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Below is one of thewinners ofthis year's Wonky Awards as posted in the Washington Post's Wonkblog. We re-post it here (without permission).
Best use of graphs: Chris Coonss remembrance of Kent Conrad... Posted on 12/29/12 at 9:46 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Election Reflection: Why We Voted the Way We Did
The either/or (Republican or Democrat) aspect of U.S. elections provide voters with the fewest of options. Yet with so many issues to consider, it hardly seems like two is enough.
It also makes it di... Posted on 11/13/12 at 10:42 AM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND researchers eye more missions for space camera
The University of North Dakota Department of Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., to investigate adaptation of the departments... Posted on 7/26/12 at 9:12 AM
THE STUFF OF LIFE Half of Americans don't understand what a year is
US mathematics and science K-12 education ranks 48th worldwide.
49% of U.S. adults don't know how long it takes for the Earth to circle the sun.
China has replaced the United States as the world's ... Posted on 9/27/10 at 3:13 PM
Questions of conflicts of interest are continuing to haunt the North Dakota policymakers who are involved in the burgeoning oil industry. Inquiries into the issue have been spawned by the governor’s ownership of oil stocks and the previous industry connections of Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources.
Republican Rep. Wes Belter remembers a young, newly elected Bette Grande in her first legislative session in 1997 as a woman with strong beliefs and values. Belter, of Fargo, was assigned to the new Fargo Republican as part of the Legislature’s mentor program. Over the last 16 years, he says hasn’t seen her flinch once.
The FBI came calling after maps of urban rail tunnels and gas lines were posted online. Microsoft aggressively complained following the website's publication of a confidential handbook on company policies for helping police. Other critics have gone further, warning that some of the postings could aid America's enemies.
Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.
Striking a decidedly populist tone, President Barack Obama stood in a resurrected factory Wednesday, imploring lawmakers to work as hard as American blue-collar workers as he pitched his plan to jump-start manufacturing and expand opportunities for the middle class.
North Dakota’s application to waive certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act will be reviewed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the federal executive committee without further revision required, Kirsten Baesler, state superintendent of public instruction, said Monday.
Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.
After decades of requiring developers to dedicate land for park use, Grand Forks officials are looking at reworking the policy in hopes of spurring city growth. The law requires developers to set aside 8 percent of a residential development for parks or pay 8 percent of the land’s value to the park district.
North Dakota is joining 33 other states in asking the federal government to waive the performance criteria required by the No Child Left Behind legislation signed into law in 2002. The law was a national effort to raise reading and math proficiency in public schools.
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