Programs help homeless people in the Bismarck area

This is Up and Down, where we briefly give a thumbs up or thumbs down on last week’s topics. High Recent developments bode well for Bismarck-Mandan’s homeless community. The Missouri Slope Areawide United Way has raised enough money — thanks in large part to a large donation from the Basin Electric Power Cooperative — to … Read more

Pills runs Nebraska DHHS, 2 other leaders of the Ricketts era

Nebraska Governor-elect Pillen plans to host the Inaugural Ball in Omaha Nebraska Governor-elect Jim Pillen announced Friday that he would retain three additional members of Gov. Pete Ricketts’ administration, bringing the total number Ricketts appointed to 11. Kelly Lammers remains in his role as director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance and … Read more

NY AG office faces questions about top consultant’s resignation

Attorney General Letitia James’ office faces calls for more details on an internal investigation into sexual harassment that led to the resignation of Chief of Staff Ibrahim Khan. Sources say Khan resigned earlier this month after at least two women made allegations of sexual harassment against him. According to sources, the women were not working … Read more

Democrats are done with Iowa

Voters fill out their ballots on Nov. 8 in Iowa City, Iowa. Photo: Joseph Cress/Associated Press Iowa hasn’t been good to Joe Biden. His first presidential campaign was doomed by revelations that he had plagiarized British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock in a 1987 speech at the State Fair in Des Moines. He finished fifth … Read more

Opinion: How the Democrats in Iowa self-destructed

Editor’s note: Laura Belin is the lead author of the Bleeding Heartland website. She has been covering Iowa politics since 2007. The views expressed in this comment are their own. View more opinions on CNN. CNN — The Democratic National Committee’s revision of the calendar for the presidential nomination will bring many challenges for Iowa … Read more

Missouri’s Open Records Act dates back to the days of the snail mail. It needs an overhaul. ” Missouri

Missouri’s sunshine law is showing its age. The Open Records and Gatherings Act turns 50 next year, and its creases are showing. The concept behind the law – that government information should by default be available to the public, with all exceptions that require specific justification – is still valid. But it needs to be … Read more

How Japan can avoid Europe’s energy mistakes ” Alaska

Europe’s energy dependence on Russia is a long-simmering problem. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine turned it into a crisis. As European countries have sought to counter this unjust war, Vladimir Putin has launched another assault on the continent’s home front with abrupt cuts in energy supplies, risking significant disruption to European economies. All of this teaches … Read more

Cheri Bustos expresses concern that Iowa may lose front-runner status in the 2024 calendar

Washington CNN — Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois on Sunday expressed concerns that Iowa may lose its status as the first state to vote in the presidential nomination process after President Joe Biden proposed reshuffling the 2024 calendar. The rulemaking arm of the Democratic National Committee voted Friday to approve a plan that would … Read more

The calendar change raises uncertainty about Iowa meetings

Iowa is quite well known nationally for corn and caucuses. Now maybe just the corn. The Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee on Friday approved a new calendar for its presidential nomination process that strips Iowa of first-in-the-nation status and removes it entirely from the early window. The move, aimed at giving … Read more

Atlantic City PBA Concerned About Too Few Officials On Street Patro

The problem of the lack of an adequate number of police officers assigned to the street patrol service in Atlantic City, New Jersey is a long-standing problem. In most police departments across the country, street cops are the be-all and end-all of local law enforcement. It is almost universally considered the most important job in … Read more