RURAL REFLECTIONS Bullit
Occasionally I write a column which consists of unrelated topics
which I call bullets, as in bullet points. If you read this week's
title aloud it sounds appropriate however it's spelling is ... Posted on 5/5/13 at 6:22 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Lawmakers Should Be Held Responsible for Harmful Laws
In America, people are required to repay others when they harm them--intentional or accidental. If a bicycle manufacturer produces a bike with a bad pedal, and it causes you to break your leg, you hav... Posted on 2/10/13 at 11:00 AM
THE NEW FORTY Damn straight Keith Ternes!
I am a law abiding citizen, for the most part. I have a healthy respect for laws and law enforcement, most of the time. I may violate an occasional traffic law by exceeding the speed limit or by parki... Posted on 1/25/13 at 7:44 PM
Don Fischer wouldn’t be shocked if more customers soon bolted to his south Fargo Spy Shop to purchase a stun gun. Others are hoping North Dakota doesn’t become stun gun central after two bills deregulating the weapons passed easily through the Legislature and await the signature of Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
A veterinarian here who sought an attorney general’s opinion on whether city officials unreasonably delayed his public records request says the “absurd” response he received highlights a flaw in the state’s open records laws.
The authority to initiate and refer laws, often called “direct democracy,” has been a constant irritant to the Legislature but, in fact, it has saved the Assembly from some unpleasant job-threatening controversies.
Take our century-long seesaw fight over alcohol.
The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key section of the landmark voting rights law at the Supreme Court by pointing reformed state, county and local governments to an escape hatch from the law's strictest provision.
President Barack Obama will tell select Minnesotans on Monday about his plan to reduce gun violence by increasing gun-buyer background checks, outlawing assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips and strengthening programs to prevent the mentally ill from become mass shooters.
North Dakota's 63rd legislative session is well under way and lawmakers are set to consider bills that range from booze sales on Sundays and taxes on cigarettes to setbacks and flaring regulations for oil wells. Here's a glimpse of what's to come.
Citing a workplace shooting last fall in Minneapolis and other incidents, a coalition of law enforcement officers, mental health advocates and others said it's time for lawmakers to strengthen the state's gun-buyer background checks and give people with untreated mental illnesses better access to services.
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