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Breaking their own rules

May 5, 2014 You’ve seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is severely reprimanded and forced to resign. And there the episode ends. more »»

The week that was

May 4, 2014 POT PROBLEMS – Colorado officials are dealing with an unexpected problem relating to the state’s legalization of marijuan. more »»

U.S. actions don’t bother Putin

May 3, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin laughed off U.S. sanctions on individuals and companies in his country a few weeks ago. President Barack Obama’s reaction to that was more of the same. New U.S. more »»

U.S. growth depends on energy

May 2, 2014 Perhaps the most important report on the U.S. economy in years was released last week by a private consulting company. more »»

A billion barrels and counting

May 1, 2014 One billion barrels recovered, how many more billion to go? Data released this week from oil companies drilling in the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana shows that the formation has... more »»

A good place to start

April 30, 2014 Friday marks the beginning of a two-day volunteer effort to clean up the entrances into Minot as part of the city’s Project CLEAN. more »»

What is the IRS thinking?

April 29, 2014 It is no wonder the federal government is confused about what is fair and right, when it comes to consideration of the Social Security Administration’s now-halted program in which tax refunds were... more »»

Keeping national secrets

April 28, 2014 It is understandable that the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»

The week that was

April 27, 2014 STICKY SITUATION – What? A?pitcher in Major League Baseball caught using pine tar to help improve his grip on the ball? We’re shocked? Actually, what shocks us is the apparent cluelessness of New... more »»

Has President Obama found a legal way to kill?

April 27, 2014 When President Obama decided sometime during his first term that he wanted to be able to use unmanned aerial drones in foreign lands to kill people — including Americans — he instructed Attorney... more »»

Federal snooping must stop

April 26, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in many cases overriding, invasion of privacy... more »»

EPA doesn’t need more power

April 25, 2014 Seriously, is there anything the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t want to regulate? Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. more »»

What is a community facility?

April 24, 2014 Better late than never, we guess. A committee has begun the difficult task of determining the definition of a “community facility” that could be eligible for sales tax assistance from the city. more »»

National debt still growing

April 23, 2014 Americans seem to have become numb to worry about our astronomical national debt, already at $17.5 trillio. more »»

Keystone waffling continues

April 22, 2014 The Obama administration continued to kick the Keystone XL pipeline project down the road last week, with its announcement late Friday that there will be an indefinite extension of the government’s... more »»

EPA rules costly to consumers

April 21, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agenc. more »»

The week that was

April 20, 2014 WASTE WATER – City officials in Portland, Ore., said last week they will drain 38 million gallons of treated water into its sewage system after a teen was caught urinating in the reservoir. more »»

Ongoing blight in the city

April 19, 2014 We realize that owners of damaged homes in the city’s flood zone have rights, and that every home still sitting in disrepair has its own unique story. more »»

Stopping illegal dumping

April 17, 2014 A truck driver has been charged with illegally dumping oil drilling waste material that included salt water. more »»



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