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South Dakota Senate Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE - The South Dakota Senate has given final legislative approval to an extension of what is already the nation's longest waiting period for a woman to receive an abortion.

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Column: Hiding from Transparency

PIERRE - State legislators can’t agree about how much access you should have to the goings on of local government committee meetings.

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South Dakota Legislative Panel Looks at Revenue Prospects

PIERRE - The South Dakota legislative committee that puts together the state budget is working to determine how much money the state will have to spend next year.

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Column: Media, Myths, and the Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON - Right-wingers like to convince themselves that something is true then repeat it ad nauseum hoping that the rest of us will come to believe it as well. Surprisingly, they have had some success with this strategy.

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Flags Ordered to Half-staff in Honor of Legislator Donald Haggar

SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered that flags at the state Capitol be lowered to half-staff this weekend in memory of former state legislator Donald Haggar.

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Column: Uncertainty Surrounds South Dakota Budget Plan

PIERRE - There is a good deal of uncertainty surrounding the South Dakota budget at the moment. What is making the job atypical is that no one knows how much to count on coming from Washington.

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Spin Meter: In Budget Fight, Sky is Falling Again

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it's a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Look at Teen Driving Safety Measures

PIERRE - A South Dakota legislative committee is looking at a package of bills aimed at reducing teen traffic fatalities and injuries.

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Former South Dakota Governor Farrar to be Honored with Statue

PIERRE - A life-size bronze statue of former South Dakota Governor Frank Farrar is being added to the state's Trail of Governors project in Pierre.

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Column: No Big Compromises? Blame Party Power

WASHINGTON - These days, it sounds like an improbable fairy tale: politicians with deeply differing visions of America setting aside disagreements to reach a grand compromise on a critical issue.

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