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House Votes to Void Transgender Students in Sports Policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The full state House has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. The House voted 51 to 16 on Tuesday to pass the measure. The policy, which was adopted in June, requires the association to review requests by transgender...
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Attorney Asks SD Judge to Allow Gay Marriages Immediately

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lawyer representing six South Dakota couples challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has asked a judge to let her ruling take effect immediately and allow weddings in the state. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier declared the ban unconstitutional last month but also put legal same-sex marriages on...
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Measure to Allow Minimum Wage to Decrease Fails in House

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A proposal that would allow South Dakota’s minimum wage to decrease in the event of negative inflation has failed in the state House. The full House on Tuesday voted not to approve the measure. The bill would have erased a provision from the voter-approved language that bars the minimum wage...
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Bill Legalizing Consumer-Direct Wine Shipping Going to Gov

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans looking to get their favorite out-of-state vintages shipped to their door are one step closer. The full Senate approved the bill Tuesday that would legalize consumer-direct wine shipping for South Dakotans. Under the bill, South Dakotans could buy up to 12 cases of wine per year directly from...
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