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Legislation that would require North Dakota high school students to pass a civics exam based on the U.S. citizenship test before they can graduate cruised through the House of Representatives on Thursday.
BISMARCK – A bill that would require the University of North Dakota to wait until July 2017 to adopt a new nickname as a replacement for the “Fighting Sioux” received...
A bill that would require North Dakota high school students to pass a civics test based on the U.S. citizenship exam before graduating cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday with flying colors – specifically red, white and blue.
Contentious orders approved by North Dakota regulators to curb natural gas flaring and make Bakken crude oil safer for transport would be dragged back through a lengthy rulemaking process or become void under a bill sponsored by nine Republican lawmakers.
Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner says “the integrity of the Senate is on the line” in upcoming confirmation hearings for State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich and another board member, after a string of controversies within the North Dakota University System.
Legislation that would provide state funding to expand early childhood education in North Dakota drew plenty of support during its first hearing Tuesday, but leaders of two education groups also said they want to ensure it’s not a gateway to vouchers for private schools.
Technology designed to ease traffic jams in California could find a new testing ground on North Dakota’s vast stretches of highway if state lawmakers approve a bill heard Friday that would set rules for testing self-driving vehicles.
BISMARCK – Competing proposals to fast-track more than $800 million for infrastructure projects in the Oil Patch and non-oil producing areas will get their first shake in the Senate Appropriations...
North Dakota elected officials could legally pack heat in the state Capitol and other public buildings if lawmakers approve a bill sponsored by a dozen Republicans.
BISMARCK – Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider, D-Grand Forks, called it “somewhat of a foregone conclusion.” Republican Sen. Lonnie Laffen, also from Grand Forks, said it’s “a done deal.” North...