Talking Points

Talking Points: Workers' Rights In MinneapolisDebate over a controversial Minneapolis plan that creates strict scheduling and sick pay requirements for businesses is intensifying.
Talking Points: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Of Our TimeA Minnesota organization that has been helping 2.5 million refugees a year for more than 30 years is warning that the Syrian refugee crisis could soon get worse.
Talking Points: How Should The U.S. Respond To The Refugee Crisis?As the Syrian refugee crisis grows, there are mounting questions about what nations should be doing in response, and that includes a debate on whether the United States should be doing more.
Talking Points: Protecting Victims Of Sexual HarassmentSome lawmakers say Minnesota laws may need to be changed to help protect victims of sexual harassment.
Talking Points: The Aftermath Of The Teague ScandalThe director of a center for sexual assault and harassment victims at the University of Minnesota says they have been getting more calls in the wake of the sexual assault scandal involving the university’s former athletic director.
Talking Points: VP Joe Biden Considering Presidential RunThe New York Times is among major media outlets reporting that Vice President Joe Biden is considering getting into the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The Times and other outlets report that Biden's late son Beau, who died of cancer in May, urged his father to run.
Talking Points: Is There Too Much Construction In The West Metro?Commuters traveling into downtown Minneapolis from western suburbs will get a break from a project that has created major tie ups the last two weeks.
Talking Points: Doctor’s Perspective On Medical Pot ProgramThree weeks into the roll out of Minnesota's medical marijuana program, the number of patients enrolling continues to be lower than many expected.
Talking Points: Minnesota’s Rocky Medical Pot RolloutThis Wednesday is the first day Minnesotans can pick up medical marijuana prescriptions.
Talking Points: What’s Next For State’s Sex Offender Program? The state of Minnesota is indicating it will appeal a federal court ruling last week that declared the state's sex offender treatment program unconstitutional.
Talking Points: Troop Deployments, Cold War TensionsAre we headed back to the days of the Cold War? Just days after the White House announced 450 additional U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq, the Pentagon said it wants to deploy heavy weaponry and as many as 5,000 troops in Eastern Europe.
Talking Points: Daudt Talks Looming Shutdown, Auditor Bill IssuesHouse Speaker Kurt Daudt, who was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning, said he hopes there isn’t a shutdown over the language in the auditor bill the governor signed and then disagreed with.
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