DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, Republican candidate Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet participate in the first Minnesota gubernatorial debate of 2014 held in Rochester, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Alex Kolyer / For MPR
DFL Governor Mark Dayton, Republican Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet have made pitches to voters on why they should be the one to serve as Minnesota’s Governor. Are you swayed by any of their pitches?
Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.
On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. (USA Today)
Today’s Question: How could police related shooting deaths be reduced?
“Some health care workers who return to Minnesota after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will be confined to their homes for 21 days — the longest period of time Ebola can incubate in a person,” writes MPR News reporter Lorna Benson.
Gov. Mark Dayton announced the new restrictions Monday after consulting with a team of medical, legal and public health experts over the weekend.
Unlike quarantine policies applied to health care workers in some other states, Minnesota’s home confinement policy will apply primarily to travelers who had a known exposure to Ebola. [Read more on the new guidelines]
Today’s Question: Do you agree with Minnesota’s new Ebola guidelines?
In a push towards consumer health CVS Caremark plans to charge extra to members of of their pharmacy benefits management program (PBM) who fill prescriptions at a pharmacy that still sells tobacco products, AP reports. Read more →
A handful of researchers allied with the meat industry say that that “grass fed” and “organic” labels don’t actually tell you much about how a producer is raising animals, nor are they really representative of the best environmental practices in the industry. Read more →
Legal scholars and courts have been wrangling for more than a year over whether the National Security Agency’s collection of millions of Americans’ phone records — a program first disclosed to the public by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 — violates those protections. Read more →