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In South Dakota Senate, far-right lawmakers rankle GOP

Feb. 03, 2023 18:34 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The conversation between a state senator and a legislative aide started with a seemingly routine discussion about a bill. It suddenly spiraled as the senator allegedly harassed the aide because she had vaccinated her young child, plunging the Senate into a political drama that...

S. Dakota lawmakers push bill to bar transgender youth care

Jan. 31, 2023 17:31 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender youth in South Dakota. Supporters argued a bill barring youth from accessing puberty blockers, hormones and surgery would protect adolescents from...

South Dakota's Noem breaks news conference tradition

Jan. 27, 2023 18:13 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has yet to make herself available to the Capitol press during the first three weeks of the state's legislative session, breaking with a decades-old ritual of South Dakota governors holding a weekly news conference to publicly discuss their...

South Dakota House passes $200M for housing infrastructure

Jan. 23, 2023 18:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House passed a $200 million fund for housing infrastructure projects, pushing the funding package over its final hurdle in the Legislature after a right-wing group of Republicans sought to thwart its passage. The funding package evenly divides...

State lawmakers: Teach 'American exceptionalism' in schools

Jan. 23, 2023 18:02 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A group of South Dakota lawmakers pushed forward an initiative on Monday that offers an optional social studies curriculum for K-12 and university students rooted in “American exceptionalism” and the founding ideals of the U.S. Programs offering similar...

South Dakota's Noem says cell phone number hacked

Jan. 23, 2023 16:44 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday that her personal cell phone number has been hacked and blamed it on the release of her Social Security number amid hundreds of documents that the House Jan. 6 committee released last year. The Republican governor, who...

South Dakota tribe: Storm deaths 'could have been prevented'

Jan. 23, 2023 14:37 PM EST

Honor Beauvais’ every breath was a battle as a snowstorm battered the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The asthmatic 12-year-old's worried aunt and uncle begged for help clearing a path to their cattle ranch near the community of Two Strike as his condition worsened, his...

Noem wants investigation into social security number leak

Jan. 21, 2023 11:39 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem is demanding the U.S. Department of Justice investigate why her family’s social security numbers were leaked when Congress released its findings in the Jan. 6 investigation. The House Select Commission on the Ja. 6 Investigation’s...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jan. 18, 2023 18:38 PM EST

Yankton Press & Dakotan. January 16, 2023. Editorial: Storm Response And The Need For Answers A point of contention was brought to the South Dakota Legislature last week concerning the state’s recent response to a December snowstorm that smothered several West...

South Dakota governor's grocery tax repeal hits GOP pushback

Jan. 18, 2023 16:50 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are considering a number of tax cuts this year, including Gov. Kristi Noem’s campaign promise to repeal the grocery tax. The only problem is deciding on which ones. Republican lawmakers are proposing alternative tax cut schemes, such as...