Massive teacher walkouts in recent years haven’t just scored big headlines–they’ve also made a differnce at the bargaining table. Here we dig into a first-of-its-kind analysis showing how large protests impact teacher pay.
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The Top Cop Without a License
When a state attorney general had his law license suspended over a #MeToo scandal we dug into the political fallout. Read about the political fallout here.
Governor Recalls Fueled By Pandemic Culture War
Citizens fed up with pandemic-related restrictions pushed for a slew of governor recalls nationwide. We take you inside the long-shot trend here.
All On the Lines In Texas
In the run-up to the 2020 elections Democrats were targeting a handful of districts, hoping that a close-but-no-cigar senate run by Beto O’Rourke would give them a map to take over the Texas state House. Read our in-depth coverage here.
Pandemic Orders Tossed by State High Court
When a state high court scrapped a governor’s pandemic-related powers we reported on the ruling and the political fallout. See our coverage here with my analysis.
Ballot Access Battles
Look Who Isn’t Fighting Over Elections: Bloomberg Government During a political season in which Republicans and Democrats battle over ballot access there’s one state where a GOP-led compromise seeks to both expand voting and tighten security. Read more of our coverage here with my exclusive interview with the Secretary of State behind the plan.
One final search for MIAs
This story was published on the front of the Minneapolis Star Tribune local section 6/27/2010. Last month, at age 82, Bryan Moon led one last adventure into the jungle in search of America’s missing soldiers. Moon has spent the last 20 years wading through New Guinea streams, being chased by warring native tribes and fleeingContinue reading “One final search for MIAs”
Parks think green, as in cash
This article was published on the front page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune 7/26/2010. Faced with a shrunken budget, Minneapolis park leaders hope a combination of bikes, burgers and an Italian sculptor named Brioschi will stave off further cuts to the popular and nationally known park system. Park board commissioners are talking of raising revenueContinue reading “Parks think green, as in cash”
Jury: Brainerd woman owes record firms $1.92 million
This article was published on the front page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune 6/19/2009. I broke this news, which was later picked up by national publications and the BBC. A 32-year-old woman from Brainerd, Minn., owes $1.92 million in damages to recording companies for downloading their music, a federal jury in Minneapolis decided Thursday. ThatContinue reading “Jury: Brainerd woman owes record firms $1.92 million”
Indomitable hope, unending drive
This story was published on the front page of the Minnesota Daily 3/11/2009. It received second place in the AAJA Student Journalist contest for feature writing. At 6:03 a.m. Tuesday, students across the University of Minnesota were sleeping, but at the sound of his first alarm, the CEO of Mxapp and Shah Ink greets theContinue reading “Indomitable hope, unending drive”