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Bar Backs Custody Bill; Group Says It Falls Short

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s lawyers are supporting legislation to establish child custody guidelines for judges to follow in divorce cases, but a group advocating for a shared parenting law says it doesn’t go far enough. South Dakota Bar Association Executive Director Tom Barnett says the bill would eliminate inconsistent orders where...
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SD Attorney General Warns of Tax Scams

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says people should beware of identity theft scams that target taxpayers. Jackley says as the deadline for filing federal income tax returns nears, people will receive emails or text messages claiming to be from Internal Revenue Service officials. The attorney general says the scam...
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Kerry: No Rush to Decide on Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry says he won’t be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, despite pressure from Canada and other pipeline supporters for quick action. At a joint appearance Friday with Canada’s foreign affairs minister, Kerry said he has not received a crucial environmental report...
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SD Lawmakers Endorse Insurance Regulation Bills

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a package of proposals aimed at improving state regulation of insurance companies and protecting the companies’ customers. The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Friday to send four bills to the full House for further debate. The proposals were drafted after reports that an...
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