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PHOTO: Stores make an attempt at propriety in displaying adult magazines with covers partially hidden, but teens have easy access online. Experts say it distorts what they view as healthy relationships and body image. Photo credit: Ed Kohler

BISMARCK, N.D. - This generation of teens is hardly the first to check out pornography, but experts say the easy access to it today via technology distorts what young people view as healthy relationships and body image. Elizabeth Schroeder, founder of Elizabeth Schroeder Consulting, said porn is d...Read More

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PHOTO: A strong bond with parents can be critical to a child's later success, but a new review finds that that connection is never made with some 40% of babies and toddlers. Photo credit: Scott & Elaine van der Chijs

BISMARCK, N.D. – The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 percent of children are not getting that...Read More

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PHOTO: A "prairie pothole" would have better pollution under a proposed EPA rule. Photo: USFWS/Cami Dixon

BISMARCK, N.D. - A plan to better protect vulnerable waters across the state and the nation is earning praise from some, although others have expressed concerns. The proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule aims to end the long-running legal battle over how to apply the Clean Water Act by...Read More

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PHOTO: Ohio State University researcher Courtney D. Lynch says stress reduction techniques could be beneficial for women trying to conceive. Photo credit: Ohio State University.

BISMARCK, N.D. - More than 6 percent of married women struggle with infertility, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and for the first time, researchers have data that links stress to a woman's inability to become pregnant. The Ohio State University study foun...Read More

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PHOTO: Swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy swung in favor of "big spenders" in the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

BISMARCK, N.D. – Another important campaign finance decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court is provoking both celebration and consternation across the country. Paul Ryan, senior counsel with the Campaign Legal Center says the 5-to-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. the Federal Electi...Read More

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PHOTO: A new scorecard on the progress of children in North Dakota shows the need to create more opportunity for kids of color, especially Native Americans. Photo credit: Lindsey Gira.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The number of children of color in North Dakota remains relatively small, but it is growing, and a new report shows that more must be done to put them in a position to thrive. The analysis highlights serious concerns faced by African American, Latino and Native American children and...Read More

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PHOTO: With greater risks of health issues for babies born prematurely, a push is on across the country to get expectant mothers to wait for labor to begin on its own. Photo credit: "Vanessa P."

BISMARCK, N.D. - Every single day can make a difference in the healthy development of a baby, so mothers across the state and the country are being urged to wait until labor begins on its own. Christian Emmert is a mother of two and a leader with Attachment Parenting International. She said a lot of...Read More

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PHOTO: The first open enrollment period under Obamacare is coming to a close, with a deadline of March 31st for those who want coverage this year. Photo credit: John Michaelson

BISMARCK, N.D. - Time is quickly running out for North Dakotans who are uninsured to get health coverage, or they will face possible penalties. Millions nationwide and thousands across the state have signed up since the health insurance marketplaces opened last fall. However, Janis Cheney, state d...Read More

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