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Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - ND: Civic Engagement

Since the Standing Rock protests in 2016, legislatures in 35 states have considered bills that would restrict people's right to protest. (Becker1999/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Critics are concerned a measure in the North Dakota Legislature could block attempts to expose abuse of protesters by law enforcement and private companies. Senate Bill 2209 would bar disclosure of records on security plans for public or private entities, including "critical

Critics say a bill to implement North Dakota's Measure 1 doesn't provide enough funding for the new state Ethics Commission. (Jim Howe/Flickr)

BISMARK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers are considering competing bills to implement an ethics measure passed by voters in November. Backers of the Measure 1 campaign are concerned the House version could undermine it. Republican backers of House Bill 1521 say the language in the ballot measu

About 3,000 people showed up to Fargo's first Women's March in 2017, and 1,000 showed up in 2018. (Courtesy of Nicole Mattson)

FARGO, N.D. – The Women's March is back in North Dakota for its third year on Saturday. The Fargo march will feature former Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Fargo-Moorhead Women's March Organizer Nicole Mattson says most of the rally will take place inside the Fargo Civic Center because of temperatur

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota's hotline will be up from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time. (MargJohnsonVA/Twenty20)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota is opening up a hotline on Election Day to allow residents to call for voting assistance or to report potential violations of their rights. The hotline will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time. Andrew Malone, an ACL

About 100,000 North Dakotans are considered to have pre-existing medical conditions. (valelopardo/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Health care could be one of the biggest deciding factors in this year's election for voters in North Dakota and nationwide. According to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 75 percent of Americans say it's very important that the Affordable Care Act provision protecti

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N. D., won by fewer than 3,000 votes in 2012 with support from Native American voters. (Heidi Heitkamp/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Many Native Americans in North Dakota could find it hard to vote in this year's midterm election after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear a case against the state's restrictive voter ID law. The 2013 law says qualifying IDs must contain residential street addresses.

A new survey of North Dakota voters age 50 and over shows more than half disapprove of the job performance of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress. (Twenty20.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Older North Dakota voters are united in their concerns over health care and personal finances, according to a new poll out today. State Director of AARP North Dakota Josh Askvig said older Americans vote in larger numbers than any other age group, so a survey was commissione

North Dakota's new voter ID law is expected to be a key topic during a debate between candidates for the Secretary of State's Office. (twenty20.com)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A bit more than two months remain until the midterm election, and a series of debates might help to inform the decisions of North Dakota voters. AARP North Dakota is teaming up with Prairie Public Broadcasting for the events, which will be aired live on radio, television an

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