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Why Did Regents Choose Bounds?

University of Nebraska Board of Regents chairman Howard Hawks says the board chose Hank Bounds as the new university president in part because of his vision for Nebraska.

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Proposal To Reduce Property Taxes

A Nebraska state senator proposes a different approach to public school funding...in an effort he says to better balance school funding and lower property taxes.

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Boys & Girls Club Launches Campaign

Boys & Girls Club members in Yankton will enjoy a brand new facility thanks to community support.

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House Fire East Of Yankton

Yankton and Gayville firefighters were called to a house fire eight miles east of Yankton on old Highway 50.

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Nebraska Wary Of Mussels

Two South Dakota waterways are under observation after the discovery of invasive mussel species this fall.

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School Districts Watching Legislature

School districts across South Dakota are again watching the actions of the legislature as the 2015 session begins.

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Minimum Wage Law Adjustment Possible

Voters in November approved an increase in the minimum wage in South Dakota to eight fifty an hour, tied to the rate of inflation.

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Roberts To Lead South Dakota GOP

Republican leaders in South Dakota have turned to a familiar figure to be the next Chair of the state republican party.

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Legislators React to Governor’s Proposed Tax Increases

Governor Daugaard is proposing increased taxes and fees in order to support increased funding for road and bridge repair throughout the state.

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South Dakota Governor Addresses Road Improvements

In his State of the State address, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard suggests ways to improve road conditions.

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Iowa to Study Delayed Opening of State Prison

An Iowa committee will study the delayed opening of a maximum security prison within the state.

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Iowa Republicans Calling for Less State Government

Iowa Republican legislators are hoping to reign in the state's governmental control during the 2015 session.

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Bounds Named New University of Nebraska President

Hank Bounds was chosen to be the next President for the University of Nebraska.

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More Measles Found In South Dakota

There are now thirteen cases of measles confirmed in South Dakota.

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Budget Issues To Dominate Iowa Legislature

The 2015 session of the Iowa legislature is underway in Des Moines, with more of an emphasis on filling in budget gaps.

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School Boards To Lobby South Dakota Legislature

The 2015 session of the South Dakota Legislature opens today with ceremonies and speeches, and then will jump into the issues.

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South Dakota Secretary of State Ready for Session

Secretary of State, Shantel Krebs, has been in office for a week before the start of the 2015 legislative session.

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Iowa Radon Levels High

Iowa is believed to have the largest percentage of homes in the U.S. with radon levels above what the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) calls "acceptable."

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Increase In Gas Tax On The Table

The 2015 Iowa legislative session begins today (Monday) and unfinished debates of the past -- like whether to raise the state gas tax -- are on the agenda.

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Iowa Straw Poll Will Take Place

Iowa Republican Party leaders have unanimously decided to hold a straw poll, with the Iowa G-O-P's chairman stressing it is a "snapshot" of the presidential race with "no binding effect" on the Iowa Caucuses.

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F Grade On Cutting Tobacco Use

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A new report card on Iowa's efforts to cut the use of tobacco products gives the state one A and three Fs.

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Iowa School Aid Levels Debated

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Republicans and school groups are staking out widely different positions over how much state aid should be forwarded to Iowa's public school districts.

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Changes Sought In Drivers License Law

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A Nebraska state senator hopes there's a change at the top, but if not, he plans to push ahead for a change in state policy that would allow youth brought to Nebraska illegally when young to obtain driver's licenses.

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Children’s Groups Merge

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Here 4 Youth is an organization in Sioux Falls that offers after school services to children with special needs and their siblings.

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Record Numbers For South Dakota State Parks

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South Dakota’s state parks saw a record number of campers last year.