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Herald editorial board UND has a new athletic director, and by all indications, he plans to hit the ground running. Bill Chaves comes into the position from Eastern Washington University, where he has been AD since 2007. He officially starts his position at UND on March 1.
Above all else, dishonesty has made us weary of Washington and the way our system currently works. Exactly who can we believe anymore? The latest is the alleged comment by President Trump, who last week evidently referred to several countries—including Haiti, El Salvador and a few from Africa—as "s-hole" nations.
Herald editorial board A Cambridge University study released in 2016 showed the number of complaints by the public against law-enforcement officers in the United Kingdom fell 93 percent in one year after officers began wearing body cameras. The findings of the research showed 113 complaints against officers during the trial year period, down from 1,539 the year before. No other policing measure came close to such radical changes, according to the lead researcher on that project.
Herald editorial board It's difficult to not sympathize with parents who worry schools will close in Grand Forks. A group of northside parents visited with the Herald's editorial board Friday, outlining myriad concerns about rumblings they feel could result in the closure of the town's "W" schools: Winship, Wilder and West. These are deemed "neighborhood" schools and for good reason, since they have small enrollments and are within safe walking distance for children of the northside neighborhoods.
Herald editorial board President Donald Trump is trying hard to discredit a tell-all book that is as brutal as it is interesting. Disclaimer: We haven't actually read the book. We've seen numerous excerpts and heard anecdotes from "Fire and Fury," which is No. 1 on Amazon's sales ranking.
Herald editorial board Looking back through the spectacles of time, it seems the life of John E. Myra was a sad one. Myra moved in 1883 from Wisconsin to what later would become North Dakota. His first job in Dakota Territory was loading coal into train cars at Arvilla. That blue-collar introduction to the region was followed by several entrepreneurial endeavors, including a general store and later a farm machinery and lumber business. He later began acquiring land and eventually became one of the largest landowners in the Red River Valley.
Herald editorial board Following are highlights of letters, Viewpoints and editorials from the Herald's opinion pages in December: Dec. 1 So, what comes first? Protecting American lives or waiting for mushroom clouds to rise over the United States? We will not worry about climate change, tax tables or politics when sanctions fail and the dying survivors struggle to bury the millions of dead. Paul P. Robinette Jr., Grand Forks Dec. 1
In October, a Gallup Poll showed that more Americans than ever support legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Sixty-four percent of Americans are now in favor, the poll showed.
Herald editorial board In today's polarized political landscape, it's sometimes difficult to decipher what, exactly, is happening when a newsworthy event hits the wires. So with that in mind, here are left/right views of what at first glance appears to be good news regarding the Republican-based tax reform bill. President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion measure Friday and, by many accounts, it will affect nearly every family and business in the United States.
Herald editorial board It was a year ago this week. During Christmas break, a college student from Grand Forks chose to return to school in Fargo via Amtrak, the train service that zips through this region in the wee hours of the morning. The train was due shortly after 1 a.m. and the trip was scheduled to last about 75 minutes. The price was reasonable — about $20. But the 1 a.m. train didn't pull in until well after 3 a.m. The trip to Fargo took two hours.