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Legislative Panel Endorses Broadening Domestic Abuse Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative committee has approved a measure that would expand the state’s domestic abuse laws to cover dating couples who don’t live together. Current law defines domestic abuse as harm or the fear of harm committed by family or household members against spouses, former spouses, some relatives, people...
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SD Committee Deadlocks on Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota bill to ban sex-selective abortions will remain in committee after a 3-3 vote. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee’s action will allow the bill’s sponsors to address concerns. The bill would make abortions based on the fetus’ gender illegal. Physicians who perform such an abortion could...
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SD Panel Looks at Broadening Domestic Abuse Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is to hold a hearing on a measure that would expand the state’s domestic abuse laws to cover dating couples who don’t live together. Current state law defines domestic abuse as harm or the fear of harm committed by family or household members against spouses,...
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Midwest Economic Survey Index Drops Slightly

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dropped slightly but still suggests growth over the next three to six months. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell to 57.4 in February from 57.7 in January. Looking six months ahead, the business confidence portion of the overall...
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