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Lawmaker’s bill protects drivers who negligently hit someone obstructing traffic

A lawmaker in North Dakota sponsored a bill that would reportedly protect drivers who inadvertently hit pedestrians blocking traffic. The Star Tribune reported Monday that the legislation is a response to protests at Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and sponsored by state Rep. Keith Kempenich, R-Bowman. “If you stay off the roadway, this would never be

Time for a real strategy to keep Americans safe from cyber threats

Sen. Mike Rounds, It is alleged that in recent months, the Russian government conducted  cyber hacks of the Democratic National Committee  (DNC) server and attempted to hack  the Republican National Committee  (RNC) email system. In October 2016, the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence stated that the cyber hackers “intended to

Election 2016: On a Ballot Near You

Paul Jacob, Perhaps marijuana legalization is on so many state ballots because caring and clairvoyant people understood how desperately Americans need a mind-altering substance to blur and numb the pain of this year’s presidential contest. Perhaps marijuana legalization is on so many state ballots because caring and clairvoyant people understood how desperately Americans need a

Trump Should Look to the States for Successful Law and Order Policies

Pat Nolan, This column is co-authored by Senator Michael Hough. Donald Trump has adopted “law and order” as a main theme for his campaign. He makes it clear that his main concern is violent crime. Violent, dangerous criminals should be in prison, and the cost of incarcerating them is money well spent. However, the net of

Online threat to kill Jewish, Muslim students at South Carolina school

DUNCAN, S.C. –  Authorities say they are investigating online threats to kill Jewish and Muslim students at a South Carolina high school. Spartanburg School District 5 said in a news release that a Byrnes High School student reported the threats Friday evening. The threats said Byrnes High would be attacked Tuesday and included pictures of

In California, Clinton once held a sizable lead over Sanders

Hillary Clinton heads into what could be a defining moment for her efforts to secure the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this week as she rides a boost from her blistering attack on Donald Trump, her likely opponent in the Nov. 8 general election. Six states – California, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Jersey and