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Criticism Of ACA Builds

The focus on the Affordable Care Act continues to sharpen on Capitol Hill as more problems pop up.

Bills Will Deal With Ag Property Tax

At least two bills dealing with ag land property tax assessments will find their way to the 2014 South Dakota legislature.

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City Approves First Water Plant Contract

The Yankton City Commission this week approved the first contract connected to the design and construction of a new water treatment plant.

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Conservation Plan Being Developed

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is working through the comments for the proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas.

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Medicaid Expansion Still Under Consideration

The South Dakota Legislatures Planning Committee took some time during their meeting this week to again talk about the possible expansion of Medicaid.

More Affordable Housing Options

More affordable housing options may be coming to Yankton.

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SD Medicaid Expansion Still on Hold

A SD legislative committee again heard testimony about the state expanding Medicaid.

Yankton City Commission Donates $25 Thousand Dollars to Mead Building Project

The Yankton City Commission agreed to donate $25 thousand dollars to the Mead Building Project.

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Iowa Insurance Division Talking Healthcare Reform

The Iowa Insurance Division is holding meetings to help people understand the insurance changes coming from the Affordable Care Act.

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Sioux City Murder with SD Connection

The body of a Sioux City man was found in a ditch near Canton Sunday Morning. Sioux City police are investigating as a murder.

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Plenty of Jobs in Agriculture

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A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there are plenty of jobs in ag-related fields.

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Nebraska Attorney General Questions Death Penalty Repeal

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Attorney General Doug Peterson is raising questions about the legality of a section of the death penalty repeal law passed by the legislature.

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Crash Rates Highest for Teens

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A new study finds almost two-thirds of people injured or killed in crashes involving a teen driver are people -other- than the teen behind the wheel.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Override Governor Again

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State legislators have overriden Governor Pete Ricketts again to pave the way for youth brought into the country illegally to apply for Nebraska driver's licenses.

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Minnesota Groups Supports Waters of the US Rule

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A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the EPA.