Friday, January 18, 2013
The inauguration is Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington D.C.
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. Tomorrow, a group of Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office deputies and supervisors will travel to Washington D.C. to prepare to work at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 21, 2013. The Sheriff’s Office is sending 40 personnel to the inauguration where they will provide security along the route of the Inaugural Parade. Sheriff’s personnel are officially sworn-in as deputy marshals during their security assignment. “It is certainly an honor for the Sheriff’s Office to be selected to work at this national event,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, “I know our deputies will proudly represent Hennepin County in our nation’s capital on an …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Minnesota Congressman took issue with $400 billion in proposed entitlement cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is at odds with President Barack Obama over proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to help pull the U.S. economy back from the "fiscal cliff." With less than a month to go before the economy teeters over the edge of that "fiscal cliff"—a term used to describe the quandry the U.S. government faces at the end of 2012, when the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 will go into effect—the White House offered up a deal last week estimated to produce $1.2 trillion in new tax revenue and make $400 billion in entitlement cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security over the next decade. Ellison was critical of the proposed changes to the aforementioned programs, saying progressive …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out in Denver, CO.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in their first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on domestic issues like health care, PBS funding, and America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points that resonated with our live-blog panelists were split on who came out on top: Here's a sampling of responses on Twitter:
Monday, October 1, 2012
The project is one of two being expedited with the "We Can't Wait" initiative.
President Barack Obama is apparently a supporter of expanded light rail in the Twin Cities area. The Obama Administration announced today that the Southwest Light Rail project is one of two projects in the country that will be expedited due to the "We Can't Wait" initiative. That initiative aims to speed up the various processes required to get a big project off the ground. In the case of Southwest LRT, the Federal Transit Administration is using an enhanced coordination process with other federal agencies as well as exploring using the NEPA/Clean Water Act merger process, which is estimated to save several months by aligning multiple permit and review processes to work concurrently instead of sequentially. The target date for completing …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The congressman has been making the rounds on various news programs following the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
Following the deaths of four Americans killed in attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya last Tuesday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) appeared as part of a roundtable on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning to discuss the ongoing events in the Middle East and their impact on U.S. foreign policy. Ellison defended President Obama's foreign policy skills after New York Republican congressman and chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Peter King, accused the president's policies of being confusing, apologetic and misguided. "The president has been consistent, he's been steady," Ellison said. "The last thing we need is to start making quick, emotionally-charged decisions. We need consistent steady leadership like the president …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
This week's selection includes confusion over tornado sirens, a teen's 'survival bracelets,' Franken in Minnetonka and a Maple Grove senior battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (Click on the headline to read the full story.) Obama Talks About Jobs For Vets While in Twin Cities Obama urged Congress to pass legislation that would create a Veterans Job Corp, an initiative that would help veterans find jobs as police officers and firefighters, and in other service rolls. 'Thrill of a Lifetime' to See Obama The Robbinsdale Cooper Chamber Singers found out late Wednesday they would sing the National Anthem at the event. DUI Suspect Turns Himself In, Tells Police, “Take Me to Jail.” Hopkins police say a…
Friday, June 1, 2012
Some Robbinsdale Cooper High School students performed for the president on their last day of school.
President Barack Obama greeted an enthusiastic crowd on Friday at Honeywell in Golden Valley while on a quick trip through the Twin Cities. The crowd of at least 200 arrived with smiles and cameras in hand. The audience, which was mostly made up of Honeywell employees, waited for the President to speak from the floor they work on every day. "It's not often you get to see the president at work," Rich Pearson, a Honeywell employee from Vadnais Heights, said with a chuckle. "There has been a lot of excitement about his arrival all week. Everybody has been talking about it." Obama spoke to the crowd from a podium that was just feet away from heavy pieces of machinery Honeywell uses to create gadgets used to promote energy efficiency. "It's an …
While visiting Golden Valley based Honeywell Friday afternoon, the president urged Congress to pass legislation that would create a Veteran Job Corps, which would help veterans find jobs as police officers, firefighters and in other service industries.
On a day when the nation's unemployment rate increased—and stocks plummeted—President Barack Obama said he wants more job opportunities for veterans. He spoke to a crowd of people Friday on the factory floor of Honeywell in Golden Valley. Obama urged Congress to pass legislation that would create a Veterans Job Corps, which would help veterans find jobs as police officers, firefighters and in other service industries. “I believe that no one that fights for this country should have to fight for a job when they return home,” Obama told the crowd. “Men and women that have served in the military have incredible skills that any company could benefit from.” According to the United States Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for veterans …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Our West Metro Patches covered those stories this week, and a mini library, a mission to Haiti, higher hunting fees and opposition to the proposed same-sex marriage ban.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Editor’s Note: Every week we will bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (Click on the headline to read the full story.) Jack Jablonski Returns Home, Albeit Briefly The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, who sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a game on Dec. 30, went home for a family barbecue on March 18, according to his CaringBridge page. West Metro Effort to Re-elect President Obama Kicks Off At the event, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said, “We will not give up one inch of the western suburbs. I am obsessed with winning this and with winning this (3rd District) …