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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

Other Views: Proposed measures insult North Dakota

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two quixotic campaigns to put tax/budget measures on the North Dakota ballot are reminders of one of President Ronald Reagan’s signature lines: “Well, there you go again …”
Well, there they go again. Two separate efforts are underway. One wo…continue reading on

Smoked out: By Dec. 6, smoking banned in public places, worksites

November 8, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

The vote is final and North Dakotans approved Measure 4, the ban on smoking in public places and worksites.
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Group proposes initiated measure to bolster N.D. animal cruelty laws

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The proposed “Prevention of Extreme Cruelty to Dogs, Cats and Horses Act” would make it a class C felony to “maliciously and intentionally” burn, poison, crush, skin or otherwise severely harm any dog, cat or horse. Continue Reading

Pending N.D. ballot measures need more signatures

March 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says backers of five initiative petitions will need more signatures. Continue Reading

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Larger North Dakota population makes initiatives tougher

December 22, 2010 in INFORUM

Secretary of state says he’s not sure whether requirements will apply to measures now being circulated

BISMARCK North Dakota’s population increase during the past decade will require advocates of ballot initiatives to gather more petition signatures to get a statewide vote for their favored measures. Continue Reading