SAN FRANCISCO — In clashes over which restrooms and locker rooms transgender students should use, the U.S. Department of Education has warned public schools that a 1970s sex discrimination law makes it illegal to deny them access to the facilities…
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Wednesday that he would meet with transgender students and LGBT activists before making a decision to sign into law a bill that would restrict transgender students’ access to restrooms in public school.
Payday loans are supposed to be a short-term quick fix for those who can't get traditional credit. But the loans are rarely actually short-term, and borrowers frequently need to take out a second loan to pay off the first. Special…
By Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press
President Barack Obama is delivering the commencement address on the eastern end of the state at a two-year technical institute, a chance to promote his proposal for free community college and to become the fourth president to set foot on…
In "Border States," her first published collection of poetry, published in November, Jane Hoogestraat's native state of South Dakota and her current home of Missouri, are as front and center as their geography.
By Lisa Desjardins
South Dakota polls are closing an hour later than planned. Photo by Flickr user Ken Lund No results from the much-watched South Dakota U.S. Senate race will be released until an hour after the polls were originally…
By Anya van Wagtendonk
Mike Rounds (R), Rick Weiland (D), Gordon Howie (I), and Larry Pressler (I) will face off on the campus of the University of South Dakota, each vying to replace retiring Sen. Tim Johnson (D).
By Anya van Wagtendonk
With one month left in this year’s midterm elections cycle, debate season is officially upon us. Many of these events promise tension and excitement in a year where control of the Senate is up for grabs.
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
When the run toward the 2014 election began, several things were certain. All that, and more, has changed as several races have taken unexpected turns and the fate of once-hopeful candidates hangs in the balance.
By Francine Uenuma
Members of the Great Sioux Nation in South Dakota are refusing $1.3 billion in federal funds, held in trust after parts of the resource-rich Black Hills were taken from them in 1877. Now, tribal leaders are fighting to reclaim some…
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