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Lower Brule tribe sues Lyman County over redistricting plan

May. 24, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is suing Lyman County in federal court for delaying a redistricting plan that would ensure the timely election of tribal candidates to the County Commission. The tribe says the delay prevents them from electing two commissioners in...

Appeals court: Sex crime conviction stands in Sturgis sting

May. 20, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled a sex crime conviction doesn’t require that there's an actual victim. The court this week upheld the conviction of a man stemming from a sting operation during the 2017 Sturgis motorcycle rally. ...

Antolini named WVa Public Broadcasting executive director

May. 18, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The interim leader of West Virginia Public Broadcasting was named Wednesday as its full-time chief executive officer and executive director. The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority voted unanimously to remove the interim tag from Butch...

PBS' Judy Woodruff plans to step down as 'NewsHour' anchor

May. 14, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judy Woodruff says she'll be stepping down as anchor of PBS' nightly “NewsHour” program at the end of the year. Woodruff, 75, said she will report longer pieces for “NewsHour” and do other projects and specials for public television, at least through the...

A new Oregon mining boom could be a bust for sage grouse

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

McDermitt, Ore. (AP) — Katie Fite crouched behind some waist-high sagebrush, and her dog Bell nestled in the plant’s cozy cavity to shield from howling winds. It was the first Saturday in April, peak mating season for sage grouse on a remote stretch of the Oregon-Nevada border....

School board hires superintendent with past controversies

May. 12, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — The Newberg School District has named as its next superintendent a man who was put on leave amid an investigation in his most recent superintendent role and who resigned from another superintendent position after retweeting an offensive remark. The school board...

Appeals court hears allegations of special needs abuse

May. 12, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Some Aberdeen School District employees have made their case before the 8th District appeals court that a lawsuit by parents of five special education student should not proceed to trial. The appeals court heard the case Wednesday. The parents allege a...

Portland mayor signs emergency order over trash, graffiti

May. 11, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has signed another emergency order in an effort to clean up Portland. The fourth declaration Wheeler has issued to address homelessness and livability issues goes into effect Wednesday, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. ...

Portland settles suit over homeless sweeps, changes rules

May. 10, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, Oregon, has settled with a group of people who sued over the way the city conducts homeless sweeps. The class-action lawsuit, filed last year, alleged city contractors were illegally discarding the personal belongings of people living...

South Dakota farmers optimistic about commodity prices

May. 06, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

LAKE PRESTON, S.D. (AP) — Farmers in South Dakota says there's a reason for optimism as they head out to their fields to plant crops this spring. Commodity markets are up 62% over the 10-year average. Wayne Soren raises crops and cattle near Lake Preston. ...