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North Dakota Supreme Court rules against Gov. Doug Burgum in fight to fill dead candidate's state House seat

Gov. Doug Burgum had argued the Constitution gave him the right to appoint someone to a state House seat won by David Andahl on Nov. 3.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Court: North Dakota governor can't fill dead candidate seat

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum does not have the authority to appoint someone to a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election, the North Dakota Supreme Court concluded Tuesday.
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How the governors of Iowa, Utah, and North Dakota pivoted and issued public health orders to contain recent coronavirus surges

Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum all issued mask mandates. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, @GovHerbert/Twitter, @DougBurgum/Twitter The US is fighting against a surge of new cases of coronavirus across the country. Governors of Iowa, Utah, and North Dakota all enforced their first statewide mask mandate this month.  The governors cited alarming increases of coronavirus cases in each state that prompted the new mask mandates and caus...
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Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
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The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
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The problem with allowing COVID-positive health care workers to continue working

On November 9th, the governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum, decided to allow hospital workers with COVID-19 to continue to come to work. He required that they be asymptomatic and that they only work on COVID-19 wards with COVID-19 patients. Given at-capacity hospitals and skyrocketing case counts in that state, health care workers (HCW) had […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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These are the latest cities and states to tighten lockdown restrictions as a third wave of COVID-19 hits the US

Crystal Cox/Business Insider States and cities across the US including New Jersey, Philadelphia, and California have tightened their COVID-19 restrictions amid a third wave of the virus. Most of the restrictions focus on restricting indoor gatherings between people from multiple households. Some states and cities have issued new rules affecting gyms, schools, and restaurants. Some have also issued revised mask mandates. New states to enforce tougher rules include California, Iowa, and New...
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Anger in North Dakota after governor asks Covid-positive health workers to keep working

Doctors and nurses say order puts lives in danger, amid a Covid surge and a statewide shortage of healthcare workersInteractive: the healthcare workers who have died from CovidNurse Leslie McKarney has gotten used to the 16-hour shifts, to skipping lunch, to the nightly ritual of throwing all her clothes in the laundry and showering as soon as she walks through the door to avoid potentially infecting her children. She’s even grown accustomed to triaging Covid patients, who often arrive at the em...
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Several states announced tightened travel and gathering restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving as US coronavirus cases surge

A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Several states are tightening restrictions in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus as millions of Americans are expected to travel and gather for Thanksgiving.  These measures come as the number of positive coronavirus cases surge acr...
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‘Life-Or-Death Situation’: Governors Order New Restrictions As COVID Rages

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as many of their counterparts in other states show little appetite for reimposing the hard-line restrictions of last spring. “We are in a life-or-death situation, and if we don’t act right now, we cannot preserve the lives, we can’t keep saving lives, and we will absolutely crush our ...
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North Dakota mandates masks, capacity limits as virus surges

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered a statewide mask mandate and imposed several business restrictions late Friday in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has stressed the state's hospital capacity.
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The Coming Wave is a Killer

Here in the US, the coronavirus pandemic is out of control. Today states reported 144,000 new Covid-19 cases and 1,562 Americans died. Hospitalizations are rising quickly, with more than 1,600 people admitted every day. Texas has had more than 1 million infections, and has set up mobile morgues. In North Dakota, the hospitals are at full capacity and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (R), who has refused to issue a mask requirement, is now allowing infected healt...
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US healthcare on brink as COVID-19 hospitalizations hit all-time high (ars technica)

Enlarge / Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020, in Houston, Texas. (credit: Getty | Go Nakamura) More people in the United States are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 than ever before in the pandemic, and hospitals in numerous states are on the brink of being overwhelmed. Around 62,000 people in the US are now in the hospital with the pandemic coronaviru...
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With coronavirus cases surging, nurses in North Dakota demand a statewide mask mandate

Nurses in North Dakota are pushing back against a new policy stating that they can continue working after testing positive for the coronavirus, as long as they do not show any symptoms and only treat COVID-19 patients.North Dakota has the worst infection and death rates per person in the United States, and is experiencing a shortage of health care workers and hospital beds. Gov. Doug Burgum (R) announced the new policy on Monday, and the North Dakota Nurses Association said in a statement on Wed...
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North Dakota allows infected health care workers to continue working as hospitals hit capacity

In North Dakota, staffing shortages are so critical that Gov. Doug Burgum issued an order this week allowing health care workers with active Covid-19 infections to continue working in the Covid unit of hospitals, as long as they are asymptomatic and take extra precautions.
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US nears 62,000 daily COVID-19 hospitalizations, an all time high, as it breaks another record of 131,000 new daily cases

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US has broken its April 15 record for COVID hospitalizations, according to The Covid Tracking Project, as winter nears. The US has recorded 1 million new cases within the first ten days of November 2020. Today, at least 131,000 cases were recorded nationally, according to The Covid T...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high in US, nearing 62,000, as the country adds 131,000 new cases

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US has broken its April 15 record for COVID hospitalizations, according to The Covid Tracking Project, as winter nears. The US has recorded 1 million new cases within the first ten days of November 2020. Today, at least 131,000 cases were recorded nationally, according to The Covid T...
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North Dakota healthcare workers are now permitted to continue treating COVID-19 patients, even if they test positive for the disease

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum speaks during a press conference in February. Stephen Yang/Getty Images North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday announced that healthcare workers with asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 can continue working in hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients as the state grapples with surging hospital admissions and a lack of medical staff. The order comes as hospitals reach their capacity in the state due to a mix of COVID-19 patients and other patients who deferred trea...
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Republican Politician Who Died of Covid-19 Wins Election in North Dakota

David Andahl, a Republican candidate for the North Dakota state legislature, won election on Tuesday, but the 55 year old won’t be taking office. Unfortunately, Andahl died of the coronavirus last month.Read more...
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LIVE RESULTS Gubernatorial Elections: Republican incumbents ahead in 2020 reelection races

Insider Insider Eleven gubernatorial seats are up for grabs around the US in 2020. While gubernatorial elections have been largely overshadowed by the presidential race, governors have played in a leading role in shaping the US' response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Insider, in partnership with Decision Desk HQ, has live election results and race calls for all 11 gubernatorial elections on the ballot. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In addition to the closely wa...
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Fargo, North Dakota, mayor clashes with governor over whether the state should require people to wear face masks as COVID-19 cases multiply in the state

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. Stephen Yang/Getty Images Several cities in North Dakota have enacted mask mandates as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.  The state's governor has encouraged mask use but stopped short of enacting requirements, despite calls from some mayors.  North Dakota was the first state to surpass 100 cases per 100,000 residents.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19 cases in North Dakota continue to surge and while different citi...
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Insider's guide to the 2020 gubernatorial elections

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper/Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images/Gerry Broome/AP Photo Eleven gubernatorial seats are up for grabs around the US in 2020. While gubernatorial elections have been largely overshadowed by the presidential race, governors have played in a leading role in shaping the US' response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Insider, in partnership with Decision Desk HQ, will have live election results and race calls ...
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Live results of North Dakota's governor race between Doug Burgum and Shelley Lenz

North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum is running for reelection against Democratic challenger Shelley Lenz. Burgum had no prior political experience before becoming governor and was a businessman. Lenz, a veterinarian, is a political newcomer. Experts rate the race as solid Republican. See the live coverage and full results from the most competitive US elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum is running for reelection against De...
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Why Is Socialism Becoming Less Scary?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  In her extraordinary new documentary film, “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word,” director Yael Bridge examines the surprising rebirth of American socialism. “Socialism is as American as apple pie,” notes one of the film’s interviewees, Harvard University philosopher and activist Cornel West. That statement becomes the film’s theme.  Of course, many would dispute West’s statement. “America will never be a socialist country,” P...
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As cases surge in North Dakota, Fargo becomes state's 1st city to issue mask mandate

With North Dakota reporting the most COVID-19 cases per capita in the United States, Fargo on Monday became the first city in the state to issue a mask mandate."As a community, we must all do our part to greatly reduce the spread of this deadly COVID-19 disease," Mayor Tim Mahoney, a general surgeon, said in a statement. Fargo, North Dakota's biggest city, is in Cass County, which has the state's highest number of COVID-19 cases. Mahoney said he issued the mandate due to increased hospit...
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GOP Gov. DeWine Urges People To Wear Masks: ‘This Is About Loving Your Fellow Human Being’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) pointed out on Tuesday night that wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic is a matter of basic empathy, not politics. “Look, this is about loving your fellow human being,” the governor said during an interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. “This is an instruction as old as the Bible. You’re supposed to love your fellow man and woman, and that’s what we’re really doing.” “I think that’s the message, that you’re not wearing it so much for yourself as you are wea...
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GOP Gov. Rejects Divide Over Wearing Face Masks: ‘This Is Not About Politics’

Ohio's Mike DeWine joined North Dakota's Doug Burgum in urging people to set aside politics and put on masks.
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United We Mask: GOPers View Mask-Wearing As Key To Reopening Economy

Three prominent Republicans bolstered North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s (R) to end the “political” divide on mask-wearing requirements during Sunday morning interviews. Unlike President Trump’s refusal to wear a mask while touring a Ford plant outside of Michigan on Thursday — despite White House staffers being ordered to do so after two aides tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) ar...
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GOP Guv. Tearfully Pleads Anti-Maskers To ‘Dial Up Your Empathy’ And End ‘Political’ Divide

As some right-wingers in several areas of the country (and the government) openly defy requirements on wearing masks on ideological grounds in spite of the COVID-19 outbreak, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) despairs at the prospect of his state falling into the same quagmire. “If someone is wearing a mask, they’re not doing it to represent what political party they’re in or what candidates they support,” the Republican governor said during an emotional press briefing on Friday. “They might ...
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North Dakota governor makes emotional plea to avoid other states' divide over face masks

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum became emotional Friday as he pleaded with residents not to divide themselves over mask wearing amid the coronavirus pandemic or shame those who choose to wear masks, but to instead be empathetic.
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