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Omdahl: One Christian perspective on personhood measure

August 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

“The inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.”
Measure 1 promises to be the most difficult of the eight measures on the November ballot because its brief, 19-word mandate is fra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Ballot measures spice up November election

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

With a number of challenging and contentious measures on the November ballot, North Dakota voters may be lured to the polls in a “ho hum” nonpresidential year election.
Repeating the nature of the seven measures on the ballot is important becaus…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Giving consumers a ride they enjoy

August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

“I say, folks, I am sure glad to be included in this Consumer Protection Institute. But how did you come up with that great name?”
“Just copied the interest groups. They always have a fabricated title that suggests they’re all for the public…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: The immigrant said, ‘Sorry kid, but the boat is full’

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

In 1883, Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus,” a sonnet that now graces the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand.
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Is voter ID program worth $700K?

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

During the 2014 election cycle, North Dakota will be spending $700,000 on advertisements to remind voters that they now need an ID to vote and that ID voting is as “easy as pie.”
The first defense for spending this huge sum of money is that it i…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Let’s go, loafers; North Dakota needs you to work

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

OK, all of you retired slackers and able-bodied homeless. It’s time to step up to the plate for North Dakota.
While other states are frantically looking for jobs, North Dakota has too many — and unless we get more bodies into the workforce, our …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Let’s go, loafers; North Dakota needs you to work

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

OK, all of you retired slackers and able-bodied homeless. It’s time to step up to the plate for North Dakota.
While other states are frantically looking for jobs, North Dakota has too many — and unless we get more bodies into the workforce, our …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: The state’s wealthy taxpayers and poor governments

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota is rich — incredibly rich. According to figures compiled by Governing, a state and local news magazine, eight of the 25 richest counties in the United States are in North Dakota.
Six of those eight counties —Williams, Slope, Billing…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Antiques Roadshow spawns aging issues

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Prairie Public’s Antiques Roadshow will be in Bismarck on May 31. Ruth is elated because she wants to have me appraised. She says it will be better than an MRI to have one of those Roadshow appraisers look me over and decide whether I am real or fa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Conservation measure deserves honest discussion

April 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

If conservation groups follow through on plans to file initiative petitions by Aug. 21, North Dakota voters will decide whether or not an estimated $100 million of the oil extraction tax — 5 percent — should be diverted annually to a special fund…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com