THE NEW FORTY Unacceptable losses
The suicide rate of active duty military membersis up to about one a day. Whenwe add this to the 18 veteran suicides a day that have been documented overthe past few yearswe should be horrified. One a... Posted on 6/9/12 at 9:22 PM
REGGIE TALES More D.C. Randomness
*I met Senator John McCain yesterday. Senator John Hoeven introduced us. It was one of the coolest moments ever. Very nice guy, and he told us how much he loved North Dakotans, especially the ones tha... Posted on 1/27/11 at 9:44 AM
This week, we scored a major victory for the people who live and work throughout the Missouri River basin. The U.S. Senate passed the States’ Water Rights Act, legislation I introduced and attached to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to bar the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from charging a storage fee for water drawn from the Missouri River reservoirs.
FARGO — The U.S. Senate is poised for a final vote Monday on a bill that would give states the authority to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on goods shipped to places like North Dakota and Minnesota. The House will eventually vote on the bill, too, and unlike past attempts there is growing consensus a law will be enacted this time around.
GRAND FORKS — Two unmanned aircraft systems projects centered on the Grand Forks Air Force Base are on schedule, according to officials. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., met with industry and local representatives Wednesday to discuss an application to make the base a test site for integration of unmanned aircraft in commercial airspace and the development of a technology park on the grounds of the base.
WASHINGTON - North Dakota’s senators are on different sides of the political aisle, but they do agree on one thing: The Senate’s gun control debate should focus more on dealing with the mentally ill and criminals than on expanding background checks to buy those weapons.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s director of the Forest Service has agreed to expedite the process for claims for landowners who incurred losses in last week’s Pautre Fire in South Dakota and North Dakota, according to a release by the office of Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
A crystal ball capable of predicting the presidential approval of an international pipeline to bring Canada’s tar sands oil to Texas refineries has yet to be found as a top official with the Sierra Club this week put the chances at 50 percent.
North Dakota is facing a housing crisis, and not just in the Oil Patch. With cities such as Grand Forks and Rugby also experiencing housing woes, officials are brainstorming ways to create affordable housing across the state.
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