This is News in :90 for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.
In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.
Al Franken’s replacement is named, a Democrat wins the senate in Alabama for the first time since 1992, and a man who detonated a pipe bomb in a New York subway tunnel faces charges. Reporter Kailyn Johnson has today’s News in :90.
Minnesota’s governor has chosen Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to fill Sen. Al Franken’s seat until the November election, and she will run in that election to complete the final two years of Franken’s term.
This is News in :90 for Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.
After weeks of looming concern, St. Thomas simultaneously hosted two series of events, Man, Woman and the Order of Creation and Trans Solidarity, Monday with high turnout and low hostility.
A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and sending New York commuters fleeing in terror through the smoky passageway.
Security was tight as protesters picketed on Monday morning outside the O’Shaughnessy Education Center, where two opposing conferences were being held.
Sen. Al Franken’s resignation, snow in the Deep South, a Stop @ Buzzed campaign and a new nonprofit on campus are all part of today’s News in :90.
St. Thomas sophomore Chuecheng Yang recently founded the nonprofit company Elewake, which sells snack bags to students and uses the proceeds to buy winter hats and mittens for elementary students at the Hmong International Academy in the Twin Cities.
The student-led campaign Stop @ Buzzed is implementing programs to help students make smart decisions regarding alcohol.
The St. Thomas professor who lost to Minnesota Sen. Al Franken in the 2008 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Senate primary said Thursday that he believed Franken was not resigning for the right reasons.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he’ll resign in the coming weeks amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
University Affairs Editor Emily Sweeney summarizes the biographies of the 21 Tommie Award nominees for 2018.
The St. Thomas music department puts on in annual Christmas concert at Orchestra Hall, and Al Franken denies another allegation. Reporter MacKenzie Bailey has today’s News in :90.