Monday, February 4, 2013
Several bills concerning gun laws will take center stage in the Minnesota Legislature starting Tuesday with discussions and public testimony in the House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee. Rep. Andrea Kieffer (R-Woodbury) sits on that committee
The debate over gun control will dominate politics in Minnesota this week. President Barack Obama will start the discussion with a visit to Minneapolis on Monday to deliver remarks and discuss with local leaders and law enforcement officials his “comprehensive set of commonsense ideas” to reduce gun violence. "Minneapolis is a city that has taken important steps to reduce gun violence and foster a conversation in the community about what further action is needed," a White House news release states. "President Obama will visit with members of the community about their experiences and discuss additional steps that can be taken at the federal level to reduce gun violence." On the local level, several bills concerning gun laws were introduced …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with law enforcement and community members to discuss gun control measures nationwide.
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with local officials about gun violence, less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of 20 children and six school staffers. The day trip will be the president’s first one outside Washington to discuss his “common-sense” plan to combat gun violence, introduced on January 16 and reiterated a few days later in his weekly video address to the nation (see above). The visit follows his promises to heavily involve communities in tackling this issue. “Everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it's not …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The latest from Woodbury Patch’s Local Voices.
Here are this week’s blog posts. If you're interested in joining our Local Voices roll, email email@example.com. Juicing Experience: Day 6 Our schedule was hectic... (Rhonda Fitzgerald) The Presidents of the United States of America or Steve Brady for President? Atlas shrugged, my family gave me a wry glance — My first attempt at telling jokes. (Margaret Wachholz) Letter to an Unhappy American Woman You are overworked even though you are not intellectually challenged; you are stressed out; not sleeping well; and, well… you are simply not happy. (Jasna Burza) What to Know About the Whooping Cough Outbreak The Minnesota CDC reports 284 cases of pertussis in Washington County this year. Learn the facts about whopping cough and how to …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Participate in Patch’s live blog while you’re watching Monday's final debate, and share your thoughts on how the candidates are doing.
Can Mitt Romney overcome his London gaffe? Can President Barack Obama put the Libya issue to rest? At 8 p.m. Monday, the president and challenger will meet for the second time this election season in Florida. The foreign police debate will be moderated by CBS's Bob Schieffer. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’ve also invited state legislators, political candidates, party activists and other movers and shakers across the state to offer their expertise. To participate, just check back with this page starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Get more information on the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Participate in Patch’s live blog while you’re watching Tuesday's second debate, and share your thoughts on how the candidates are doing.
Can Mitt Romney continue his momentum? Can Barack Obama bounce back from a widely considered poor showing in round one? At 8 p.m. Tuesday, the president and challenger will meet for the second time this election season at Hoffstra University. The town hall-style debate will be moderated by CNN contributor Candy Crowley. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’ve also invited state legislators, political candidates, party activists and other movers and shakers across the state to offer their expertise. To participate, just check back with this page starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Like Patch on …
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's vice presidential debate, voters will have the chance to see President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The group is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from Web users across the country. Don’t wait until…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Here’s a look back at this week’s blog posts on Woodbury Patch.
We recently added a couple of new bloggers, both of whom hit the ground running with their posts. Popular this week were posts about the presidential campaign, East Ridge homecoming and one Woodbury resident’s experience with the Valley Creek Road construction project. If you’re interested in joining our Local Voices roll, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Polling in Today's Political Climate What does political polling mean to you? (Kurt Shea) Religion in the Public Square The religious argument deconstructed. (Thomas St Martin) Back to (Driving) School Woodbury road construction got your undies in a bundle, too? (Vicki Strong) Woodbury Real Estate Update Sept. 24, 2012 New listings continue to replace the homes sold and inventory …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
A recap of the latest Woodbury Patch blog posts.
With the season changing, it seemed that the outdoors and preparing for winter were popular topics this week. And, of course, happenings in Washington, D.C. Here’s the rundown of this week’s Woodbury Patch blog posts. If you’re interesting in joining our Local Voices roll, email me at email@example.com. 7 Things to Buy for Your Home at the End of Summer While it may be tempting to spend every free moment at the pool or park soaking up the last of summer’s rays, the end of summer is the perfect time to prepare your home for the onslaught of winter. (Caleb Brunz) Head of the Year—Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sunset The Rabbi, dressed in white robes, lifts to his lips the shofar—a trumpet made from the horn of a ram—a male sheep. The notes of…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
A look back at this week’s posts from Woodbury Patch bloggers.
What’s the word from your neighbors in Woodbury? Here are this week’s blog posts—everything from a petition to shutter the Red Roof Inn to reaction to a report of Woodbury being ranked No. 1 for cheaters. The Media Are they serving the public or are they treating the public like we are fools? (Margaret Wachholz) The Prosperity Gospel, Taxes and the Republican Platform Taxes, Republican, Prosperity Gospel, Faith, Wealth, Social Security (Craig Thorsen) Back to Orchestra! It's the back to school season, and we welcome adults back to orchestra! The EMSO Insider's debut blog from Woodbury's own community orchestra - the East Metro Symphony Orchestra. (EMSO Insider) Say 'Thank You' Thanking those who served—because it's just common sense. (…