Allison Sherry

Senior Political Correspondent | Washington D.C.
Phone: 202-383-6120
I arrived at the Strib in March 2014, though was already living in D.C. Previously, I was the one-man bureau for the Denver Post. Before my beltway arrival in January 2011, I worked in the Denver newsroom covering an array of beats from health care to education, from poverty and the Great Recession to state politics.

Recent content from Allison Sherry

Rep. John Kline moves to loosen new school lunch standards

Kline and the powerful food lobby that donates money to him, say the new rules are onerous and expensive for school districts and there is more food waste when students are required to take foods they would not otherwise choose.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 10:25 AM

Sen. Klobuchar aide knew about abortion language, failed to tell boss

But senator was not alerted, her office says.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 08:32 AM

Abortion provision jeopardizes bipartisan sex-trafficking measure

Republicans added the abortion funding language, senators say.

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 09:23 PM

Freshman Emmer points to new approach in Congress

Tom Emmer, a one-time gubernatorial candidate who for years made headlines for his conservative fire and edgy ideas, is calming down. That doesn’t mean he’s less conservative.

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 10:24 AM

Angry local Somalis allege racial profiling, harassment at airports

Despite security clearances from the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, Somali youth leader Mohamed Farah from Minneapolis says he cannot board a plane at the Twin Cities airport without being stopped and double-screened by agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 10:21 AM

Stalemate continues on helping Somali-Americans wire money

It’s been exceedingly hard lately for Somali-Americans to wire cash back to families in their homeland after the main California-based bank that facilitated the bulk of the business halted Somalia transfers Feb. 7. The bank stopped doing business in Somalia after the Treasury Department issued a cease-and-desist order last year because bank officials could not adequately prove all of the money being wired from the United States was going to legitimate sources.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 08:12 PM

MOA could be hurt if Homeland Security funds dry up

Secretary Jeh Johnson stopped short Tuesday of saying potential terrorist targets like Bloomington’s Mall of America would be more vulnerable.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 09:35 AM

Sens. Franken, Klobuchar adjust to life in the (Democratic) minority

It’s a new world for both of Minnesota’s Democratic senators, who say they are slowly adjusting to a life in...

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 06:13 AM

Minnesota officials, imams talk up outreach at White House

Minnesota program tries to stop youths from joining jihadists

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 11:48 PM

Trust, action key in Minnesota's fight against extremism

On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger will present his work in Minnesota's Somali community, along with religious, school and community leaders in the state, at a Washington summit on countering violent extremism.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 09:02 AM

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