Young Students Saying Pledge of Allegiance

SD House Panel Supports Daily Pledge in Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has recommended that students in all South Dakota public school classrooms should recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily. The State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve a measure that would require each public school district to give students the chance to recite the pledge each...
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SD Senate OKs High School Group Transparency Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a measure requiring openness from the group that governs state-wide high school sports and fine arts activities. The bill’s sponsor, and other senators, say the High School Activities Association does good work for the state. Supporters of the bill say the association should be...
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SD House Passes Abortion Ban for Gender Selection

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a bill that would ban abortions sought because of the gender of a fetus. Representatives voted 60-10 for the bill after sponsors said people from some Asian nations are aborting female fetuses because they want sons. They say the practice could spread to South...
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Nebraska Law That Allowed Keystone XL Struck Down

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A judge has struck down a Nebraska law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state. Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling Wednesday that invalidated Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of the route. Stacy says the decision should have been made by the Nebraska...
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