Tuesday, May 7, 2013
General Bob Shadley of Wayzata has spent more than 15 years working to sound the alarm on sexual assault within the U.S. military's ranks.
Editor's note: There have been several developments since this story originally posted on May 7. The U.S. Army's coordinator of a sexual assault prevention program at Fort Hood, Texas, was suspended from all duties this week after an investigation was opened into his alleged forcing of at least one subordinate soldier into prostitution and for sexually assaulting two other soldiers. Like Lake Minnetonka Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter—fast, free and secure. In his strongest statements on the issue to date, President Obama said Tuesday that sexual assault in the U.S. military was a “betrayal of the uniform” and ordered Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to "step up our game exponentially" to halt such…
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 …
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:
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak spoke at the Organizing for America west metro campaign office opening in Hopkins.
The west metro office for President Obama’s re-election campaign opened Tuesday in Hopkins with food, energy and a large crowd of people. “We will not give up one inch of the western suburbs. I am obsessed with winning this and with winning this (3rd District) Congress race,” said Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak. Volunteers at the 1007 Mainstreet location were already at work talking about the opportunities to support campaign efforts and signing on more volunteers. The event also included short speeches aimed at motivating volunteers and garnering more excitement for the campaign ahead. First to the podium was Matt Steinrueck, field organizer for the west metro area. Seth London, Obama for America state director in Minnesota, spoke next, …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The President announced Feb. 9 Minnesota’s proposed reforms to its standards and accountability measures would meet requirements to replace the federal act passed nearly a decade ago.
President Barack Obama announced Feb. 9 that Minnesota would be one of 10 states to receive a reprieve from the federal education law No Child Left Behind (NCLB). In exchange, Minnesota would have to outline new, “bold” reforms to improve teacher effectiveness, grade school accountability and close the achievement gap in social and ethnic categories. “My administration is giving states the opportunity to set higher, more honest standards in exchange for more flexibility,” Obama stated through a White House issued press release Thursday. “If we’re serious about helping our children reach their potential, the best ideas aren’t going to come from Washington alone.” Minnesota requested a waiver from NCLB last year, laying out a plan in its …