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Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw

InForum columnist Jim Shaw is a former WDAY TV reporter and former KVRR TV news director.

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Shaw writes, "Fargo residents can now vote for as many candidates as they like, although only two will be elected. So, I encourage Fargo voters to vote for many of those running to get the strong candidates elected and to defeat the anti-science candidates. There are five highly qualified candidates running for city commission, and I will vote for all five."

Shaw writes, "As a former television news director, I can tell you that this “news story” should never have aired. There were several things lacking."
Shaw writes, "No. No. No. Sen. Cramer, you do not get to celebrate a historic moment that you tried to prevent. You cannot have it both ways."
InForum columnist Jim Shaw comments on getting more help to Ukrainians and other current events. "This is an unprovoked war started by a murderous thug," Shaw writes. "The U.S. is a superpower and the leader of the free world, so let’s act like it."
Shaw writes, "It’s a day of education, patriotism, remembering those who fought and died to establish our freedoms and celebrating those freedoms. Those of us pushing for the holiday made sure it wouldn’t cost taxpayers one cent, and that businesses and schools would remain open that day."
Shaw writes, "I’ve never seen an event around here, before or since, where the community better demonstrated the feeling of we’re all in this together."
This week Jim Shaw shares notes he's received from readers in recent months.
This week Shaw shares memories of an Oscars party held at the Fargo Theatre in 1997.
Shaw writes, "There is only one person responsible for this war, and that is Vladimir Putin. Nobody was going to stop Hitler from invading Poland, and nobody was going to stop Putin from invading Ukraine."
"The sad part is how common these situations are in North Dakota," writes InForum columnist Jim Shaw. "The uplifting part is the High Plains Fair Housing Center is a strong advocate against discrimination."
"Term limits give more opportunities to more people to serve and bring in fresh ideas," writes InForum columnist Jim Shaw. "By allowing members to serve 12 years, and then potentially coming back two years later to serve for 12 more years, we would still have the needed experienced veterans on the board."