Although women make up about 50 percent of the work force, only a very small percentage are in leadership positions either in business or politics.
It’s time to start a dialogue about that, said Deb Alber, and to discuss ways to get more women involved, particularly in politics. In the North Dakota Legislature, there are only six women out of the 47 senators and only 17 women out of 94 state representatives. In local government, only about 10 percent are women.
Sen. Christopher Dodd has decided against succeeding his friend Edward Kennedy as chairman of the Senate panel focused on overhauling the nation’s health care system, a Senate aide confirmed Tuesday.
Dodd’s decision means that he will continue to lead the Senate’s banking committee and focus his efforts on pushing through a major overhaul of federal banking regulations.
By Anne Flaherty, The Associated Press
, September 09, 2009
The North Dakota Judicial Nominating Committee will be in Jamestown later this month to review applicants for the new Southeast District judgeship position.
The committee will be in Jamestown on Sept. 22-23 and will interview six candidates for the job, said Bill Neumann, North Dakota State Bar Association executive director and treasurer and secretary for the committee.
North Dakota lawmakers are looking into the office space needs of state government, and whether to put up a new building on the Capitol grounds.
State facilities management director John Boyle said a long-term plan envisions at least one new building on the grounds. But Boyle said he’s not sure whether the cost can be justified.
Senators sent a combined property tax and income tax package back to the drawing board Tuesday, with several saying their vote was “a message to the House” that the proposed tax cuts are issues to be voted on separately.
“We have a few days yet,” said Sen. Connie Triplett, D-Grand Forks. “There is some time to work on this and I really think this is an opportunity to send a clear message across the aisle that these are separate issues.”
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
, April 29, 2009
As a teenager growing up in Mexico, one woman said her parents expected her to live at home until she got married.
The residents of Tijuana, Mexico, are traditional, said Carolina Stromberg, 29, who now works as a buyer at Goodrich in Jamestown. But Tijuana residents aren’t as traditional as interior cities, she said.
The Jamestown Branch of AAUW will host “Overcoming Gender Barriers,” a panel discussion, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Otter Tail Power Community Room, 315 Second St. S.E., Jamestown (east door). The public is invited to attend.
February 26, 2009
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