STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators voted to increase funding designed to produce jobs.
The House voted 73-59 for the jobs and economic development bill that for the next two years provides $100 milli... Posted on 5/16/13 at 9:09 PM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II writing wednesdays: hiding from truth
I've got my flashlight out today, and I'm shining a light on a situation that most of us wish wasn't so.
It's Writing Wednesday and my post today (yes, you're to go read it!) touches on the respo... Posted on 4/16/13 at 11:05 PM
THE NEW FORTY The land that time forgot...
Fargo took the Midwest title in the Weather Channel's "Toughest Weather City" tournament. Fargo advanced to the Final Four after beating out International Falls by a mere forty votes. Well, at least t... Posted on 3/30/13 at 10:24 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Drum roll please!
The final tally is in. The total raised at Tuesday nights annual fundraising banquet for the clients of the Women's Pregnancy Center in Grand Forks is: $122,229.
This is the most money we have ever r... Posted on 10/11/12 at 10:43 AM
A Michigan woman has sued the U.S. Catholic bishops, arguing that a Catholic hospital in Michigan denied her adequate treatment during a painful miscarriage because of a policy banning even the discussion of abortion as an option.
Groups opposed to new restrictions on abortion in Texas filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday to halt part of a law that prompted a dozen clinics in the state to stop performing the procedure.
A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means at least 12 clinics won't be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.
A federal judge determined Monday that new Texas abortion restrictions place an unconstitutional burden on women seeking to end a pregnancy, a ruling that keeps open dozens of abortion clinics across the state while officials appeal.
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They clutch rosary beads and signs, and they sing and pray together. Each of them holds two thoughts: a deep certainty that they’re on the right side of a “spiritual battle,” and an enduring hope that their signs and prayers may help one woman reconsider getting an abortion.
In a land of “liberty” and “opportunity,” it is hard to imagine a person’s worth being assigned to him based on his ability. But this is exactly what we do when we allow elective abortion based on a genetic abnormality diagnosis.
Approximately 66,000 pink and blue flags planted at the grounds of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks Friday evening symbolized abortions in North Dakota since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling against restrictions on the procedure.
An attempt to fix a problem with the national health care law has created a situation in which members of Congress and their staffers could gain access to abortion coverage. That's a benefit currently denied to them and to all federal employees who get health insurance through the government's plan.
A Cass County judge issued an injunction Wednesday blocking a state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges in local hospitals, less than 24 hours before the law would have gone into effect.
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