April 29 and 30

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St.Paul Pioneer Press, 4/29, p. 4A. “Katrina aid largely unused. Documents and interviews paint picture of government bumbling and waste”. And so, the Katrina saga of horrible mismanagement continues.

StarTribune, 4/29, p. A6. “‘Successful rebuilding didn’t last”, is a story, based on a government report on shoddy construction in Iraq.

St.Paul Pioneer Press, 4/30, p. 1B. “Victim sought high security” is a story about the alleged failure of a home security system which led to the murder of two people in a domestic dispute. The government information angle is that the security system companies want access to active criminal investigative data which law enforcement will not give them until after any appeals of the alleged perpetrator.

St.Paul Pioneer Press, 4/30, p. 5B. “Wolfowitz bank seek graceful parting” updates us about the Wolfowitz scandal at the World Bank and includes an information aspect in that Wolfowitz’s attorney is threatening to get information about Bank salaries and perks and make that information public.

St.Paul Pioneer Press, 4/30, p. 2A. Story, headlined “Google pushes for public data”, describes how Google, with changes in its software, wants to work more closely with state governments to have Google used as a public access tool.

St.Paul Pioneer Press, 4/30, p. 2A. Story, headlined “Traffic stops still target minorities”, is based on a federal study. Similar story appears in 4/30 StarTribune on p. A3.

St.Paul Pioneer Press, 4/30, p. 3A. Story, headlined “Report will increase pressure on Olmert”, about a soon to be published Israeli government report on the latest war in Lebanon. Similar story appear in 4/30 StarTribune on p. A9.