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Bill Could Hamper SD Same-sex Couples Looking To Adopt

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Same-sex couples and single parents in South Dakota could face obstacles if they want to adopt from religious child placement agencies under a bill that passed the state Senate. The Senate on Wednesday voted 22-12 to…

Iowa House Panel OKs Medical Marijuana Oil Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa House subcommittee approved a bill that would legalize medical marijuana oil and create a state-run program to grow and dispense the product. People affected by epileptic seizures, multiple sclerosis and cancer spoke Wednesday…

Senate Panel Passes Protest Bill Over Tribes' Objections

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard's public safety bill anticipating potential oil pipeline protests has passed its first legislative test. A Senate panel voted 6-3 Wednesday to approve it over the objections of Democrats and tribal officials. The bill…

Panel Advances Plan To Create Government Watchdog Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A House panel has endorsed creating a government watchdog board that would be able to investigate statewide officeholders and executive branch employees. The State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the full chamber.…

South Dakota Bill Leaves Evolution Skepticism Up To Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change. A House committee on Wednesday is set to consider…

Noem Asks Attorney General To Discuss Rising Violent Crime

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is asking new Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss rising violent crime in South Dakota. Noem sent a letter Tuesday to Sessions requesting a meeting and urging the Justice Department to…

Iowa Union Files Lawsuit Against Collective Bargaining Law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's largest state employees union has filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Iowa Council 61 filed…

McConnell Intends To Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help. In the past, McConnell has condemned Democrats for passing "Obamacare" in the first place without any…

South Dakota House Panel Passes Industrial Hemp Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A House committee has approved a bill that would allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota. The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 9-2 to approve the plan Thursday. Supporter Rep. Elizabeth May,…

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