Sinner and Murphy: People should reject high workplace death rates

Sinner and Murphy: People should reject high workplace death rates

Recently, a North Dakota political blogger attempted to explain the state’s workforce injury rates with a classic example of how statistics can be manipulated to obtain a desired outcome.

With statistics chosen to deliver that outcome, the writer denies the main point of HBO’s John Oliver’s recent rant; that North Dakota workers are dying on the job at rates much higher than any other state in our country. The most recent numbers from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 prove just how dangerous North …

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Sinner and Murphy: People should reject high workplace death rates

Sinner and Murphy: People should reject high workplace death rates

Recently, a North Dakota political blogger attempted to explain the state’s workforce injury rates with a classic example of how statistics can be manipulated to obtain a desired outcome.

With statistics chosen to deliver that outcome, the writer denies the main point of HBO’s John Oliver’s recent rant; that North Dakota workers are dying on the job at rates much higher than any other state in our country. The most recent numbers from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 prove just how dangerous North …

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John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

If you had a chance to catch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you know that he took a few shots at North Dakota that were a bit unfair. But going after Corey Mock’s bowtie and our beloved W’eel Turtle was a step too far, John. However, much of what he had to say was on point, including our lack of a statewide Ethics Commission. North Dakota is the only state without an Ethics Commission and it is time for that to change: http://tools.demnpl.com/page/s/north-dakota-ethics-commission

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John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

If you had a chance to catch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you know that he took a few shots at North Dakota that were a bit unfair. But going after Corey Mock’s bowtie and our beloved W’eel Turtle was a step too far, John. However, much of what he had to say was on point, including our lack of a statewide Ethics Commission. North Dakota is the only state without an Ethics Commission and it is time for that to change: http://tools.demnpl.com/page/s/north-dakota-ethics-commission

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Kylie Oversen: North Dakotans need, deserve an ethics commission for state officials

Kylie Oversen: North Dakotans need, deserve an ethics commission for state officials

As North Dakotans, we pride ourselves on electing a government made up of our citizen friends and neighbors. We rightly expect those who represent us in Bismarck to be transparent and accountable in how they came to be elected. That’s why we require the political parties to report publicly where they receive their campaign contributions and how they spend those contributions. When it comes to our local, legislative, and statewide candidates, however, we only require them to report publicly from whom they receive their campaign …

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Kylie Oversen: North Dakotans need, deserve an ethics commission for state officials

Kylie Oversen: North Dakotans need, deserve an ethics commission for state officials

As North Dakotans, we pride ourselves on electing a government made up of our citizen friends and neighbors. We rightly expect those who represent us in Bismarck to be transparent and accountable in how they came to be elected. That’s why we require the political parties to report publicly where they receive their campaign contributions and how they spend those contributions. When it comes to our local, legislative, and statewide candidates, however, we only require them to report publicly from whom they receive their campaign …

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Tyler Axness: To improve life in N.D., elect more Democrats

Tyler Axness: To improve life in N.D., elect more Democrats

A lot of people have watched John Oliver’s segment on North Dakota and our elected leader’s lack of reasonable oversight regarding oil development. The show criticized our leaders’ inadequate response and lax attitude towards changing realities.

Oliver urged North Dakotans to “be angry (please)” at state government’s failure to properly address worker safety, environmental protection and unethical behavior.

Undoubtedly, there are North Dakotans who are angry about these issues. And that’s their right. But better than being angry, North Dakotans should be active in holding their elected …

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Tyler Axness: To improve life in N.D., elect more Democrats

Tyler Axness: To improve life in N.D., elect more Democrats

A lot of people have watched John Oliver’s segment on North Dakota and our elected leader’s lack of reasonable oversight regarding oil development. The show criticized our leaders’ inadequate response and lax attitude towards changing realities.

Oliver urged North Dakotans to “be angry (please)” at state government’s failure to properly address worker safety, environmental protection and unethical behavior.

Undoubtedly, there are North Dakotans who are angry about these issues. And that’s their right. But better than being angry, North Dakotans should be active in holding their elected …

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DEM-NPL Hires Caucus Director and Digital Director

DEM-NPL Hires Caucus Director and Digital Director

When he’s not helping elect Democrats across America, you can find Matt Caban working on his lightsaber skills. A practitioner of the art of beat boxing since 1999, Matt believes in balancing old school and new school campaigning techniques.

The force awoke in Matt during the fall of 2012 when he joined Organizing for America-Florida. Following an exhilarating victory, Matt joined Oklahoma City-based firm Tilley & Nichols Consulting as Field Director during the 2014 cycle. He focused on targeted State House and Senate races. Earlier in …

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News Clips 10

News Clips 10

News:
Fargo Forum: EPA water rule poses new potential obstacle for Red River water project
Fargo Forum: Bill to end oil export ban passes Senate committee, but doomed by amendment
Grand Forks Herald: Government shutdown threat is a fixture of U.S. politics but unknown elsewhere
Grand Forks Herald: Normal ties between Iran and U.S. unlikely despite nuclear deal
Grand Forks Herald: U.S. military chiefs to report on opening combat roles to women
WDAY: Senate panel passes bill to lift U.S. oil export ban

Opinion:
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