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North Dakota Senate Democratic Caucus Report

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Senate Democratic Caucus

End of Week Report (Week 11)

March 19, 2009

Last week, legislators received the most comprehensive presentation to date on the stimulus money that is coming to North Dakota from the federal government. With more clarity now available from the federal government on the amount of money North Dakota is receiving and what the money can be used for, it looks like there is more money available but less flexibility in how it’s used than originally thought. Last week’s presentation, ...

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North Dakota Srping Flooding sites

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09-003, Spring Flooding
March 18, 2009
6:00 p.m. CDT
Incident Summary Report #7

Incident Overview

Updated information is in red.

The following is a summary of key issues related to the 2009 spring flood for the Red River of the North, Souris, Devils Lake, James and Missouri River Basins. Record flooding is possible at many locations on the Red River of the North and its tributaries. The magnitude of the expected flooding has not been seen in several years.

State Emergency Operations ...

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Teacher Education Update – STEM

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AACTE Weekly News Briefs | March 17, 2009

. . . delivered to your inbox so you can enjoy up-to-date news on Colleges of Education, Teaching and the Classroom, Campaigns, Legislation, STEM Teacher Issues, International Teacher Issues, Grants, and Upcoming Events. Please click on linked headlines for full story.

AACTE ANNOUNCEMENTS

AACTE Applauds Obama Education Platform; Urges Reform in Teacher Preparation
On March 10, President Obama outlined his goals for education in a speech to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. One ...

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North Dakota Public Employees Association

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President’s Corner

The Time is Now!

Senate Bill 2311 (State Employee Pay Bill) was voted on in the House Government Veteran Affairs Committee on Friday. The vote was 7 yeas and 6 nays and it was recommended that it be placed on the calendar without recommendation and be referred to the House Appropriations Committee. This pay bill is very important to state employees and must be passed now! The pay package included in SB 2311 provides for a 5% ...

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Campaign for America’s Future

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Dear Tom,

Early Bird Registration Extended!

Early Bird registration for America’s Future Now! has been extended. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the largest annual progressive gathering in Washington, and this historic opportunity for change. Register now. GO»

The corporate interests, conservative hacks and their media enablers are pushing a new, laughable line to obstruct change: President Obama is doing too much. Seriously.

Here’s the reality: there is much to do, with crises threatening our health care, our climate and the ...

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North Dakota Legislative Actions

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Senate Democratic Caucus

End of Week Report (Week 10)

March 13, 2009

Week 10 in the Legislature was dominated by a debate over how the state should spend $575 million in stimulus money coming down from the federal government.

The debate is over whether the state should spend all the stimulus money on top of current spending proposals to stimulate the economy, or whether the state should hold back its own spending in the wake of the stimulus money. This latter approach—recommended by Gov. ...

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Medicare Update

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Hello Everyone,

Please enjoy the information contained in this edition of Frontier Focus. Please be sure to share it with your members, colleagues, providers and office billing staff. Thank you for your continued efforts to broadcast Medicare information to the providers in Region VIII.

Table of Contents

1. Special ODF on the 2009 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) With the American College of Cardiology

2. 2009 Physician Quality ...

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Inside Higher Education

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Daily News Update
March 13, 2009
Hello. Here’s what’s new on our site today:
News
False Positives on Plagiarism
March 13, 2009
Texas Tech writing experts compare services designed to catch cheaters — and find problems with the results. Attendees at composition meeting also discuss Turnitin’s payments to some presenting papers about Turnitin.

» View full article
Tenure Flashpoint in Kentucky
March 13, 2009
Amid outcry from faculty, the board of the ...

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Events at Minot State Univesity in North Dakota

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Hamilton discusses ‘Wotah, Spiritual Leader to Crazy Horse’ Thursday
Mark Hamilton, owner of Wild Things Gallery, will be a guest speaker on Thursday (March 12) in the Conference Center (Metigoshe Room), 1 p.m. The topic of his presentation is “Wotah, Spiritual Leader to Crazy Horse.”

This is a well-researched and interesting presentation on one of closest people to Chief Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse was one of the well-known, historical Oglala Sioux warriors at the Battle at the Little Bighorn, also ...

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Teacher Education Update

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AACTE Weekly News Briefs | March 10, 2009

. . . delivered to your inbox so you can enjoy up-to-date news on Colleges of Education, Teaching and the Classroom, Campaigns, Legislation, STEM Teacher Issues, International Teacher Issues, Grants, and Upcoming Events. Please click on linked headlines for full story.

AACTE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Getting Ready: The Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Competition
The U.S. Department of Education intends to open a grant competition for the Teacher Quality Partnership Grants (Title II, Higher Education Opportunity Act) ...

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Campus Communication Tools — Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Dear Dr. Tom Seymour,

Last week you were invited to this industry leading webinar. We are
now pleased to provide a detailed conference agenda for your review.

“Campus Crisis Communication Tools: Facebook, MySpace, YouTube & More”
Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
http://www.HigherEdHero.com/9B/0/2/p29PUPc/p2X4U11Ri/p0e

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
Using Social Networking Tools for Crisis Communication
** How Facebook, Twitter and Myspace can benefit your crisis communications
plan
** Tips for using Youtube and internet ...

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Capitol Journal

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President Barack Obama recently made big news by introducing a budget
that includes $634 billion toward universal health care programs. But
while the president’s focus is now on providing health care to the
uninsured, a small but growing number of states are turning their attention to
preventing health insurers from unfairly dropping thousands of people who
already have coverage.
That practice, known as rescission, is certainly nothing new. Insurers have
long held the option of cancelling an individual health policy ...

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