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Letters to the Editor

HB 1281 is opportunity to right a wrong

Kara Gloe, Fargo HB 1281 is an opportunity to right a wrong. The current law is discriminatory and codifies stigma faced by people living with HIV/AIDS. Similar laws don’t exist for herpes, hepatitis, or other STIs with no cure. Considering there have only been three convictions under this ...

Hypocrite overtones coming from DC

Tom DeVilbiss, Westhope Looking at the news today, I saw Rep. Kelly Armstrong crying alligator tears at KX News over the national debt costing more than military spending. According to him, the only answer is to cut mandatory spending. OMG! How can we afford Social Security, Medicare, and ...

School lunch is back on docket

Deven Mantz, Minot You know what’s cooler than having piles of cash sitting around in the state’s coffers? Feeding the next generation. Right now, we have many public-school boards that shame our children when they don’t have enough money in their lunch accounts. This needs to ...

Are we legendary or lost?

Kris Mount, Bismarck When Governor Doug Burgum gave his State of the State address he spoke of courage, curiosity, gratitude and humility. Ending with, “We are all here today because we love this state. Let us remember to love each other as well.” Watching bills come out of the ...

ND grant to Utah university questioned

Julie Reiten, Grand Forks Most people in North Dakota know that we have a very worrisome teacher shortage in the state, and that the teaching programs at our universities are working on ways to recruit more future teachers. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) is also ...

Teacher pension falls short

Carol Dahlstrom, Hillsboro After teaching 34 years in secondary ed in North Dakota, I drew my pension through the ND Teachers Fund for Retirement, (TFFR.) However, in the sixteen years since retiring, over 9,000 other retired educators and I have yet to receive a COLA (cost-of-living ...