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President Obama Gives Federal Contractors A Nearly 40% Pay Raise

President Obama Gives Federal Contractors A Nearly 40% Pay Raise

Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. President Obama will issue an executive order to raise that to $10.10/hour for all federal contractors. Meaning that, going forward, if you want a contract from the federal government you’ll need to pay every employee at least $10.10 an hour. The action will cover all workers employed under

Is This Why North Dakota Democrats Can't Find A House Candidate?

It’s nearly February, months since North Dakota Democrats were touting a robust lineup of potential challengers for Rep. Kevin Cramer and weeks since they announced that a liberal candidate entering the race was imminent, yet there is no Democrat opponent for the Republican incumbent (he does have a Libertarian Party challenger). That despite Democrats having

Former SADD "Student Of The Year" Arrested For Underage Drinking

Carrie Sandstrom is a student at the University of North Dakota. She’s the editor of the school newspaper, the Dakota Student, was Students Against Destructive Decision’s “student of the year for 2012-2013 and serves as one of two UND student members on the Grand Forks Community and Campus Committee on High-Risk Alcohol Use, something she

Legislator: Chancellor Skogen "Overlooks And Ignores Facts" In REAC Building Sale

Last week Senator Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, asked the interim Government Finance Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeff Delzer, R-Underwood, to investigate the sale of the REAC building from the UND Research Foundation to the University of North Dakota (here’s a summary of the issues being investigated). Senator Holmberg and other legislators I’ve spoken to feel

North Dakota Could Use That Obamacare Apology: Over 35,000 Lost Insurance, Less Than 5,000 Gained It

“For the State of the Union, one of the things President Obama really ought to do is look in the TV camera and say to the over five million Americans all across this country who have had their health insurance cancelled because of Obamacare — to look in the camera and say, ‘I’m sorry,’” Texas

Secret abortion fees hidden in Obamacare premiums

By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org Insurance companies working under the Obamacare umbrella have secretly added a surcharge to cover the cost of abortions, an apparent violation of federal law that forbids the practice, congressional leaders charge. Consumers signing up for insurance in an Obamacare exchange won’t find a single sentence telling them that they will

North Dakota Conservation Activists Didn't Get As Much From Industrial Commission As They'd Like You To Think

To hear the Tom Dennis, writing on behalf of the Grand Forks Herald editorial board, tell it you’d think North Dakota conservation activists won a great victory at the State Industrial Commission last week. The commission cast a vote on Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s “extraordinary places” proposal, and Dennis thinks it’s a sign of conservation interests

The Heidi Heitkamp Hypocrisy Tour Continues

Yesterday was a holiday week for members of Congress. They took the occasion of the Martin Luther King day holiday to go back to their states/districts and focus on constituents. Senator Heidi Heitkamp used the time to reshape the history of her 2012 campaign. It started with a profile in the Daily Beast wherein Heitkamp advised

Glawe Column: Are All NTSB Recommendations For Rail Safety Plausible?

Sitting inside Urban Stampede, at the intersection of 4th and Kittson in downtown Grand Forks, one can easily imagine what it would look like. The cars roll slowly through the intersection as motorists wait for the mechanical arms that guard the railroad tracks to rise, signalling the go-ahead. Among the payload are the coal black