North Dakota

America is Aging and Growing More Diverse, Census Data Shows

“More than four out of every five counties were older in 2018 than in 2010," said one Census Bureau official about new population estimates.

Florida Moves to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Baltimore mayor resigns … New election machines in North Dakota … Marijuana lounges become legal in Las Vegas.

When Does a Winter Storm Become a Bomb Cyclone?

What raises a common winter storm to the level of 'bomb cyclone'? It's all about rapid, sharp changes in atmospheric pressure— and the scientists who coined the term meant to highlight their power.

Invasive Species Have Some States Seeking Increased Federal Partnership

More than 5,000 invasive species—from plants like cheatgrass to rodents like nutria—inhabit the U.S. causing about $120 billion in economic damage annually.

Tax Cuts, Whale Funding and Pay Bonuses Among the Priorities in Governors' Proposed Budgets

Across the U.S. governors are rolling out their spending plans for the upcoming fiscal cycle.

How North Dakota IT Plans to Reinvent Business Services

Low unemployment across the state poses a threat to talent recruitment.

Support for N.D. Marijuana Initiative Outweighs Opposition, Poll Finds

Ballot Measure 3 includes an unusual provision that would automatically seal criminal records for marijuana offenses.

‘Marsy’s Law’ Protections for Crime Victims Sound Great, but Could Cause Problems

Six states have approved the victims' rights constitutional amendments, with voters in six more soon expected to consider similar measures.

Marijuana on the Ballot: What States Will Consider in November

Five states have marijuana-related ballot initiatives primed for the general election on Nov. 6.

Moody’s: Trump’s $12B Farmer Bailout Won’t Have the Desired Effect

Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota have the most to lose in a “trade war” with China.

Featured eBooks

Five States To Get A Smart Tech Boot Camp

The states will be the first in the multi-year "Smarter States, Smarter Communities" learning lab, which grows out of National Governor Association Chair Brian Sandoval's 'Ahead of the Curve' Initiative.

Scammers Threaten North Dakota Governor With ‘Immediate Arrest’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Colorado pension reform bill approved … Louisiana special legislative session … and Michigan’s suburban growth.

There Might Be a Cheaper Drug, But Pharmacists Can’t Tell You That

State legislatures consider proposals to eliminate the so-called gag rules that pharmacists say can prevent them from telling customers about cheaper drugs.

Transforming State Government IT Into an Amazon Prime-Like Experience

North Dakota’s tech entrepreneur turned governor wants to use savings from budget cuts to boost investments in IT infrastructure.

Moody's Highlights States Most Vulnerable to NAFTA Exit

Talks are ongoing between the U.S., Canada and Mexico over the future of the trade deal, which President Trump has criticized.

Reconnecting a Community With a River That Once Brought Disaster

As Minot, North Dakota continues to recover from 2011's record-setting flooding, efforts to repair the city’s relationship with the Souris River continue.

Mich., N.D. Governors Warn Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt Their States

Govs. Rick Snyder and Doug Burgum, both Republicans, say the agreement should be updated, but not nixed.

Rural Access to Obstetric Services Continues to Decline

MAP: As many as 2.4 million women of reproductive age live in counties that completely lack these services.

The States Where Work-Related Fatality Rates Are the Highest

A new AFL-CIO report looks at the geography of workplace deaths and injuries.