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Tribe Considers Putting Legalized Pot to Vote

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – An Oglala Sioux tribal committee has started a process that could allow a public vote on whether to legalize marijuana use on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Tribal Councilman Kevin Yellow Bird Steele tells the Rapid City Journal that the business development committee approved the measure last week, and...
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Keystone XL Foes Undaunted by State Department Report

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – With another hurdle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents are pressing lawsuits challenging the project, plus public protests and campaigns to inject the issue into the 2014 elections. Supporters and opponents are both claiming victories with the U.S. State Department report released Friday, which raised no major objections to...
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SD Lawmakers Reject Plan to Elect Education Chief

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has rejected a measure that would have let voters choose the state education secretary in statewide nonpartisan elections. The measure’s sponsor, Rep. Jim Bolin of Canton, says state education secretaries were elected until the 1970s, when a constitutional amendment let the governor choose the education...
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Kennebec Farmer Releases Latest Time-Lapse Project

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota farmer who creates time-lapse photos and videos of the sky over Western landscapes has released his latest project. Randy Halverson, of Kennebec, says he shot “Huelux” last year in South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. He says the weather made it difficult to get some of the shots...
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