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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Dakota Newsletter for Sunday May 03, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Campaign Legal Center Challenges North Dakota's Practice of Rejecting Ballots Based on Handwriting
BISMARCK, North Dakota, May 2 -- The Campaign Legal Center issued the following news release: North Dakota uses an error-prone verification process that disenfranchises eligible absentee voters when the handwriting on their absentee ballot application is deemed by election officials as a "mismatch" compared to the signature on their return envelope containing their ballot, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a lawsuit challenging this practice in federal court. CLC is representing Self Advocacy S  more

Grow America's Infrastructure Now Coalition Issues Statement on Bakken Oil Transport Safety
WASHINGTON, April 30 -- Grow America's Infrastructure Now Coalition issued the following statement: The U.S. Department of Energy released a study finding crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken formation isn't more of a safety hazard for transport by train than other crude grades. The study, conducted by Sandia National Laboratories, comes after the passage of an unprecedented law in Washington state enacted last year by Governor Jay Inslee that effectively halted rail shipments of Bakken crude i  more

League of Women Voters of North Dakota Files Lawsuit for Fair Ballot Signature Match Process
BISMARCK, North Dakota, May 2 -- The League of Women Voters issued the following news release: The League of Women Voters of North Dakota filed a lawsuit asking the United States District Court of North Dakota to provide relief for voters from the state's burdensome signature match policy. Currently, North Dakota voters are not notified when their ballot is rejected due to a technical error such as signature mismatch, and there is no method for them to provide verification or cure the mistake t  more

Libby Skarin Named Campaigns Director for ACLU of Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, April 28 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming issued the following news release: Libby Skarin has been promoted to campaigns director for the ACLU of Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. In her new role, Skarin will be responsible for developing and implementing effective, non-partisan issue campaign strategies that will strengthen and defend civil liberties and civil rights throughout the tri-state region. Skarin will coordinate with and work alongside ACLU s  more

Sanford Health Unveils COVID-19 Home Monitoring Program
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 29 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health has a new way for patients who test positive for COVID-19 to manage their symptoms at home. Through the COVID home monitoring program, health care professionals will be able to keep close tabs on patients while they recover at home, said Khalin Dendy, M.D. Dr. Dendy is an internal medicine physician and medical director of informatics for Sanford Health's Bismarck, North Dakota, region. How the pr  more