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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...
opinion / editorials
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,...
news / state
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...
news / state
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...
news / state
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...
news / state
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...
life / religion
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
June 4, 2010
Letter to the editor: Support Humane Society's work with 'yes' vote
My family, along with many other families in Jamestown, have adopted pets from the James River Humane Society or maybe have pets buried in the pet cemetary on the Humane Society property. We appreciate the caring people who volunteer endless hours there in so many ways. Besides giving...
letters / opinion
June 4, 2010 - 7:30am
What we think: Vote 'yes' on City Measure 1
The James River Humane Society is asking for a half-mill property tax increase to support its operation and we think Jamestown should support it. JRHS is asking for a minimal amount -- $2.25 cents per year on a $100,000 home -- to support the shelter that cares for about 150 cats...
editorials / opinion
June 4, 2010 - 7:23am