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What's Wrong Wednesday: One picture is worth a thousand words
3/4/14 at 9:49 AM What’s Wrong Wednesday: Survey Finds Just 1 in 3 with Intellectual Disabilities Employed 2/26/14 at 9:15 AM
Freedom Friday: Unjustified institutionalization of people with disabilities 2/21/14 at 8:52 AM
Judge tells Legislature to act on sex offender treatment program
By Don Davis A federal judge is putting pressure on the Minnesota Legislature to change how the state deals with some sex offenders. Thursday, five days before the Minnesota Legislature is to convene ...
2/20/14 at 5:11 PM High court care case expands 1/21/14 at 6:53 PM
Court ruling allows stadium finance plan to proceed 1/21/14 at 5:05 PM
Des Moines Arch Bridges to Disappear???
Grand Avenue Bridge scheduled to be replaced next year. Other arch bridges over the Des Moines River to follow? The City of Des Moines cannot seem to keep itself out of the spotlight lately, when i...
2/7/14 at 5:32 AM The Bridges of Des Moines Part II: The Arch Bridges 10/17/13 at 10:47 AM
The Many Faces of Bankruptcy
In 2005, Congress adopted The Bankruptcy Abuse Protection and Consumer Protection Act. The changes made to the existing Bankruptcy Code were significant and sweeping, especially for those with persona...
2/3/14 at 10:03 AM
SAFE SCHOOLS, SAFE KIDS: Sobriety Monitoring Program
By School Resource Officer Wes Libner, Soputh HighSchool Wes.Libner@fargo.k12.nd.us Recently, I attended a meeting at Juvenile Court, where I became aware of an alternative sentencing program associat...
12/11/13 at 9:30 AM "Road to Little Rock" debuts to packed house 1/30/13 at 10:27 AM
Juvenile drug court - its success measures up 1/22/13 at 9:53 AM
Lawyering up North Dakota
By Juan Miguel Pedraza,University & Public Affairs Writer Supreme Court chief justice notes 21 of state's 53 counties have fewer than four attorneys. Four counties have none. A Law School pilot...
11/7/13 at 5:53 PM North Dakota Supreme Court to hear four arguments at UND Law School 11/1/13 at 4:04 PM
UND Law Professor a rising star among global media 4/30/12 at 9:40 AM
Co-Parenting Counseling – A No-Win Sitch For Domestic Violence Victims
Divorcing an abuser is no easy feat. And when children are part of the equation? Its a tightrope walk with no net. I never felt that sense of fear and powerlessness quite so acutely during my own jou...
8/31/13 at 5:45 PM
God should have made me a Black lesbian.
Today California's Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. Today our country's constitution once again served as the foundation for equal rights. Today t...
6/26/13 at 11:47 PM A first person account of animal cruelty... 1/20/12 at 9:11 AM
18 a day...do the math. 5/29/11 at 7:58 AM
Appeals court throws out petition seeking to stop Minnesota wolf season
Minnesotas Court of Appeals threw out a petition this morning seeking to stop wolf hunting and trapping in the state. The states inaugural wolf season was held starting last November. In dismissing ...
5/28/13 at 10:56 AM
My Unwanted Follower
Sometimes, when were young and nubile and wearing tight pants, guys follow a little close. And while my pants may fit a little tighter than what I like now and then, Im no longer young and nubile, so...
9/6/12 at 2:02 PM
Prisons Should be for Protection and Rehabilitation--Not Revenge
In November 2009, Andrew Conley, 17, was wrestling with his 10-year old brother when he decided to put a choke hold on him. This was no innocent big brother antic, however. It was the act of a killer....
8/1/12 at 11:01 AM On Freedom, China, and ObamaCare 7/4/12 at 9:22 AM
The Right to Life; The Right to End It. 6/29/12 at 8:55 AM
Well, not that focused ...
There are no reports so far of Speaker John Boehner crying over the somewhat surprising decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Obamacare. But the famously weep-happy Boehner has changed his tune on ...
6/28/12 at 4:50 PM Stephanie and Shakespeare 3/27/12 at 12:03 PM
Cameras in the courtroom. Sometimes 2/28/11 at 1:08 PM
Reactions pour in to health care ruling
Reactions have been pouring in all day to the Supreme Court's ruling this morning on the health care reform law. If there was any doubt that Americans feel a strong personal stake in health care, it'...
6/28/12 at 2:52 PM
Religious Circumcision for Males is Physical Abuse
A regional court in Germany has just ruled that circumcision for religious reasons is abuse and that faith communities that practice this on infants must now wait until the boy is old enough to decide...
6/28/12 at 2:07 PM
How will health care reform impact me?
One question we keep hearing from members, neighbors, friends and family members is how health care reform and the Supreme Courts ruling will impact them. There is no easy answer to that because the a...
4/4/12 at 10:28 AM