STAFF BLOG FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO. The Forum/She Says holds ‘Purple Purse Day’
By Tracy Briggs
Forum News Service
Employees of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead are raising awareness about domestic violence by passing the purple purse for the YWCA of Cass Clay.
Forum Communications... Posted on 10/22/13 at 4:44 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Shutdown over, farm bill up next
By Don Davis
President Barack Obama makes new federal farm policy his third highest congressional priority now that the federal shutdown is history, but that is no guarantee a farm bill will have easy... Posted on 10/21/13 at 8:32 AM
THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG Why Are We Voting?
It seems very odd Bill Gronseth, Superintendent of Duluth Public Schools, would have the citizens of Duluth vote on a levy that will not affect property taxes. How come this levy isn't just put into e... Posted on 10/10/13 at 1:41 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Meeting Bill Butters twice is so nice
It was February, 2007, when I had the pleasure of meeting Bill Butters for the first time.
I interviewed this former professional hockey player/coach turned hockey missionary by telephone for my In... Posted on 9/27/13 at 1:57 PM
Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called on Norway's $800 billion oil fund, one of the biggest investors in the world, to spend more in the poorest countries, gaining the prime minister's support with his proposal.
The Surly Brewing Company broke ground Tuesday on its new brewery in Minneapolis more than two years after Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill giving Minnesota brewers the right to sell beer where they make it.
Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system.
The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats characterized as yet another example of a GOP war on women.
About 8 million immigrants living unlawfully in the United States would gain legal status under sweeping legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, adding the bill would push federal deficits lower in each of the next two decades.
In Spanish and English, the Senate pushed contentious immigration legislation over early procedural hurdles with deceptive ease on Tuesday as President Barack Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally a chance at citizenship.
Ambitious legislation to stanch the growing number of sexual assaults in the armed forces by overhauling the military justice system faces an uncertain future due to vigorous objections from senior Defense Department leaders and key members of Congress who are concerned the proposed changes go too far.
Donna Cassata and Richard Lardner
, June 11, 2013
A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday would block a proposal to charge a border-crossing fee for Canadians entering the United States – a fee that one Fargo-Moorhead tourism official said would encourage Canadians who shop here to stay home.
With broad support from Republicans and Democrats, a House committee Wednesday approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military commanders to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
Donna Cassata and Richard Lardner
, June 05, 2013
A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.
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