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Group Files Suit Claiming Voting Rights Violations

WANBLEE, S.D. (AP) – Four Lakota residents of a community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have filed a federal lawsuit claiming voting rights violations. The Rapid City Journal reports the Wanblee residents claim in their lawsuit that Jackson County is discriminating against Native Americans by not opening a satellite office in their community...
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SD Hearing to Address Changes to Gaming Compact

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – An upcoming public hearing will address proposed changes to the gaming compact between the state of South Dakota and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The hearing scheduled for Thursday at the Prairie Wind Casino will focus on the proposed compact that would allow the tribe to expand its gaming operations....
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Deadline for SD Voter Registration One Week Away

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have one week to register for the upcoming general election.        Secretary of State Jason Gant says nearly 518,000 people have registered to vote on Nov. 4. The deadline for registration is Oct. 20.        Gant says it’s a noteworthy election with U.S. Senate and...
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Weiland Says He’ll Ask PACs to Leave Race

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland says he plans to ask two national political action committees that have spent nearly $2 million in South Dakota to stop promoting his candidacy. The Democratic candidate tells the Rapid City Journal that he will ask MayDay PAC and Every Voice Action to “get...
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