Initiated Measure 22

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An Act to revise campaign finance and lobbying laws, creates an ethics commission and democracy credit program.

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GoPro Captures Video of Weather Balloon Traveling to the Stratosphere

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A GoPro camera captured the journey of a weather balloon traveling to the Stratosphere, an altitude of 98,664 feet, and back again. The balloon was in the air for over an hour and a half, and the footage shot during the flight was truly remarkable.

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A Social Experiment on Child Predators and the Dangers of Social Media

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YouTube video prankster Coby Persin wanted to do something - different, so he conducted a social experiment to show just how dangerous online communication can be for teenage girls.

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"The Brain Scoop" Star Returns to the Black Hills for Neutrino Day

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Science sensation and Rapid City native Emily Graslie returns to her native South Dakota for Neutrino Day.

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Dakota Midday: Techradio hears about planned SQL Saturday event

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(605)SQL user group leader Josua Warne talks to Dakota Midday:Techradio's panel about SQL Saturday planned for Sioux Falls July 18th.

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Here's What Happens When Pandas Have Twins

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WATCH: When pandas have twin cubs the mother will chose just one to look after; the other will be abandoned. At the Wolong Giant Panda Base in southwest China, vets use human neo-natal techniques to keep these rejected cubs alive.

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Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

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Verizon has said it plans to launch a video service focused on mobile devices this summer. The company has offered few details, but last month Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said the service will offer a mix of paid, free and ad-supported content and won't try to replicate traditional TV.

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Building your next computer

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Some tips if you've considered building your own pc for fun or to save money.

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How Arson Investigation Has Changed

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Little Hope Was Arson premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 6, 2015.

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Mobile Engagement in the Era of App Overload

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These days, there seems to be an app for everything. Voice-enabled pizza ordering? Check. An app that says “Yo?” Check. As of today, Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are home to over 1.4 million apps, each!

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Is It Irrational to Believe in Aliens?

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For many years, people have discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the universe. Scientists such as Stephen Hawking have stated the probability of life existing on another planet, other than earth, is favorable... especially when considering the size of the universe.

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How much would you sacrifice to be the first person on Mars?

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Michael McDonnell has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He has a physics degree. He’s worked in hazardous environments. He hopes these qualifications will convince a selection committee that he’s the perfect candidate for the first human voyage to Mars.

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