CAPITOL CHATTER Haiti tax break debated
The House and Senate are making progress toward allowing Minnesotans who have donated to Haiti earthquake victims to get tax breaks on returns they file this year.
“The Jan. 12 disaster happened... Posted on 2/9/10 at 3:06 PM
HEALTHBEAT Mountains beyond mountains
True stories can be far more compelling than any fiction, which explains why I quickly became engrossed a few years ago in reading "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, ... Posted on 1/19/10 at 5:01 AM
STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE Blessed and haunted
Just before I came to work this morning, I turned on one of the morning news programs while I was putting on my makeup. The segments that I happened to catch were the two stories that seem to be toppi... Posted on 1/19/10 at 5:00 AM
Local lineman spends three weeks bringing power to villages WORTHINGTON — A lineman with Nobles Cooperative Electric recently returned from a three-week stint in a small Haitian village, where he worked to help electrify rural areas of the country.
Windom boy, 6, puts Haiti need over own trip
WINDOM — He had been saving for a trip, but when Alex Altman learned about the tragedy that struck Haiti, he decided there were people who needed the money more than he did.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are fleeing their quake-ravaged capital by the hundreds of thousands, aid officials said Friday, as their government promised to help nearly a half-million more move from squalid camps on curbsides and vacant lots into safer, cleaner tent cities.
ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press Writers
, January 22, 2010
SHELDON, Iowa — Rachel Roozeboom was riding in the back of a truck, returning to Port-au-Prince from a village where she and other volunteers had been distributing clothes and shoes, when the earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The most powerful aftershock yet struck Haiti on Wednesday, shaking more rubble from damaged buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets eight days after the country's capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake.
MICHELLE FAUL and PAUL HAVEN,Associated Press Writers
, January 20, 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of Haiti quake victims are struggling to board buses to flee hunger and violence in the shattered capital, hoping that food will be easier to find in the countryside.
ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU,Associated Press Writer
, January 19, 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Scores of U.S. troops landed on the lawn of Haiti's shattered presidential palace Tuesday to the cheers of quake victims and the U.N. said it would throw more police and soldiers into the sluggish global effort to aid the devastated country.
ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and MIKE MELIA,Associated Press Writers
, January 19, 2010
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