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Congress to investigate rail safety
By Don Davis The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns. A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while o...
2/11/14 at 10:48 AM Political noebook: Collin Peterson re-election decision pending 2/3/14 at 10:13 AM
Negotiators reach deal on farm bill 1/27/14 at 8:44 PM
Federal Education Laws and Local Schools
There are eight Federal Education Laws that have not been renewed for several years, yet the laws have influence on local decisions about delivering quality education for our students. By Superintende...
1/31/14 at 9:00 AM North High student elected International DECA president 5/3/12 at 3:40 PM
2013 Christmas Market Tour: Gera (Thuringia)
Situated along the White Elster in eastern Thuringia, one does not pay attention to the third largest city in the state known as Gera, for many reasons. Once dubbed as the industrial hub in the form...
12/13/13 at 2:12 AM
Is Kristi Noem taking the right approach to school lunch?
Kristi Noem is attempting to roll back some of the school lunch regulations that went into effect last year. She seems to generally support the effort to get kids to eat healthier, but she thinks the ...
12/4/13 at 12:03 PM 2014: The intrigue, the feud and the damage done 5/21/13 at 6:24 PM
Don't underestimate the Zachary factor 4/23/13 at 1:17 PM
What's Wrong Wednesday: What the federal government shutdown means for disability services
TheUnited States federal governmententered ashutdownon October 1, 2013, suspendingdiscretionaryservices deemed "non-essential" by theAntideficiency Act.As a result of the gov...
10/2/13 at 8:12 AM Freedom Friday: Equal Opportunity for Americans with Disabilities 8/30/13 at 10:07 AM
Freedom Friday: Human rights and people with disabilities 8/9/13 at 8:16 AM
The non-passage penalty - starting at $13,375,000 a day.
Well, our government is partially shutdown today because we have legislators that have not been able to come to a majority consensus. It does not imbue me with confidence that these folks are running ...
10/1/13 at 10:16 PM Unacceptable losses 6/9/12 at 9:22 PM
Allow me to be blunt... 3/2/12 at 11:24 PM
Citizen Forum: Voice your environmental concerns
The Minnesota Environmental Congress will hold a Citizen Forum from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the CMU Ballroom. State agency commissioners will give a brief presentation about Minnesotas Enviro...
12/11/12 at 6:14 PM
Post-Election Insights: Helpful Links
We are in the heat of election season and you may be wondering....what happens next? Here is a link to a helpful research document from Eaton Vance that discusses the Fiscal Cliff. I am not a...
11/2/12 at 8:59 AM
Student’s Language Skills Essential at Library of Congress
Julia Cater 14, Midland, Texas, loves libraries. She also loves the German language. Her internship at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., allows her to indulge in both. Cater is making info...
8/23/12 at 2:05 PM
House votes to repeal health care reform, Senate repeal unlikely
By Ryan Schuster Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, 244-185 today, but the vote is not expected to end the controversy over the legislation anytime ...
7/11/12 at 12:29 PM
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven speaker at May 7 UND School of Law Commencement
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota will be the featured speaker at the University of North Dakota School of Law spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., May 7, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. ...
4/26/11 at 4:43 PM Earl Pomeroy to receive honorary degree at UNDâ€™s spring commencement May 14 4/25/11 at 2:43 PM
U.S. Sen. Byron Dorganâ€™s Congressional archives to be housed in UND Special Collections 12/14/10 at 6:54 PM
I Can't Believe I Was There
I like to think that I have a decent vocabulary. I'd also like to think that if I had to describe a situation, any situation, I'd have a wide array of words at my disposal in which to choose. But...
1/26/11 at 8:32 AM
Of all the birds, owls figure quite prominently in human lore. Mostly the nocturnal winged beasts are depicted as spooky creatures of the dark. But given the birds' penchant for sitting quietly and st...
1/26/11 at 6:42 AM
Thanks to Congressman Earl Pomeroy for joining us on WDAZ News @5 yesterday. It was his first broadcast interview since the election. Actually, I was surprised that he agreed to do the interview Wedn...
11/6/10 at 8:12 AM
mama mondays: undeserved blessings
A whole lot of things are going right at present, and I find myself feeling giddy about it all. Not that everything is perfect, but there does seem to be an abundance of the good stuff these days. I...
10/4/10 at 12:00 AM