THE NEW FORTY Senate Bill 2326...don't drink the Kool-Aid!
It is a good thing I don't live in Bismarck. Heaven only knows how much time I would spend at the Capitol frothing at the mouth while trying to convey to legislators the idiocy of some of the things t... Posted on 2/17/13 at 12:22 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Creationism vs. Evolution
I saw a DVD in my public library called "Lies in the Textbook". Before I had a chance to pick it up, assumptions came to mind. I thought it was going to be a jab at the way history books have been a p... Posted on 9/25/12 at 8:12 AM
NIE ROCKS Resources for Constitution Day Sept. 17
September 17th is Constitution Day.Did you know all U.S. public schools kindergarten through university level are required to teach about the Constitution on Constitution Day on Sept. 17?
According... Posted on 9/6/12 at 8:00 AM
REGGIE TALES Moonrise Kingdom: Reviewed
I think I've officially lost all faith in my abilities to pick movies I think I'll like. This past weekend I went to the can't miss "Moonrise Kingdom" which has quietly opened across the nation in a... Posted on 7/17/12 at 10:50 AM
BISMARCK — Penalties for drunk driving may soon be ramped up. The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed House Bill 1302, which significantly enhances the penalties, provides funding for education on the effects of binge drinking and incentivizes sobriety, said Sen. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson.
BISMARCK — Senate lawmakers shot down a bill Thursday that would have given gay and lesbian North Dakotans the weight of state law behind legal battles against employers or landlords who discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
BISMARCK — A bill in the North Dakota House seeks to change the process for citizen-initiated grand juries, a statute few were aware was on the books until Dunn County residents petitioned to investigate the governor last year.
FARGO — North Dakota craft beer makers who have been foaming at the mouth for legislation that would allow microbreweries to peddle a certain amount of ale to restaurants and bars without paying a distributor may finally be tasting success.
FARGO — When Fargo officials talked this week about proposed legislation and whether a given bill fell in the “support” or “oppose” category, Police Chief Keith Ternes added a third option — “strongly oppose.”
WEST FARGO — The governor supports a stricter drunken driving law. The attorney general does too. And the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Kim Koppelman of West Fargo, plans to introduce the bill that would make North Dakota the 16th state to impose mandatory jail time on first-time DUI offenders.
Any wishes farmers and ranchers may have had that a new farm bill would be reauthorized by U.S. Congress before November were dashed last week when lawmakers departed Washington, D.C., for an election recess without passing legislation or making decisions regarding crop insurance coverage.
GRAND FORKS — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said a comprehensive energy plan he introduced in the U.S. Senate this week follows the EmPower North Dakota formula he used a decade ago as North Dakota governor to groom the path to the state’s currently thriving energy industry.
The U.S. Congressional House Committee on
Agriculture approved the farm bill Thursday by a vote of 35-11.
The House bill would slash spending by $35 billion over 10 years.
The farm bill is what makes it possible for farmers in North Dakota and across the country to provide a “safe, secure food supply”, said Woody Barth, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown, which hosted a public meeting Tuesday at the pavilion in Belfield.
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