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MN legislators ask for $2 million to combat terrorist recruitment

State Democrats are calling on the legislature for more money to help combat terrorist recruitment in Minnesota.

House DFL Leader Paul Thissen, Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Rep. 310 more words


Levity in Political Coverage When The Vice President Visits

If you wanted to win the 2012 Presidential Election, you and your friends campaigned in Florida.

Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Joe Biden all made public campaign stops in Sarasota, Fla., during that cycle. 91 more words


That Time You Asked Ben & Jerry's Cofounder About Political Contributions

Ben Cohen, cofounder of Ben & Jerry’s, stopped in Sarasota, Fla., in 2013 to talk about “stamping” money out of politics.

It seemed groovy, but Cohen also contributed cash to political donations. 911 more words


Making Sewage Stories Readable

I love sources who can explain boring topics in a way that’s relatable and meaningful to readers.

I’d see and hear Joe Barrington at enough meetings in the county about sewer projects that I learned more about where your waste goes more than I wanted to know. 3,582 more words


When Mental Health, Safety, Politics Collide

See more at: Covering a small town can be more active than what you think.

I learned this when I was thrusted in covering a controversial change at a state mental hospital in town, Springfield Hospital Center. 7,014 more words


When a Maryland Delegate Ignores the First Amendment

It’s beneficial to be the only reporter at a meeting. At a work session of the Carroll County Delegation to the General Assembly, a Maryland politician took newspapers to task for their delivery method. 2,158 more words


Incarcerated Veterans Care for Veterans Cemetery

Award Winner: 2008 First-place state government story in Division E for MDDC Press Association

Prisoners called to aid fallen soldiers 1,012 more words