications Facility in Plymouth. The new facility will ensure uninterrupted service for 911 calls, radio dispatch, and technical services. To begin digging with ceremonial shovels, Sheriff Rich Stanek was joined by Plymouth Mayor Kelli Slavik, Hennepin County Administrator David Hough, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Carlson, and Hennepin County Commissioners Jan Callison and Linda Higgins Jeff Johnson. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the construction site in Plymouth near the county’s Adult Corrections Facility…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Minnesota's Congressional delegation has weighed in on the series of cuts that could hit the country March 1. The rollbacks would hit everything from education to senior care, the White House states.
If a deal isn’t struck by Friday between President Obama and Congress, a sequester will begin that will auto-start a series of mandated federal budget cuts that would quickly be felt across the Midwest. Here’s a sample of what’s at risk: Hundreds of teaching jobs. Thousands of children dropped from early childhood education. Elimination of work-study jobs that support thousands of low-income college students getting a degree. The loss of childcare for thousands of disadvantaged kids. Furloughs for thousands of civilian Defense Department employees. Congressman Keith Ellison, a Democrat representing Minnesota's 5th District (including Richfield), released this statement via spokesperson to the Minneapolis Star Tribune earlier this month: “…
Monday, February 4, 2013
President called on voters to pressure their legislators to pass gun control measures.
Speaking to a crowd of local dignitaries and law enforcement officers on Monday, President Barack Obama called on voters to pressure Congress to act on curbing gun violence. "We've suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing," he said. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he added. What did the Twin Cities think about Obama's visit on social media? Adopting universal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons, limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, and putting more police officers on the street are "common sense," bipartisan measures to reduce gun violence, the President said. He also repeated other proposals to expand access to mental health care for young people. Several gun…
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Here's what people are saying on Twitter about the president's visit to Minneapolis Monday on the theme of gun violence.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with law enforcement and community members to discuss gun control measures nationwide.
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with local officials about gun violence, less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of 20 children and six school staffers. The day trip will be the president’s first one outside Washington to discuss his “common-sense” plan to combat gun violence, introduced on January 16 and reiterated a few days later in his weekly video address to the nation (see above). The visit follows his promises to heavily involve communities in tackling this issue. “Everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it's not …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A collection of Instragram images creates a mosaic of people headed to the polls, supporting their candidates, and "celebrating" Election Day around the Twin Cities.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Patch readers joined the discussion as President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney went toe-to-toe Monday night.
Updated at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney battled it out in the final presidential debate of the election season Monday night. Patch readers were on standby to share their thoughts as they watched the debate. See what they had to say by clicking the "replay" button in the window above. ***Original Text*** Can Mitt Romney overcome his London gaffe? Can President Barack Obama put the Libya issue to rest? At 8 p.m. Monday, the president and his challenger will meet for the second time this election season in Florida. The foreign police debate will be moderated by CBS' Bob Schieffer. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in …
Monday is the final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.
TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS, CNBC and CSPAN Live Streaming Online: Aol's Debate page, You Tube's Election Hub Comic Relief: Name-calling debate on YouTube, New York Times cartoon, Democalypse 2012 from The Daily Show, Obama vs. Romney on SNL Replay: Richfield Patch's live chat from the first presidential debate. Richfield Patch's live chat from the vice presidential debate. Richfield Patch's live chat from the second presidential debate. Richfield Patch's live chat from the final presidential debate. COMPLETE October 3, 2012 The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Snellville residents Steffini Bethea and Dot Shaw are delegates at the DNC this week. Updated schedule of tonight's speakers included.
Former President Bill Clinton will present deliver the nominating speech this evening, according to the Democratic National Convention's website. According to CNN.com, actresses Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington will also speak tonight. The rest of the schedule is as follows. Note that the times are EST: 9:00 a.m. Morning prayer gathering 10:00 a.m.-noon. Caucus Session #1 12-2:00 p.m. Caucus Session #2 2-4:00 p.m. Caucus Session #3 6-7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9 p.m. (according to CNN.com) 10 p.m. For the full schedule, visit the DNC website.