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Education Funding Topic Of Meetings

The South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute held a series of public meetings around the state last fall, talking about education, and how best to fund it.


Bill Would Allow Online Schools To Continue

A bill that would allow Iowa's two online schools to stay in business has cleared an initial hurdle in the Iowa House.


Gas Prices Higher

Gasoline prices are climbing in Nebraska after many weeks of falling. Gail Weinholzer, at Triple-A-Nebraska, says a glut of crude…

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Insurer Failure Leaves Many Uninsured

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says the failure of CoOportunity Health leaves tens of thousands of Nebraskans without health insurance...and raises questions about the viability of the federal health insurance law.


A Bill to Repeal Sales Tax on Food Dies

An effort to repeal the sales tax on food died in committee today in the South Dakota legislature.


Biblical History At Mt. Marty

The Benedictine Institute of Leadership Ethics and Social Justice is giving Mount Marty College in Yankton the chance to experience a piece of biblical history.

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ACA Complicates Tax Returns

There will be a new question on federal income tax returns this year.

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Scholarships For Teaching Students Proposed

There are at least a couple of bills circulating in this year’s legislative session that would create scholarship funds for students that want to become teachers.

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Bill Would Increase Legislators’ Salaries

A bill that would set a floor for legislators pay, and allow for future pay increases passed out of the House State Affairs Committee.

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South Dakota Fighting Invasive Species

The lakes and rivers in South Dakota are being invaded, and those who work in the outdoors are trying to come up with some ways to slow them down.

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Bill Would Ban Hand-Held Cellphone Use

It would be illegal to use a hand-held cellphone while driving if a bill proposed by the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau becomes law in Iowa.


Iowans Support Gas Tax Increase

A new Loras College Poll has found a majority of Iowans support an increase in the state gas tax.


UNL President Addresses Regents

University of Nebraska President - Designate Dr. Hank Bounds addressed the Board of Regents last Friday.

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TransCanada Disputes EPA Letter

TransCanada finds fault in a letter the Environmental Protection Agency has sent to the State Department in its evaluation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


Give a Different Kind of Valentine’s Day Gift

Feeding South Dakota is feeding hungry children while helping South Dakotans celebrate Valentine's Day.

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Yankton County To Use Strategic Planning

The Yankton County Commission has agreed to begin a strategic planning process for its departments.

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Highway Funding Proposed

A legislative panel has added nearly two million dollars in new revenue to Governor Dennis Daugaard's fifty point nine million dollar funding hike for roads and bridges.

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Guard Unit Headed Overseas

The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 155th Engineer Company has received an alert order for mobilization to Kuwait in August.

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GOP May Move More Money To Defense

The new federal budget proposed by President Obama would spend just over four trillion dollars, and is about a seven percent increase from the current year.


Wild Weather In Iowa In January

Iowa's weather during January featured several extremes.

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New Month, Same Cold Weather

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A weather system will bring in snow and cold to start the first full week of March.

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Bill Approved to Address Elderly Abuse

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The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee approved a bill (Friday) that would set up an elder abuse task force in the state.

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Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

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The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

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Positives Seen In New Internet rules

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The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

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Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

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For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.