Despite early positive signs that a medical marijuana initiative was going to make the ballot in North Dakota this November, it was not certified by the Secretary of State. The reason it failed to make the ballot is the several college students hired to collect signatures, instead of working allegedly decided to write in fake names.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 6, 2012 12:01 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 7, 2012 10:25 am|
An initiative that would allow medical marijuana will very likely be on the November ballot in North Dakota. Just days before the filing deadline North Dakotans for Compassionate Care turned in just over 20,000 signatures to qualify their measure, almost twice the minimum required.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday April 21, 2012 6:45 am|
Seriously, what is it?
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 6, 2012 6:27 pm|
It is Super Tuesday with 10 states voting: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. You can find my primer for tonight here and find part one of the live blog here. Real time results can be found at Politico or Google. To recap: So far Newt Gingrich won Georgia. [...]
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 6, 2012 3:59 pm|
It is Super Tuesday in the Republican presidential primary. This is the single biggest day in the primary with roughly 20 percent of the delegates at stake. People are voting in ten states today: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. You can find my primer for tonight here.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 6, 2012 11:00 am|
Today is the all important Super Tuesday. Ten states with nearly 20 percent of the total delegates are voting in the Republican presidential primary: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. Here’s a summary of what to expect in each of these states and what the polls are saying.
|By: Peterr Saturday June 11, 2011 9:00 am|
In 1804 and 1805, Lewis and Clark made history with their trip up the Missouri River, but it’s the waters coming down the Missouri that will make history in 2011. People along the Missouri are thinking less of Lewis and Clark and more about Noah these days. Water levels in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota are already at record levels, and all that water is pouring downriver. Dams can’t take any more water, and so the flow will only increase for cities and towns downstream.
It’s going to be a long, wet summer along the banks of the Missouri.
|By: David Dayen Friday July 30, 2010 12:20 pm|
To the extent that there’s uncertainty in this economy, it’s because of one thing and one thing only: millions of consumers don’t know if they’re going to be able to stay in their homes, and how that will affect their jobs and their lives.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 7, 2010 3:55 pm|
The people who benefit from the status quo will fight tooth and nail against movements to reform it. Any grassroots movement that tries to put the power back in the hands of regular people will inevitably be attacked by those who profit from having the power. As we have seen with the Nonpartisan League, its enemies smeared it, tried to subvert its message and stole its techniques.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 5, 2010 12:00 pm|
At the turn of the 20th century, North Dakota’s population was mostly rural farmers, yet a small number of powerful corporate interests dominated the state’s politics and finances. The farmers took back political power with the founding of the Nonpartisan League. The Nonpartisan League started with a clear, precise platform that was simple to understand. The NPL asked supporters to sign a pledge to support the platform, and it expected them to support candidates endorsed by the NPL, regardless of political party, in order to create and maintain a tight association which could work toward a single goal.