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Proposal Allowing Objection to Death Penalty Defeated

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative Committee has scuttled a proposal that would have allowed South Dakota residents getting a driver’s license to register an objection to the death penalty if they are killed in a violent crime. The House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 10-2 to dismiss the measure, which supporters likened...
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Daugaard Forming Native American Student Advisory Council

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is forming a group that aims to improve the achievement levels and graduation rates of American Indian students. The Native American Student Achievement Advisory Council will include tribal leaders and representatives from the Indian Education Advisory Council, the South Dakota Departments of Education and Tribal Relations, and...
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Pierre to Double Spending on Infrastructure Projects in 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – After a banner year of construction projects in 2014, city officials in Pierre are looking to do even more in 2015. The city last year spent $8.3 million on construction projects. This year, scheduled projects total $16.5 million. They include a $4.6 million project to upgrade infrastructure on several streets....
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South Dakota Lawmakers Weigh Repeal of Death Penalty

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two former state attorneys general and an ex-judge are among those who plan to encourage South Dakota lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty. The Senate State Affairs Committee in Pierre will take testimony Wednesday morning on legislation that would replace capital punishment with a life prison sentence without the...
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