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 10:09 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 4/17/13 at 12:05 AM
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 11:24 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
North Dakota’s attorney general has until May 29 to respond to a complaint filed against the state Wednesday alleging a recently passed anti-abortion law violates the state constitution. AG Wayne Stenehjem said Thursday that he has instructed three of his attorneys to research the complaint
A commencement speech by U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer this month linking legalized abortion with school shootings has attracted the attention of an Internet media outlet. Cramer’s speech was highlighted in a Huffington Post article published Thursday.
Center for Reproductive Rights challenges admitting privileges statute
Legal counsel for North Dakota’s sole abortion clinic has filed suit against Cass County and the state over one of four anti-abortion measures recently passed by the Legislature, with the intent of challenging two more.
A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive in his grimy clinic agreed Tuesday to give up his right to an appeal and faces life in prison but will be spared a death sentence.
A Philadelphia abortion doctor was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder and could face execution in the deaths of three babies who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic, in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation's debate over abortion.
How can a bunch of “lawmakers” know what is going on in the mind of a pregnant woman who has been raped or is carrying a fetus with no chance of survival? Do all these “lawmakers” have degrees in psychology and know what is best for the woman’s mind and body?
BISMARCK -- President Barack Obama, pledging to fight state efforts to ban abortion practices, said Friday that North Dakota’s most recent law prohibiting abortions as early as six weeks after conception is one attempt “to turn back the clock for policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century.”
A group of Grand Forks petitioners received the official go-head Friday from North Dakota’s secretary of state to begin collecting signatures to put three recently passed anti-abortion laws to a statewide vote.
North Dakotans are overwhelmingly conservative in their social values. Respect for all human life and the sanctity of marriage as defined as being between a man and a woman is the majority view in North Dakota.
At the end of the final day of testimony Thursday in the Fargo abortion clinic's challenge to a 2011 state law, Judge Wickham Corwin advised attorneys that he will rule that all of the challenged provisions in the law are unconstitutional.
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