19 hrs ago
A year after background check defeat, modest goals
A year after the Senate scuttled President Barack Obama's drive for new firearms restrictions, congressional gun control supporters are significantly winnowing their 2014 legislative agenda.
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23 hrs ago
Sustain momentum on Great Lakes cleanup
The smooth pink granite rocks, windswept pines and sparkling waters of the Benjamin Islands create the vistas for which Lake Huron's Georgian Bay is famous.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Smartphone Makers Agree on - Kill Switch' to Deter Thefts
Apple Inc. , AT&T Inc. and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies agreed to offer technology next year that would let customers remotely wipe data from their devices and render them inoperable when stolen.
Car and Driver
Federal Legislation Introduced to Limit Access to Data from Vehicle Black Boxes
Two U.S. senators want to protect drivers from having their car's "black box" data accessed by insurance companies or other prying eyes who might use its data against them.
EPA ban puts Minnesota's ice rinks in tough position
By 2020, the refrigerant chemical now used at half the state's 240 arenas to make ice no longer will be manufactured or imported into the U.S. as part of a global effort aimed at ridding the world of greenhouse gases linked to depletion of the ozone layer.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Klobuchar in Mexico to stop sex trafficking, heroin epidemic
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is in Mexico working with that country's leaders to help end our mutual heroin and sex trafficking problems.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Minnesota's rinks in tough position with EPA coolant ban
Dean Mulso, Burnsville's recreation facilities manager, checks a gauge on a compressor that runs the city's ice-making system at its two arenas.
U.S. Travel Hails Bipartisan Move to Extend Brand USA
The U.S. Travel Association today hailed the introduction of Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act of 2014, which would reauthorize Brand USA - a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to increasing inbound international travel to the United States.
Lack of earmarks makes Washington cash harder to come by
In the post-earmark era, Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon and others fly to Washington seeking money to expand Duluth runway.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Washington Post
Klobuchar headed back to Iowa
Sen. Amy Klobuchar , who some have mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is headed back to Iowa.
Driver Privacy Act amended to secure motorcyclists' info
A proposed change in the language of the Driver Privacy Act in the U.S. Senate would expand the bill's scope to protect all information recorded by event data recorders installed on all "motor vehicles," including motorcycles, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.
Gophers victory sweet for Klobuchar, Franken
With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.
Hotel News Resource
Hotel Industry Urges Swift Passage of Brand USA Reauthorization Legislation
The American Hotel & Lodging Association , the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee lodging industry, thanks Senators Amy Klobuchar and Roy Blunt and Congressmen Gus Bilirakis and Peter Welch for today introducing legislation to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 until FY 2020 and reauthorize Brand ... (more)
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Patent Troll Crackdown Stalls as Debate on Reform Bill Delayed in D.C.
From small businesses to some of our state's largest employers, it's an issue many Minnesotans are following closely.
Senate committee votes to keep driver black box data private
Drivers are one step safer to having improved privacy behind the wheel. The Senate Commerce Committee has granted bipartisan approval to legislation that aims to protect the information on automotive Event Data Recorders , also known as black boxes.
How many Americans make it to 100?
Thelma Austin, who planned planning to celebrate her 105th birthday in March, poses for a photo at the River North of Bradley nursing homeFeb. 17, 2014, in Bradley, Ill.
Amid Hearings, Comcast Ups Speeds/Hotspots
Even as executive vice president David L. Cohen testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday regarding the proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition, the Comcast home team released news that the company has now activated more than 1 million WiFi hotspots and increased Internet speeds for customers in the Northeast.
5 takeaways from the Comcast-TWC merger Senate hearing
The fate of the open Internet is at stake over one very important decision. And yet, C-SPAN 3 did not receive Super Bowl-level viewership during its 3-hour broadcast of the Comcast-TWC merger Senate hearing yesterday.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
The Detroit News
Senate panel votes to protect driver 'black box' privacy
Washington --A Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday that aims to guard driver privacy by ensuring the vehicle owner also owns any information collected by a so-called "black box" or event data recorder.
Time Dwindles For Patent Litigation Reform Bill
The Senate Judiciary Committee needs to approve a patent reform bill this week - with broad bipartisan support - to give it a good chance of becoming law during this Congress, a former top intellectual property adviser to the committee said.