Proposal sets procedures for Capitol harassment complaints

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A proposed policy would establish procedures for handling and resolving reports of sexual harassment in North Dakota's Capitol.

Existing policy bars harassment but provides no process for the reporting of complaints. The new proposal is being studied by the Legislative Procedure and Arrangements Committee.

Lawmakers, legislative ...

Oklahoma court removes some language in Pruitt FOIA ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has removed language that was critical of the state attorney general's office in an Open Records Act case involving communications between then-Attorney General Scott Pruitt and major energy companies as well as the Republican Attorney General's Association.

The court ruled Monday that ...

Massachusetts colleges offer certificate in ‘reproductive justice’

A consortium of colleges in Massachusetts is offering students a certificate in "reproductive justice."

The Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Program is jointly administered by Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The certificate requires students to complete six approved ...

Kansas House committee approves school safety legislation

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Legislation designed to make Kansas schools safer from gun violence has passed a House committee.

The bill endorsed by the Appropriations Committee on Monday would require schools and state agencies to establish guidelines for fortifying schools against armed threats. It also would provide $5 million for ...

Greitens wants criminal trial moved up to April 3

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to start in two weeks, more than a month earlier than scheduled.

Attorneys for the Republican governor at a St. Louis Circuit Court hearing Monday also said they anticipate asking ...

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 16

Should the Minnesota Legislature lose party labels?

It says much about the degree of dissatisfaction with the partisanship that infuses modern American government that a state House committee last week took up a bill that would end party designation in the Legislature.

Just as noteworthy: ...

Kekuta Manneh added to US roster for Paraguay game March 27

CHICAGO (AP) - Mexican league midfielder Kekuta Manneh was added to the U.S. roster Monday for a March 27 exhibition against Paraguay at Cary, North Carolina.

The 27-year-old was born in Ghana and became a U.S. citizen two years ago while playing with Vancouver. He was traded to Columbus in ...