Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell again last month, even as the number of jobs continued to decline as well. State officials say the conflicting signals make it hard to assess the state’s job market. Today’s Question: From what you can see, does Minnesota’s economy seem to be moving in the right direction?
Archives for December 2011
A federal agency recommended Tuesday that all states ban the use of cell phones and other devices while driving. The proposed ban would cover both texting and voice communication, whether with handheld or hands-free devices, except in emergencies. Today’s Question: In your observation, how do cell phones affect driving?
The Obama administration has rejected an FDA plan to make emergency contraceptives available over the counter to anyone, including young teens. That means girls age 16 and younger will continue to need a prescription to buy the pill known as Plan B. Today’s Question: What do you think of the administration’s decision to limit the Read more →
Recent coverage has painted a stark image of the dangers of professional hockey. Congressional hearings have looked at the health risks of playing football, and there is even concern about the long-term effects of soccer, at least among players who do a lot of heading. Today’s Question: How far should society go to protect the Read more →
The Anoka-Hennepin school district might drop its neutrality policy about sexual orientation and replace it with a new policy that addresses controversial issues. The proposed new policy would bar teachers from advocating for one side or another on controversial issues in classroom discussions, but does not specify what those issues are. Today’s Question: What topics Read more →