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NORTH DAKOTA

"Faith Conversations" writer Roxane B. Salonen interviews several members of a group of women in the state who regret getting an abortion.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a former tech mogul, recently gave $935,000 to the Dakota Leadership PAC. The committee is targeting eight legislative districts with political ads, including Districts 8, 15, 19, 25, 28, 33, 35 and 39, its chairman confirmed.
The Good Samaritan Society, owned by Sanford Health, announced plans Tuesday to close the facility within 60 days. Sanford confirmed they will include a stipulation in any sale of the building that will prevent it from continuing to be used for health care services of any kind in the future.
“In rural states like North Dakota, patients often struggle to get the care they need due to a variety of factors, one being distance to the nearest provider. I am proud to support this legislation, which will prevent unnecessary regulatory barriers from hampering the advancement and implementation of telehealth services,” Rep. Kelly Armstrong said.

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"I no longer have to answer your questions," she told a reporter.
These supposed liberty lovers will argue that the state constitution makes Burgum's political engagement illegal.
North Dakota's all-Republican congressional delegation acknowledged the "evil" and heartbreaking nature of the massacre and stated a willingness to look into reinforcing gun laws without infringing on the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
"The complainant has been made whole. A check was cut, and an affidavit was signed," Sen. Jason Heitkamp's defense attorney says.
Rep. Luke Simons, who is proud of his historic expulsion from the North Dakota Legislature, used his Facebook account to hatch a conspiracy theory about the Uvalde, Texas, shooting.
On this episode of Plain Talk we discuss the tragedy in Texas, and discuss proposal from a Republican legislative primary candidate to cut North Dakota property taxes by 50 percent.

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North Dakota has a ban on corporate contributions to political candidates, but based on a few examples around the state, it seems many candidates are either flouting it, or not even aware it exists.
"Today, the political contingency that's long demanded that 'the gummit' stay out of their business, is one step closer to controlling women's reproductive decisions — another unfunded government mandate. 'We're with ya, baby, right up to the delivery. Then, you gotta pull yourself up by your bootie straps.'"
We should be using our free press, and our consent as voters, to hold arrogant, bullying politicians who have grown far too comfortable with their power accountable. We shouldn't be encouraging them.

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