News Clips 2.8.16

News:
Fargo Forum: Still without statewide candidates, ND Democrats optimistic
Fargo Forum: U.N. Security Council holds emergency session on North Korea after rocket launch
Fargo Forum: Hoeven undecided on Obama’s ND judicial nominee
Grand Forks Herald: ND agencies putting state funding to work to combat human trafficking
Jamestown Sun: Rubio falters in presidential debate, offering hope to rivals
Jamestown Sun: Women candidates receive campaign training
Bismarck Tribune: Oil spill hits the Missouri River south of Williston
Opinion:
Fargo Forum LTE: Businessmen good for political system
Fargo Forum LTE: Truth comes out about ‘fetal sales’
Grand Forks …

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News Clips 2.8.16

News:
Fargo Forum: Still without statewide candidates, ND Democrats optimistic
Fargo Forum: U.N. Security Council holds emergency session on North Korea after rocket launch
Fargo Forum: Hoeven undecided on Obama’s ND judicial nominee
Grand Forks Herald: ND agencies putting state funding to work to combat human trafficking
Jamestown Sun: Rubio falters in presidential debate, offering hope to rivals
Jamestown Sun: Women candidates receive campaign training

Opinion:
Fargo Forum LTE: Businessmen good for political system
Fargo Forum LTE: Truth comes out about ‘fetal sales’
Grand Forks Herald LTE: Support victims’ rights; support Marsy’s Law
Grand Forks Herald …

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News Clips 12.7.15

News:
Fargo Forum: Gun sales across the US spike in wake of California shooting
Fargo Forum: North Dakota inspectors take on rail safety program
Fargo Forum: Obama: Threat from terrorism is real, ‘but we will overcome it’
Fargo Forum: North Dakota rig count expected to dip further after OPEC meeting
Grand Forks Herald: Republican field plentiful in North Dakota’s District 10
Grand Forks Herald: North Dakota’s large inmate population keeps growing
Grand Forks Herald: North Dakota spared a mass shooting in recent years, but not historically …

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Sarah Vogel Announces Exploratory Committee for 2016 Governor Race in North Dakota

Sarah Vogel Announces Exploratory Committee for 2016 Governor Race in North Dakota

Sarah Vogel for Governor Exploratory CommitteerunsarahrunND@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 23, 2015

Bismarck, ND – Sarah Vogel released the following statement after supporters filed paperwork with the North Dakota Secretary of State to form the “Sarah Vogel for Governor Exploratory Committee”.

“Based on the extraordinary number of people who have contacted me and urged me to run for Governor of North Dakota, I have authorized my friends and supporters to form an exploratory committee on my behalf. It is extremely important to me to be open and transparent with …

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SCHNEIDER, ONSTAD: “NEARLY $100,000 IN BONUSES TO GOVERNOR’S STAFF IS UNCONSCIONABLE”

SCHNEIDER, ONSTAD: “NEARLY $100,000 IN BONUSES TO GOVERNOR’S STAFF IS UNCONSCIONABLE”

MEDIA STATEMENTFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(BISMARCK, ND) – North Dakota Democratic-NPL legislative leaders Sen. Mac Schneider (D-42) and Rep. Kenton Onstad (D-4) issued the following statement in response to the release of retention bonus information to the interim legislative Employee Benefits Program Committee:

“When legislators voted to attract and retain talented state employees, those funds were supposed to go to the law enforcement officers who keep us safe, the engineers who clean up and prevent spills that threaten …

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Sinner and Murphy: People should reject high workplace death rates

Sinner and Murphy: People should reject high workplace death rates

Recently, a North Dakota political blogger attempted to explain the state’s workforce injury rates with a classic example of how statistics can be manipulated to obtain a desired outcome.

With statistics chosen to deliver that outcome, the writer denies the main point of HBO’s John Oliver’s recent rant; that North Dakota workers are dying on the job at rates much higher than any other state in our country. The most recent numbers from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 prove just how dangerous North …

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John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

If you had a chance to catch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you know that he took a few shots at North Dakota that were a bit unfair. But going after Corey Mock’s bowtie and our beloved W’eel Turtle was a step too far, John. However, much of what he had to say was on point, including our lack of a statewide Ethics Commission. North Dakota is the only state without an Ethics Commission and it is time for that to change: http://tools.demnpl.com/page/s/north-dakota-ethics-commission

The post …

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Kylie Oversen: North Dakotans need, deserve an ethics commission for state officials

Kylie Oversen: North Dakotans need, deserve an ethics commission for state officials

As North Dakotans, we pride ourselves on electing a government made up of our citizen friends and neighbors. We rightly expect those who represent us in Bismarck to be transparent and accountable in how they came to be elected. That’s why we require the political parties to report publicly where they receive their campaign contributions and how they spend those contributions. When it comes to our local, legislative, and statewide candidates, however, we only require them to report publicly from whom they receive their campaign …

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Tyler Axness: To improve life in N.D., elect more Democrats

Tyler Axness: To improve life in N.D., elect more Democrats

A lot of people have watched John Oliver’s segment on North Dakota and our elected leader’s lack of reasonable oversight regarding oil development. The show criticized our leaders’ inadequate response and lax attitude towards changing realities.

Oliver urged North Dakotans to “be angry (please)” at state government’s failure to properly address worker safety, environmental protection and unethical behavior.

Undoubtedly, there are North Dakotans who are angry about these issues. And that’s their right. But better than being angry, North Dakotans should be active in holding their elected …

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DEM-NPL Hires Caucus Director and Digital Director

DEM-NPL Hires Caucus Director and Digital Director

When he’s not helping elect Democrats across America, you can find Matt Caban working on his lightsaber skills. A practitioner of the art of beat boxing since 1999, Matt believes in balancing old school and new school campaigning techniques.

The force awoke in Matt during the fall of 2012 when he joined Organizing for America-Florida. Following an exhilarating victory, Matt joined Oklahoma City-based firm Tilley & Nichols Consulting as Field Director during the 2014 cycle. He focused on targeted State House and Senate races. Earlier in …

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