discrimination

City of Fargo Reaches Settlement With Fired Firefighter

Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have awarded a former Fargo firefighter 63 thousand dollars to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Scot Kelsh sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality after he was diagnosed with a work-related disability. He was fired in 2016. Appeals to the City Commission and the City Civil Service Commission upheld his…

North Dakota House Adds To Medical Marijuana Bill, Still Needs Senate Approval

House Also Rejects Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota House has voted in favor of several proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana law. The changes will need Senate approval before they can take effect. House members approved adding 13 illnesses to the list of 17 approved medical conditions, along with terminal illnesses. They would include Tourette syndrome, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, opioid withdrawal and…

How Supreme Court Decision is Affecting Voter Rights for Native Americans Living on Reservations

After moving through the Supreme Court, all people living in the state must have a street address on their ID, but many living on Native American reservations have a P.O. box

FARGO, N.D. — The Supreme Court decides not to overturn a law in North Dakota requiring people to show a current street address on their ID in order to vote. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how many Native Americans feel their rights as citizens have been violated because of this decision. “When you talk about the freedoms of everybody, I…

Trump Administration Rolls Back Access to Birth Control

Eliminating this birth control rule was one of President Trump's promises while on the campaign trail

  NATIONAL — The Trump Administration is rolling back access to birth control. This will affect about 55 million American women who benefit from the Obama-era rule which makes employers give access to birth control on their healthcare plans. Eliminating this birth control rule was one of President Trump’s promises while on the campaign trail. An anonymous official with the…

Local Reaction to President Trump’s Tweets on Banning Transgenders from the Military

President Trump says transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U–S Military

FARGO, ND — President Trump said transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military. People in the metro and officials nationwide have shared their opinions. “When we see a move like this from the administration, from way high up, from the top of the administration, it gives me a lot of…

Fargo’s Mayor Mahoney Releases Statement on Racist Posters Found Downtown

Mayor Mahoney called these posters discriminatory and divisive

  FARGO, ND — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says discriminatory posters circulating downtown do not represent the people of the city. Earlier this week, posters signed by The Flyovers which showed white supremacist beliefs were seen in a back alley by Wurst Bier Hall. Mayor Mahoney called these posters discriminatory and divisive. He says they do not value the city’s…

ND House Rejects Discrimination Bill Based on Sexual Orientation

The bill was defeated 69-22 on Friday, the latest defeat for an idea that's gone down three other times in recent years.

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers have rejected a bill for a fourth time that would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation when it comes to their homes or jobs. The bill was overwhelmingly defeated 69 to 22. Fargo Democrat Josh Boschee is the main sponsor of the legislation and says many LGBT people live under the constant fear…

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill Proposed in North Dakota

Lawmakers Are hoping to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in North Dakota

Lawmakers are once again proposing a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in North Dakota. This is the fourth time this bill has been introduced. The bipartisan bill was first introduced by openly gay Democratic State Representative Josh Boschee. State law in North Dakota currently prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, disability and other…