Injustice

A state agency filed a complaint against the security company that tracked and targeted DAPL opponents.

North Dakota’s Private Investigative and Security Board says TigerSwan has been operating in the state without a license since last year, when Energy …

Environmentalism

A North Dakota Republican thinks there are too many colleges in the state

A North Dakota state legislator says that there may be too many schools in the state — but once liked school choice<p>Is North Dakota too educated? That’s the question one state Republican wants to answer.<p>Republican Rep. Rick Becker told the state Board of Education Tuesday he thinks the state has too …

Education

“Protest!” Captures The People and Places of Resistance From The 1930s to Today

This new exhibit is dedicated to images of resistance past and present.<p>The art of protesting — and the art inspired by protest — have long been inseparable and invaluable components of the human experience. While a lone man standing before a herd of tanks can change the course of a nation’s …

Cannonball

Japanese Beetle Likely In North Dakota For Good

<b>BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) —</b> A bug that’s an enemy to front yard flower beds, backyard vegetable gardens, farmers’ crops and even golf courses has been …

Minnesota

In Texas, a Mental-Health Measure That Left and Right Should Support

The Sandra Bland Act diverts care for the mentally ill from the police to medical professionals.<p>Here’s an issue on which liberals and conservatives …

Conservative POV

Appeals Court Finds Netherlands Partially Liable for Srebrenica Massacre

The ruling by the Hague Appeals Court upholds a lower court’s decision three years ago.<p>The Hague Appeals Court ruled Tuesday that the Netherlands was partly responsible for the deaths of 350 Bosnian Muslim males during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, upholding a lower-court ruling from 2014.<p>But …

Bayou Bridge Pipeline opponents aim to build Standing Rock-like protest camp

Environmental advocates opposing the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline, have begun seeking building materials, sleeping bags and food supplies to create …

Justice

North Korean horror: Newly exposed video reveals brutal tactics of Otto Warmbier's sadistic torturers

Many detainees are tortured into confessing crimes they didn’t even commit.<p>And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the treatment of inmates inside Kim Jong Un’s torture chambers and prison camps.<p>The brutality of the North Korean regime was once again cast into the international …

World News

Dakota Access review to re-examine impact on tribe

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge's order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, D.C., court room. The big question is whether the pipeline will be shut down …

Justice

Police: 8 protesters arrested at gas pipeline project

Massachusetts State Police say eight demonstrators were arrested for trespassing into restricted areas at a natural gas pipeline project.<p>Police say …

Pipelines

Police violently disperse activists at banned Istanbul pride

Turkish authorities used tear gas, dogs and rubber bullets, detaining dozens of pride attendees after the event was banned for a third year<p>Istanbul pride had been banned for a third year in a row, but this didn’t stop LGBT activists defiantly holding protests and celebrations.<p>Turkish police …

LGBTQ

'The system was set up to fail': tribes try to regain control of their land and futures

The Standing Rock protests symbolized their empowerment struggle, but a quieter push to strengthen tribal governments has been gaining traction for years<p>Are you fighting for tribal reform? We want to hear from you<p>It’s Tuesday evening on the Blackfeet Indian reservation, which means time for a …

Justice

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Where Due Process Goes to Die

Police can take your money or property and keep it, even if no charges are filed.<p>Clarence Thomas is famously taciturn on the bench. But his few words …

Conservative POV

Are you fighting for tribal reform?

We would like to hear from people who are involved in tribal constitutional reform. What issues are you facing and what are your hopes for the future?<p>Hundreds of activists and several tribes have been involved in a campaign to strengthen tribal governments, in a bid to give them a firmer footing as …

Justice

U.N. war crimes tribunal urges Balkan leaders to carry on its work

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Authorities in the former Yugoslavia will need to harness a spirit of reconciliation to pursue the legacy of the United Nations war crimes tribunal in bringing justice to victims once it closes down, its president said on Saturday.<p>The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal …

World News

Monroe County firefighter arrested after attacking man who wouldn’t give him a cigarette, cops say

A Monroe County firefighter was arrested Friday night after he attacked a man who refused to give him a cigarette, police said.<p>Deputies were called …

Crime

Seventy-Five Years in Prison for Protesting in Black?

Demonstrators protest Donald Trump's Inauguration in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. (Photo: Mobilus In Mobili)<p>Olivia Alsip found herself trapped. …

Justice

ACLU pushes to stop pepper spray at Wisconsin youth prisons

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections immediately end the use of pepper spray and solitary confinement at juvenile prisons.<p>U.S. District Judge James Peterson says he will issue an order …

Justice

Denver woman arrested during pipeline protest released to halfway house

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing a move from jail to a halfway house for a Denver woman accused of shooting at law …

Denver

Eight arrested at pipeline demonstration in Sandisfield

Eight people were arrested for trespassing in Sandisfield on Saturday during a demonstration to protest the extension of a natural gas pipeline in …

Boston

DAPL whistleblower in hiding after receiving threats

cshagen@hpr1.com<b><br>BISMARCK</b> - Former DAPL security employee turned whistleblower, Kourtni Dockter, is in hiding. Threats from “concerned citizens” have …

Justice

Dallas Goldtooth: The Fight Against DAPL Is Not Over

Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline this summer and into the fall, despite the ruling from a federal judge last week that …

Justice

The Latest: Sanford, Mid Dakota Clinic merger contested

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Latest on the proposed merger of Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic (all times local):<p>3:05 p.m.<p>The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney General are trying to block Sanford Health's proposed merger with Mid Dakota Clinic.<p>The two agencies jointly filed a complaint …

Health Care

ACLU Sues DC Police, Claims Officers Wrongfully Arrested Protesters During Trump’s Inauguration

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, claiming that officers …

Policing

Colorado Challenges Police to Serve and Protect, Not Fine and Collect

The ballot measure is creative and straightforward: all fines issued against Coloradans can be satisfied with a donation to a registered charity of …

Foundation for Economic Education

Religious freedom isn’t just for Hobby Lobby — it’s for indigenous rights, too

The fight against DAPL continues<p>Last week, the Standing Rock Sioux celebrated what they believe is a ground-breaking legal victory in the protracted fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.<p>A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National …

Justice

An indigenous woman is facing federal charges for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline

Her indictment signifies a dangerous shift toward criminalizing protesters<p>In an escalation of the criminalization of protesters, an indigenous woman is facing several federal charges for her involvement in the Standing Rock protests last fall. Red Fawn Fallis, 38, a member of the Oglala Sioux …

Justice

The Company Behind the Dakota Pipeline Is Spilling Toxic Fluid in Ohio - Bloomberg

Energy Transfer Partners LP is making a mess of its biggest project since the Dakota Access pipeline.<p>Construction of the $4.2 billion Rover natural …

Environment

Texas Governor Signs ‘Weakened’ Sandra Bland Act Into Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Sandra Bland Act into law Thursday, in what was supposed to be a decisive move to address the issues that led to …

African-American News

US accused of being complicit in abuse and torture of detainees in secret Yemeni prisons

<b>Mukalla:</b> Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaeda militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse …

Middle East