STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Americans in for a surprise, and plenty more fiscal debate
Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Years Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal b... Posted on 1/2/13 at 7:52 PM
THE NEW FORTY Unacceptable losses
The suicide rate of active duty military membersis up to about one a day. Whenwe add this to the 18 veteran suicides a day that have been documented overthe past few yearswe should be horrified. One a... Posted on 6/9/12 at 9:22 PM
COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Feds assure Hoeven on funding for N.D. fish hatcheries
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given its assurance that national fish hatcheries in Garrison and Valley City, N.D., are priorities for funding.
During a meeting Tuesday in Washington with Sen... Posted on 5/23/12 at 10:25 AM
FARGO – The commander of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division will join North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven this week in touring the progress of flood preparation efforts in Devils Lake and Fargo.
“I was pleased with President Obama’s emphasis on returning civility to our political discourse and his call for working in a bipartisan fashion. The president was also right to call for a bipartisan solution to the nation’s long-term debt crisis. Democrats and Republicans must find a way to come together on this critical challenge.”
– U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
BISMARCK — Just before noon Tuesday, Jack Dalrymple became North Dakota’s new governor.
For the first time in the state’s history, a governor voluntarily resigned, paving the way for the lieutenant governor to take the top post.
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s newly elected members of Congress have started putting together office staffs and exploring committee assignments, although U.S. Sen.-elect John Hoeven already has assurances he’ll land spots on two key Senate panels.
ND’s first Republican U.S. senator in quarter century
John Hoeven will move from the governor’s office and become the first Republican in almost a quarter century to represent North Dakota in the U.S. Senate.
With days to go before Election Day, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful and North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven holds a nearly 3-to-1 lead over his Democratic opponent, according to the latest poll results from Rasmussen Reports.
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