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May 2013 Kristi Noem Headshot

Noem: Focus Needed on Human Trafficking Threat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem says the threat of human sex trafficking needs more attention from Congress and police. Noem says she used to see such trafficking as a problem only in parts of Europe or southeast Asia. But she says people are being exploited every day, including in her home state of...
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SD Voters Could Add Games in Deadwood Casinos

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Deadwood casinos to offer roulette, keno and craps. The House has already approved the measure that would put the proposal to a statewide vote on the November ballot. Deadwood casinos now offer slot machines, poker and...
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SD Bill on Immigrants Prenatal Care Advances

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has referred a bill authorizing prenatal care for pregnant women in the country illegally to the appropriations committee. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 4-3 to refer the bill with a recommendation to pass. The bill would require state and federal Medicaid funds to...
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SD Panel OKs More Pregnancy Help Center Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate Health and Human Services Committee has granted unanimous support for a measure to further regulate the state’s pregnancy help centers. These centers currently cannot perform abortions or refer clients to abortion clinics. Under the proposed bill, the centers could not facilitate adoptions. The centers could still...
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