Politics & Elections

House GOP factions at odds as immigration showdown nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of opposing House GOP factions are meeting with Speaker Paul Ryan as Republican leaders try to prevent passage of legislation that would protect young immigrants from deportation and provide a path toward citizenship. The speaker fears…

House bill would boost ports, dams and other water projects

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is preparing to approve a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The Water Resources Development Act would authorize a…

Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law that will expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. At a Rose Garden event, Trump praised the legislation as helping…

Contradicting Trump, Ryan agrees no evidence of campaign spy

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan is agreeing with another senior House Republican who says there's no evidence that the FBI planted a "spy" in President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. The comments contradict Trump, who has insisted the agency…

Voters in Pierre overwhelmingly approve $37M water plant

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Voters in Pierre have approved a $37 million water treatment plant. Nearly three-fourths of voters in Tuesday's election were in favor of the project. The proposal resulted from a study of Pierre's water system. The City…

Dusty Johnson Wins South Dakota Republican House Primary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Former Public Utilities Commissioner Dusty Johnson has won the South Dakota Republican House primary. Johnson had a strong lead over Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and Neal Tapio the whole night, winning 47 percent of the…

Votes Still Being Cast as Brown County System Goes Down

Brown County Auditor, Maxine Fischer, tells KDLT News that the county is experiencing some problems with the voting system this morning. But she adds, everyone that has come in is still voting, ballots are being documented, the volunteers and staff…

Mitchell Residents to Vote for Next Mayor Tomorrow

MITCHELL, S.D. - Mitchell residents are deciding on their city's next Mayor tomorrow. Four candidates are running to replace Jerry Toomey, who is retiring after serving as mayor for six years. The candidates are Bob Everson, Steven Larson, Mel Olson…

Iowa To Require Voter ID At the Polls

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's upcoming primary will mark the first statewide test of a new law that requires voters to show identification at the polls. State officials and voting advocacy groups say they're keeping a close watch on its…

Trump says US farmers will be treated fairly in trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is defending his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated "unfairly." The president says on Twitter that by the time he finishes his trade negotiations, "that…

Trump asserts 'absolute right to PARDON' himself

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he has "absolute right to PARDON myself" but says has "done nothing wrong" in the Russia probe. In a tweet Monday, Trump weighed in on the question of whether he could pardon himself…

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