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Nation May 14South Dakota could be the first state to tweak ‘Marsy’s Law’
South Dakota voters passed "Marsy's Law" in 2016, embracing constitutional amendments that give crime victims such rights as being notified of developments in their cases. Now, voters are being asked to support changes that cut down on unforeseen bureaucratic problems…
Education Feb 08South Dakota may ban gender identity instruction in public schools
The state would be the first in the nation to block instruction on gender identity or gender expression, and South Dakota's bill would cover public school students from kindergarten through seventh grade.
Politics Dec 30Ethics measure approved to be on South Dakota’s 2018 ballot
Supporters of a constitutional amendment targeting government corruption have turned in enough valid signatures to put the ballot question before South Dakota voters in 2018.
Politics Oct 23South Dakota voters have choices to reshape state government
A trio of ballot measures could radically reshape South Dakota politics.
Politics Sep 17Native American candidates hope for pipeline protest boost
Since April, there's been a tribal protest at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers in southern North Dakota, and it has grown considerably.