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Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at Young's Chapel Congregational Methodist Church in Piedmont, Ala., Aug. 11, 2017. The current furor, in which numerous women have come forward alleging that he approached, dated, or in some cases sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, has played out like a magnified version of Moore’s combative history. (Kevin D. Liles/copyright 2017 The New York Times)

Stop Calling the Situation With Roy Moore a Dilemma

Stop Calling the Situation With Roy Moore a Dilemma

In an editorial today the Grand Forks Herald uses the word “dilemma” to describe the situation Republicans face in the Alabama Senate Race. It’s a right race, to be settled by voters on Tuesday, and currently the average of the public opinion polls shows Roy Moore winning over Democrat Doug Jones despite a myriad of thoroughly

Judge Wade L. Webb Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Fargo Judge Wade Webb “on the Short List” to Be Nominated to Federal Bench

Earlier this year Judge Ralph Erickson was appointed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals by President Donald Trump. Erickson had been serving as the United States District Court Judge for the District of North Dakota since 2003 when he was appointed by George W. Bush. Erickson’s appointment to the appeals court was approved overwhelmingly

Minot Daily News: “Democrat Arguments Against Tax Reform Are Specious at Their Core”

With the House and Senate working this week on reconciling differences between the iterations of tax reform they’ve passed the Democrats are in full-on propaganda mode. Particularly here in North Dakota where Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s transparently partisan vote against the reform puts her re-election next year in serious jeopardy. But in an editorial the Minot Daily

Audio: Fargo Attorney Says Cops Access Our Cell Phone Data “Far More Frequently Than Any of Us Know”

A case currently before the United States Supreme Court questions whether law enforcement officials can access data collected from your cell phone usage without a warrant. Here in North Dakota, a Fargo-based defense attorney says state lawmakers need to pass a law requiring such a warrant. The case is Carpenter vs. USA and deals with a

North Dakota’s Legislature May Not Be as Conservative as You Think

If you listen to the gibberings of left wing commentators here in North Dakota you might get the idea that our state is run by an group of far-right extremists, but according to legislative ratings recently released by the American Conservative Union that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, North Dakota’s Republican majorities

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heitkamp’s Partisan Vote Against Tax Reform Hurts Her Reelection Chances in 2018

Late yesterday – or early this morning, depending on how you look at it –  the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1. That’s the tax cut bill you’ve been hearing so much about. It passed on a 51-49 vote, with every single Democrat in the Senate saying no. Including North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Now she

Tammy Miller, Border States Electric CEO Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Border States Electric CEO Says She Won’t Be Challenging Senator Heitkamp This Cycle

Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric, had been considering seeking the NDGOP nomination for the United States Senate. If she’d won that nomination it would have pitted her against Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. But this morning Miller told me she has decided not to run. “Earlier this year, I was approached to consider a

Rep. Kevin Cramer answers questions from the Grand Forks Herald editorial board. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

Audio: Congressman Kevin Cramer Says He’s Open to Leaving Marijuana Legalization up to the States

North Dakotans are taking steps toward legalizing marijuana. Last year voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana. After some tweaking by lawmakers earlier this year, state officials are in the process of implementing it. Now another ballot measure submitted to the Secretary of State this week would remove the criminalization of marijuana from

Marijuana Measure Spokesman Says Proposed Change in Law “Is Not Going to Let People Out of Jail”

Earlier this week the organizers of an initiated measure to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota submitted a proposed ballot measure to Secretary of State Al Jaeger for approval to circulate (full text included in this post). But the proposed change to the law goes further than merely legalizing marijuana. It also requires that the

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