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Students propose New Voices Act: University of Jamestown group pushes free speech bill to state Legislature

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JAMESTOWN — A group of University of Jamestown students hopes to protect freedom of speech for North Dakota students through the New Voices Act.

If passed, the three-pronged law would protect speech for students attending public and private colleges and universities, as well as high school students.

Advocates are still working on the text of the law, gathering support for it and preparing to bring it to legislators for vetting as soon as this summer.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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