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Gun Control, Immigration At The Bottom Of America's List Of Priorities

Gun Control, Immigration At The Bottom Of America's List Of Priorities

According to Gallup, Americans rank gun issues and immigration at the bottom of their list of priorities: PRINCETON, NJ — Americans put reforming immigration and reducing gun violence — the focus of much of the attention on Capitol Hill in recent weeks — at the bottom of a list of 12 priorities for Congress and

Union: North Dakota Is The Most Dangerous Place In The Nation To Work

According to a press release sent out by the AFL-CIO, North Dakota is the most dangerous place in the nation to work. That’s based on worker fatality rate of 12.4 per 1,000 workers. That’s not a good number, but it’s not surprising either. Like the other states on the bottom of the list – Wyoming,

New York Times: Ban Background Checks For Applicants

“Sixty-five million Americans have criminal records that might cause them to be denied jobs, even for arrests or minor convictions that occurred in the distant past,” writes The New York Times editorial board. As someone who used to do background checks for a living, I’ll admit that the permanence of our backgrounds in this digital

If You're Stuck In A Part-Time Job, Thank Obamacare

At FreeEnterprise.org they’ve posted these scary jobs numbers from the Federal Reserve showing a sharp uptick in people with part-time jobs, which remains well above pre-recession levels: According to the New York Times, millions of Americans who want more work hours are stuck in part-time jobs: In March, 7.6 million Americans who want more hours

Hoeven A Definite No On Gun Control Bill, Heitkamp Still A Maybe UPDATE: Heitkamp Says No

The Senate plans on voting on gun control today, and Democrats don’t yet have their votes. Senator Heidi Heitkamp still isn’t clear on how she’ll vote. Senator John Hoeven, for his part, says that despite voting to end the filibuster of the bill he’s a definite “no” vote. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, didn’t say

Legislators Who Work For The University System Allowed To Double Dip And Take Liberties With Vacation Time

Previously, SAB reported Senator Tony Grindberg (R-Fargo) had collected more than his employment agreement authorized as the head of the NDSU Technology and Research Park while serving in the state leigslature. Now I can shed some light on other legislators who are allowed to double-dip on their higher ed pay while serving in the legislature.

Obama Administration Delays Trial Of Osama Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Over Sequester

The First Family’s vacations and luxuries are all firmly intact, but trying a dangerous terrorist? That’s got to be delayed because of “deep cuts.” A judge Monday proposed a September trial date for Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law and mouthpiece Sulaiman Abu Ghaith. But Ghaith’s three federal public defenders said they can’t begin until January 2014

The Size Of North Dakota's Workforce Has Increased 31% Since 2000

At the national level we’re not making a lot of headway on the economy, but the national unemployment rate keeps edging down because the national workforce is shrinking. And it’s shrinking because so many people are leaving it, giving up looking for work altogether. The exact opposite is true here in North Dakota. Not only

America Gets A Dismal Jobs Report

The national unemployment rate ticked down slightly in March, but it’s not exactly attributable to jobs gains. Rather, it’s because the labor participation rate continues to be in the basement: “The unemployment rate dropped because of a further decline in the labor force participation rate, now at its lowest level since 1979,” writes economist James

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