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House Approves Proposal to Overhaul Conflict-of-Interest Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The House has approved a proposal to overhaul conflict-of-interest laws for South Dakota public employees in response to the investment-for-visa scandal that dominated last year’s U.S. Senate race. The House on Tuesday voted 67-1 for the measure, which broadens state law to prohibit state employees or officers from directly benefiting...
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Anti-Common Core Plan Fails to Get Full House Consideration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House of Representatives has voted to not consider a measure that would end the state’s involvement in the Common Core educational standards. The House voted 39-31 on Tuesday as part of procedural maneuvering not to schedule the bill to be on the calendar for Wednesday’s floor session....
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SD Delegation Criticizes Obama’s Veto on Keystone XL Pipeline

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Republican congressional delegation is criticizing the president’s veto of a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Sen. John Thune, South Dakota’s senior senator, says President Barack Obama’s veto is disappointing but not surprising. The pipeline proposed by TransCanada Corp. would transport Canadian oil...
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Chamberlain School District Stressing Safety Rules for Motorists Meeting School Buses

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Chamberlain School District is trying to get the word out to motorists to remember safety rules when school buses are stopped to pick up or drop off students. Superintendent Dr. Debbie Johnson says bus drivers in the district have been notifying school officials that too often, drivers are...
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