1. Have you signed up for Everbridge yet? It’s the free notification system for Richland County emergency alerts. See the insert form in today’s News Monitor or visit https://co.richland.nd.us/everbridge to signup online.
2. As more than a dozen states consider passing anti-transgender legislation this year, North Dakota lawmakers rejected a bill Friday that would have made people pay $1,500 each time they refer to themselves or others with gender pronouns different from the ones they were assigned at birth, the AP reported. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, opponents of the legislation testified that the bill is designed to discriminate and could impact the state’s behavioral health providers. The vote tally came to 39 senators against the bill and eight in favor.