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November 9, 2016
86 percent of ND voters backed Measure 1
BISMARCK — Returns showed North Dakota voters overwhelmingly supported a statewide ballot measure requiring legislators to live in the district...
November 9, 2016 - 8:24am
June 15, 2016
Voters by a wide margin keep anti-corporate ag laws
BISMARCK, N.D.—Anti-corporate farming laws in North Dakota will stand after an overwhelming vote on Tuesday in keeping them. With 35 percent of precincts reporting, 76 percent voted "no" on Measure 1 to loosening corporate farming law changes that had been passed by the 2015...
June 15, 2016 - 7:10am
May 25, 2016
North Dakotans have more questions on Measure 1
Senate Bill 2351 was passed hurriedly when the deadline for submission of bills was near, and there was very little information disseminated to the public, landowners and/or farmers. Measure 1 on the June ballot gives the people of North Dakota their chance to speak. This bill would...
May 25, 2016 - 7:20am
N.D. agriculture needs Measure 1
Measure 1 opponents want you to believe a no vote is best for family farms. As a fourth-generation family farmer, I appreciate their concern, but I doubt a no vote will help even one family farmer. It is simply a defense of the status quo, and North Dakota will continue to lose dairy...
May 25, 2016 - 7:17am
May 16, 2016
Who supports Measure 1?
It's early yet. The June 14 primary election in North Dakota still is a month away. Then again, it's only a month away — actually, just under a month. In any case, it's worth pointing out a political curiosity about the very big Measure 1 on the ballot, which is that a campaign...
May 16, 2016 - 6:34am
October 3, 2015
Families should make personal medical decisions
Less than one year ago I stood publicly with North Dakotans Against Measure 1, an amendment that would have invaded our abilities to make personal medical decisions. North Dakota voters overwhelmingly rejected the measure by 2 to 1. Today I again see the agenda of out-of-touch politicians...
October 3, 2015 - 7:58am
November 6, 2014
Measure 1 defeat sends a message
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead The convincing defeat of North Dakota Measure 1, the so-called “personhood” constitutional amendment, again reveals sophistication among voters that now has been expressed twice at the ballot box. The first was just a couple of elections ago when an...
November 6, 2014 - 8:00am
November 1, 2014
Measure 1 opponents speak out
BISMARCK — Two administrators with statewide victim advocacy groups said Friday afternoon that Measure 1 could ban abortions and emergency contraceptives for victims of rape and incest. “So many victims want that decision-making power after a sexual assault,” Linda Isakson,...
November 1, 2014 - 10:06am
October 20, 2014
A closer look at 'right to life' amendment
FARGO — It's only 19 words. But the 19 words in North Dakota's "right to life" Measure 1 could have a far-reaching impact on a range of health issues, including end-of-life care, infertility treatment and pregnancies with complications endangering the mother's life, according...
October 20, 2014 - 7:51am
October 10, 2014
Measure 1 supporters, opponents gear up
FARGO — A new poll showing a “right to life” constitutional amendment is likely to be approved by voters next month is “encouraging news,” the chairwoman of a group pushing for its passage said Thursday. “I think North Dakotans are very protective of our state laws and...
October 10, 2014 - 8:19am
October 7, 2014
Doctors: N.D. must stop in vitro fertilization if Measure 1 passes
FARGO — North Dakota's only clinic offering in vitro fertilization will have to stop the infertility treatment if voters approve an amendment next month. The three doctors who offer IVF at the Sanford Reproductive Medicine Clinic held a news conference Monday opposing Measure...
October 7, 2014 - 7:41am
June 20, 2014
UCC delegates oppose Measure 1
Delegates of the Northern Plains Conference of the United Church of Christ voted unanimously June 7 to encourage all of UCC churches in North Dakota “to educate their congregation members and wider communities regarding the end-of-life implications of Constitutional Amendment Measure...
June 20, 2014 - 8:46am
June 13, 2012
Early votes favor Measure 1 passing
Measure 1, which would amend the state Constitution to allow legislators to be appointed to statewide office, appeared headed for victory Tuesday night. As of 9 p.m., the measure had 7,586 "yes" votes and 4,597 "no" votes with 34 precincts reporting. The 2011 Legislature referred...
June 13, 2012 - 7:58am
June 4, 2012
N.D. voters to decide four measures on June 12
Measure 1 Legislator Eligibility for Office Under the present Constitution, legislators are prohibited from being appointed to any state office for which the salary has been increased. Since the Legislature routinely gives across-the-board raises to state employees, all legislators...
June 4, 2012 - 6:36am
June 2, 2012
Measure 1 overshadowed: Measures 2, 3, 4 get more attention than ballot initiative on appointing lawmakers to positions
Most people have heard debate on measures 2, 3 and 4. Measure 2 deals with property tax, Measure 3 deals with religion and Measure 4 deals with the University of North Dakota's nickname and logo. Not as many people are familiar with Measure 1. "It's the quiet measure," said Rep....
June 2, 2012 - 6:52am