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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Ag Coalition Wants Smithfield Purchase Stopped

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Wednesday, a coalition of 17 ag groups sent a letter to administration officials opposing the sale of Smithfield Foods to…

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Nebraska Dairy Group Hoping For Immigration Bill Passing

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Immigration reform legislation has already passed the Senate but is mired down in the House. Nebraska State Dairy Association members…

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Senate Immigration Bill Dead in House

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The immigration bill passed by the Senate now moves to the House, but South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says it will not come up for debate.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

R CALF Leader Disappointed At Lawsuit Challenging COOL

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  R CALF officials are expressing disappointment with this week’s filing of a lawsuit by eight meat groups challenging USDA’s…

Healthcare

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Health Centers Receive Grants

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The US Department of Health and Human Services is handing out hundreds of millions of dollars to community health centers across the country as part of the roll out of the Affordable Care Act.

Grain

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

POET Hires Director Of Federal Affairs

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POET has named Rob Walther as their new director of Federal Affairs.  Walther’s main job is to lobby Congress on…

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Iowa Governor In Kosovo

In News

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is in the midst of a trip to Europe that began with the signing of a sister-state agreement with Kosovo and will end with meetings with the “decision-makers” of dozens of European companies.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Pipeline Becoming Political Football

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Rayola Dougher is the Senior Economist with the American Petroleum Institute this last hurdle is turning into a political football.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Nebraska Sales Tax Revenues Higher

In News

State tax receipts in Nebraska finished the fiscal year strong with a robust June.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

USD Assistant Gets Mines Job

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South Dakota assistant women’s basketball coach Ryan Larsen was named head women’s basketball coach for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

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Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

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Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

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The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

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Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

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A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

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U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

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Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

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Waste Water Rates Are Due to Change

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With a new water treatment plant in the works, the City of Yankton will be changing rates to fund the loan needed to make changes.