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LIVE at 10 A.m.: Did North Dakota Campuses Need New Free Speech Protections? Higher Education Officials Didn’t Think So

LIVE at 10 A.m.: Did North Dakota Campuses Need New Free Speech Protections? Higher Education Officials Didn’t Think So

Recently Governor Doug Burgum signed House Bill 1503 into law. Previous to that, it passed 65 – 29 in the House and 35 – 12 in the Senate. It’s aim? To protect free speech on North Dakota’s campuses. At the national level we’ve all heard many stories about students who, whether it’s because of campus administration or harassment from

A long line of voters in Grand Forks wait to cast their vote in the closing hours of early voting at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks in 2020. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald

If your video doesn’t start, try refreshing the page. A new ballot measure campaign seeks to amend North Dakota’s state constitution to make it harder to amend the constitution. Specifically, it would require a 60 percent supermajority for any constitutional amendment on the ballot to pass. It would also limit each proposed amendment to just

Plain Talk Live: A Campaign to Make Amending North Dakota’s Constitution Harder

A group calling itself Protect North Dakota’s Constitution held a press conference today announcing a ballot measure campaign aimed at making changes to North Dakota’s constitution a bit harder. Currently, outside of a greater number of signatures required on petitions for constitutional measures, it’s as easy to amend the state constitution at the ballot box

LIVE at 3:30 P.m.: Handouts for Coal? Sen. Jim Roers Discusses on Plain Talk Live

Is North Dakota about to give the coal industry a handout? That’s what critics of pro-coal legislation in Bismarck are saying, but there’s another side of the story. Power sources like wind and solar have enjoyed decades of political favoritism. From heavy production subsidies to outright mandate for their use, the market has been skewed

Photo: Congressman Kelly Armstrong and Congressman Jim Banks while in Eagle Pass, TX to talk with law enforcement at the southern border. (Photo Curtesy of the Republican Study Committee)

LIVE at 11:10 A.m.: Congressman Kelly Armstrong Talks to Rob Port After Visit to the Southern Border Crisis Zone

There is perhaps no political conflagration in America more intractable than our debate over border security and immigration. In the long run, we need policies that facilitate lawful immigration while giving no quarter to illegal entry into our country. In the here and now, we have a crisis at the southern border, with thousands upon

Rob Manfred (right) speaks at a press conference after being elected by team owners to be the next commissioner of Major League Baseball in 2014. At left is then-MLB commissioner Bud Selig. USA Today Sports photo

Plain Talk Live: Do We Want Big Corporations to Be Our Cultural Referees?

In Georgia, Major League Baseball reacted to the passage of election reform laws with a boycott. The sports league has moved its all-star game from Atlanta to Colorado. In North Dakota, a debate over legislation dealing with transgender athletes was dominated by rumors about what the NCAA might do to punish the state if it

Grand Forks resident Dave Owen is the chairman of Legalize ND, the group pushing a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. David Samson / Forum News Service

Plain Talk Live: What’s the Future of Legalized Marijuana in North Dakota?

Earlier this year, North Dakota’s House of Representatives passed bills to both legalize and decriminalize recreational marijuana. That legislation didn’t fare so well in the state Senate. Each was shot down by lawmakers. A last-ditch effort by some Senators to bring a delayed bill that would have put the question of legalization on the statewide