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Plain Talk: PACT Act, Kansas abortion vote, and more

Plain Talk: PACT Act, Kansas abortion vote, and more

MINOT, N.D. — Kansas, a very red, very Republican state, just voted, in a landslide, to maintain status quo protections for abortion. Meanwhile, in Congress, there was a vicious debate over the last week over who hates veterans. In Michigan, Democrats backed a pro-Trump, election conspiracy Republican in a primary against a GOP incumbent that

Democratic-NPL chairman talks about pro-life candidate controversy, 2022 cycle

MINOT, N.D. — Last week the North Dakota Democratic-NPL saw some internecine conflict over their U.S. House candidate, Mark Haugen, who is pro-life and supports the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Patrick Hart, the chairman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, joined this episode of Plain Talk to discuss the challenges of managing the disparate points of view

Plain Talk: Supreme Court decision may bolster North Dakota’s carbon capture projects says industry leader

MINOT, N.D. — America’s industry, from power production to agriculture to manufacturing, needs “to be governed by policymakers not lawsuits.” That’s what Jason Bohrer, president of the North Dakota Lignite Energy Council, said on this episode of Plain Talk. He sees the recent Supreme Court decision in North Dakota v. EPA as a boon not

Pro-life Democrat running for U.S. House says he takes a ‘whole life’ approach to abortion issue

MINOT, N.D. — Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a pro-life Democrat. There are pro-choice Republicans too, of course, but on this episode of Plain Talk, it was Mark Haugen, the Democratic-NPL candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, who is staunchly pro-life, who we were speaking to. Haugen’s party leaders

Plain Talk: Wrigley will certify ND’s bipartisan (you read that right) abortion ban ‘in a matter of hours’

MINOT, N.D. — You couldn’t possibly have missed the news that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Roe v. Wade precedent which held that it was unconstitutional for state governments to ban abortion. The ruling was unambiguous. “The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion,” the court ruled .