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Bison, America’s mammal: Lawmakers introduce bill to elevate burly beast to iconic status

May 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Western lawmakers want to elevate the Plains bison to a status similar to that of the iconic bald eagle with legislation to declare the burly beasts America’s “national mammal.” Continue Reading

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1 Player Wins $336 Million Powerball Jackpot

February 12, 2012 in WDAZ

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Lottery officials say someone who played the Powerball in Rhode Island has won the $336.4 million jackpot.
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Unclaimed $336 million Powerball jackpot won in Rhode Island

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lottery officials say someone who played the Powerball in Rhode Island has won the $336.4 million jackpot. The new multimillionaire has not stepped forward and the lottery has not said where the winning ticket was sold. To win, the player had to match all of Saturday’s five numbers, 1-10-37-52-57, and Powerball number 11. Continue Reading

Eliot Glassheim, Grand Forks, column: Ideology drives GOP calls for cuts

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Reform in Rhode Island was not an ideological agenda masquerading as fiscal necessity, as in Wisconsin and Ohio. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: How Time magazine missed its chance

December 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

America needs wide majorities to solve the problems it faces. And Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo has shown how elected officials can deliver. Continue Reading

Rhode Island ‘holiday tree': A new ‘war on Christmas’?

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee unwrapped a Christmas conundrum when he erected a “holiday” tree in the Statehouse, incensing the Roman Catholic Church, many residents and even the tree farmer who donated the 17-foot-tall spruce. Continue Reading

Power restoration in snowy East could take days; more than 2 million homes, businesses still powerless

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The early nor’easter had utility companies struggling to restore electricity to more than 3 million homes and businesses. By early today, the number of customers without power was still above 2 million but falling. But officials in some states warned it could be days or even a week before residents have power again, even though crews have been brought in from as far away as Michigan and Canada. Continue Reading

Quake rocks Washington, D.C. area, felt as far north as Massachusetts

August 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where President Barack Obama is vacationing. Continue Reading

Gay-relationship debates hit a crucial turn

May 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A flurry of activity in efforts to legally recognize gay relationships or ban same-sex marriage is reminding advocates that even though polls indicate growing acceptance, the debate is far from settled. Continue Reading

Heitkamp refutes “pay for play” claims

May 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp’s connection with a federal judicial nominee was used by Republicans this week to oppose his nomination. Continue Reading

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