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PHOTO: States like North Dakota that have expanded Medicaid are seeing a surge in the number of parents with health insurance, while the increases in other states are much smaller. Photo credit: Images Money/Flickr

BISMARCK, N.D. – When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states – with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. A new report finds that states such as North Dakota, with expande...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The frustrating indicator of a slow download, known by many computer users as the spinning wheel of death, will be seen all over the Internet today. It's a symbolic protest of government plans to create online fast lanes and slow lanes. Graphic courtesy

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Internet may seem to be slowing down today - but it's actually part of an effort to prevent a future where, according to Internet freedom advocates, some people online would have priority over others. If you go to websites such as Reddit, Netflix, Kickstarter, Foursquare or Vim...Read More

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PHOTO: U.S. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota is among the roughly 50 co-sponsors of legislation up for a vote today that attempts to reverse the effects of big money on politics. Photo credit: Lucidology/

BISMARCK, N.D. – A vote is expected today on the floor of the U.S. Senate on a constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control over political campaign spending. Marge Baker, executive vice president of People For the American Way, says Senate Joint Resolution 19 is n...Read More

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PHOTO: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It was created to help safeguard the nation's natural areas, water resources and outdoor recreation opportunities - such as the region where this prairie pothole is located. Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Tom Koerner/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's a national habitat conservation effort that supporters say has provided much value for North Dakota, and among those now asking that Congress reauthorize and fully fund it are local anglers and hunters. Johann Walker, director of conversation programs for Dakotas and Mo...Read More

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PHOTO: New research finds that most temporary workers from Mexico who get work visas are no better off than those who are undocumented. Photo credit: Bread for the World/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Immigrants from Mexico can fill the gap where there's a need for agricultural or low-skilled work in North Dakota and across the country. But a new Indiana University study finds there is little benefit for those who legally obtain a temporary worker visa. Lead researcher Lauren Apg...Read More

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PHOTO: Monday is the anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The bird once numbered around 5 billion in North America; today, you can only see specimens in museums. Photo credit: Alison/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The commemoration is being used to urge protection of other species that may face the same fate and for the law that protects them. The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, but Jake Li, director of ...Read More

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PHOTO: North Dakota parents have one more item to add to their back-to-school checklist: getting their kids in for an eye exam. Photo credit: Robert Patton/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are being reminded the eye health of their children is critical to their educational success. Nancy Kopp, executive director of the North Dakota Optometric Association, says 80 percent of learning is visual, so this is...Read More

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PHOTO: Improvements in identifying and treating high blood pressure have helped with the decline of deaths and hospitalizations from cardiovascular disease. Photo credit: American Heart Association.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in the state and the nation, but the latest study shows that progress is being made, and health professionals credit ongoing initiatives in North Dakota. Shelly Arnold, manager of trauma, stroke and cardiac care at Sanford...Read More

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