The Coalition to March on the Republican National Convention (RNC) and Stop the War secured permits today for the Minnesota State Capitol complex.

An automated system that handles unemployment benefits was the source of a recent hearing in St. Paul.

State Senator Terri Bonoff is running for Congress in the Third Congressional District. Her campaign has received many high-profile endorsements and exceeded fund raising expectations.

State Senator David Tomassoni and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Tarryl Clark called on Governor Tim Pawlenty today to work with legistlative leaders to pass an economic stimulus package during the

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Minnesota campaign held a press conference to discuss the local campaign infrastructure.

Last month, the Minnesota Green Party:http://www.mngreens.org/ introduced former Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as a Green Presidential candidate.

Local supporters are preparing for next month’s Minnesota Caucus. KFAI’s Jon Collins looks at endorsements for Obama by prominent Minnesotans.

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Pioneering legislator Neva Walker, the first black woman to be elected to the Minnesota House has decided not to run for a fifth term.

Protesters representing the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War marched January 2 on a route they intend to follow regularly until the Convention in September.

Esther Ouray is a self-described theater artist and cultural worker in the Twin Cities. She recently returned from a peace delegation:http://www.ifpbdel.org/ to Jerusalem.