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Measure 1 begs issue of representativeness
Measure No. 1 on the November ballot is a constitutional amendment that would require all legislators to live in the districts they represent and, if they move out of the district, they must resign. The proposed amendment is simple and direct, but it attempts to solve a problem that...
2 hours 57 min ago
August 30, 2016
National interests taking over state initiatives
When the initiated proposal for Marsy's Law, backed by California billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III, appeared in North Dakota, native commentators worried about out-of-state meddling in the state's initiative process. One of the opponents of Marsy's Law pinpointed the issue at a Bismarck...
August 30, 2016 - 8:54am
August 22, 2016
Cigarette tax initiated to bypass obstinate Legislature
North Dakota voters will be casting ballots in November on an initiated measure that would add $1.73 to the present cigarette tax of 44 cents. It would be the first cigarette tax hike in 23 years. After two bipartisan bills in the 2015 session failed, Rep. Jon Nelson, R-Rugby, predicted...
August 22, 2016 - 7:41am
July 19, 2016
It's time for a 'Marshall Plan' for ND reservations
Speaking some time ago to a four-state meeting of tribal leaders in Billings, Alvin Windy Boy, a Montana Chippewa, suggested that reservations deserved a Marshall Plan akin to the post-World War II $120 billion program that rebuilt Europe. "We were annihilated by the turn of the century...
July 19, 2016 - 9:58am
June 20, 2016
Hoops, red tape bog down sex trafficking effort
Frustration is rampant among applicants for $1.25 million appropriated by the last legislative session for training programs to help victims of sex trafficking. The appropriation was passed with an emergency clause, which means that the program could have begun as soon as the bill...
June 20, 2016 - 7:41am
May 30, 2016
Expect red herring on victim rights measure
With the gubernatorial race settled in June and the North Dakota presidential vote a foregone conclusion, excitement in the fall election may depend on Marsy's Law, an initiated amendment to the state constitution establishing a sweeping series of new rights for crime victims. Let's...
May 30, 2016 - 7:12am
March 28, 2016
N.D. gives up on getting smarter voters
Appearing on "Fox & Friends," conservative commentator Ann Coulter proposed that literacy tests become a prerequisite for voting because it bothered her that the votes of ignorant people counted as much as hers. At the other end of the political spectrum, President Barack Obama suggested...
March 28, 2016 - 6:34am
January 18, 2016
HSC plans to fight terrorism
“Why is the red warning flag flying on Street Light No. 7?” Orville Jordan inquired loudly as members of the Homeland Security Committee streamed into the frigid community hall. The conversation continued at fever pitch as the town’s 14 electors jockeyed for the best seats....
January 18, 2016 - 7:35am
November 2, 2015
Do protection orders prevent domestic violence?
The month of October was spent emphasizing the problem of domestic and spouse abuse in North Dakota. While the publicity was commendable, it was not focused sufficiently to result in concrete corrective action. The subject of abuse is broad, too broad for definitive responses. As...
November 2, 2015 - 7:48am
October 5, 2015
Why the teacher shortage is here to stay
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Kirsten Baesler moved quickly to deal with the 200-teacher shortage with school opening just weeks away. An 11-member Educator Recruitment and Retention Task Force was formed to assess the problem and propose solutions....
October 5, 2015 - 7:56am
August 17, 2015
Women legislators speak up about representation
Recently, a number of women legislators agreed to share their insights about serving in the North Dakota Legislative Assembly. None of them suggested that 30 percent of the men give their seats to women to equalize representativeness for 51 percent of the population now holding...
August 17, 2015 - 7:38am
January 26, 2015
Bad alert! Legislature is meeting
Let them eat cake. As expected, the first issue to be considered by the North Dakota Legislature was taxes. The Republicans want to cut income taxes while the Democrats want to reduce property taxes. Both parties are wrong. Cutting the income tax helps only those with incomes; cutting...
January 26, 2015 - 7:29am
October 6, 2014
Parenting measure would burden women most
On Aug. 19, we received a message from one of the major supporters of Measure 6 — the equal parenting measure — threatening us with a lawsuit if we wrote anything that he thought was false. We still have the email as it was sent. As readers may recall, a parenting measure was...
October 6, 2014 - 8:18am
June 16, 2014
Online for-profit education programs are questionable
As a faculty member who spent more than 25 years teaching in a university, I have been somewhat skeptical about the rosy promises being made by the online for-profit universities and colleges. I am not alone. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has rallied 32 states to participate...
June 16, 2014 - 8:10am
January 20, 2014
Column: Bakken doctor joins med school recruitment
By Lloyd Omdahl, Columnist Dr. Gary Ramage of Watford City, N.D., a strong advocate of recruiting family practitioners for smaller communities, has underlined his interest in a response to last week’s column on the crisis in medical education. Here are his comments, slightly...
January 20, 2014 - 6:43am