Now that the North Dakota Legislature has closed its record-setting, 80-day 63rd Assembly, I’d like to review the apparent lack of concern shown by the super-majority Republicans for a number of public health issues.
Bernie Erickson of Fargo writes in about Gay Marriage
Rob Port of Minot writes in about higher education
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On to your list of places where young women would never text, please cross off “the back of a speeding motorcycle.”
As the dust settles following the 2013 legislative session, voters from both sides of the aisle should be proud of the work that their elected Republican majorities have done on their behalf.
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