SD Senate OKs Gun Limits on Some Mentally Ill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a bill to add dangerously mentally ill people to a national registry and keep them from obtaining guns. The Senate voted 26-9 to support the measure. It passed the House on Feb. 20. Under the measure, people who are involuntarily committed as dangerous would...
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SD Senate Revives Bill Limiting Traffic Camera Use

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has brought back and passed a measure regulating red-light traffic cameras after it was killed in committee. Senators voted 26-9 to support the bill. The main sponsor of the bill Rep. Peggy Gibson says it was “revived and revised.” The Huron Democrat has been working on...
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SD House Endorses Broadening Domestic Abuse Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a measure that would expand the state’s domestic abuse laws to cover couples who are dating but don’t live together. Representatives voted 56-14 to pass the bill, which has already been approved by the Senate. The Senate now will decide whether to accept a...
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Student Height, Weight Survey Nearly Unchanged

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health officials say the number of students in South Dakota who were obese or overweight during the 2012-2013 school year remained practically unchanged compared to the previous year. The South Dakota Department of Health says 16.6 percent of students attending schools that submitted data to the department were considered overweight....
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