Bill would create online ballot measure circulator directory

A South Dakota bill to create an online directory of people who collect signatures to put ballot measures before voters is headed to the Senate floor
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South Dakota panel scraps bill to reduce early voting

A South Dakota Senate panel has scrapped a bill that would have cut the time allowed for early voting in the state by two weeks
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Bill rejected to offer driver's license materials in Spanish

South Dakota representatives have shelved a bill that would have directed the state to offer driver's license applications and written tests in Spanish
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Mission man pleads not guilty to escaping federal custody

A Mission man has pleaded not guilty to escaping from federal custody
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Legislature to debate civics test, science education bills

Lawmakers will debate measures this week to create a reporter shield law, lengthen legislative terms and allow a proposed casino complex in a southeastern South
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Blue Jackets acquire center Matt Duchene from Ottawa

Blue Jackets acquire center Matt Duchene from Ottawa
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AG's push to scrap presumptive probation falls short in 2019

Lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have reversed South Dakota's presumptive probation policy for some lower-level felonies
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South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facin
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South Dakota House approves bill to cut early voting window

The state House has narrowly approved a bill that would cut the amount of time available for early voting in South Dakota
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SD high court rules against woman in same-sex benefits case

South Dakota's Supreme Court has ruled against a retired police official seeking to collect state retirement system survivor benefits after her wife, a former p
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Mixed martial arts star Georges St-Pierre retires at 37

Georges St-Pierre, Canadian who helped fuel UFC's worldwide growth, retires at 37
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Analysts say reversing presumptive probation would cost $53M

A South Dakota Senate panel has endorsed ending presumptive probation, a priority for the state attorney general that legislative analysts predict will cost mor
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Mother returned to Vegas in 1986 missing child murder case

A 60-year-old woman arrested in Florida after police in Nevada reopened an investigation of the disappearance of her 3-year-old son in 1986 has been returned to
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Mississippi man shot and killed after standoff with police

A Mississippi man has been shot dead by police after a standoff, with police saying he emerged from a house pointing a gun at officers
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Senate debate of industrial hemp measure postponed

The fate of a South Dakota industrial hemp bill with strong legislative support despite Gov. Kristi Noem's disapproval will remain a mystery a little longer aft
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Lawmakers to talk presumptive probation, campus free speech

South Dakota lawmakers plan to take up bills this week to end presumptive probation, promote "intellectual diversity" on college campuses and target an activiti
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South Dakota lawmakers seek to reduce absentee voting window

South Dakota lawmakers are advancing a bill that would cut the amount of time available for early voting
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Kansas' abortion uncertainty fuels response to New York law

Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but stymied by an uncertain state legal climate, so they're focusing on condemning New
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Noem revives request that lawmakers hold off on hemp bill

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is restating her "very real concerns" with efforts to legalize industrial hemp this year
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South Dakota revenues on track as lawmakers prepare budget

South Dakota lawmakers are projecting that they will have a little bit more money available than previously expected when they craft the state budget this sessi
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Lawmakers to debate bills on industrial hemp, guns on campus

South Dakota lawmakers this week plan to debate bills on missing and murdered indigenous women, industrial hemp and campus gun policies
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Noem signals change ahead for 'intellectual diversity' bill

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says officials will work on changes to a Republican-backed bill seeking to promote "intellectual diversity" on college campuses
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South Dakota Senate panel advances indigenous language bill

A Senate panel has endorsed a bill that would recognize the official indigenous language of South Dakota as that of the Oceti Sakowin, or Great Sioux Nation.
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Senate upholds Noem's veto of solar energy legislation

South Dakota senators have upheld Gov. Kristi Noem's rejection of a bill to define solar energy facilities in state law
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