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Voters Approve Broad Package Of Election Reforms

South Dakota voters have passed Initiated Measure 22. The new law includes a broad package of election reforms . It revises state campaign and lobbying laws. It...

Nelson Keeps PUC Seat

Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson keeps his seat in office following the election. Nelson beat Oglala Lakota entrepreneur Henry Red Cloud who campaigned on...

Noem Wins Re-Election Over Hawks

United States Congresswoman Kristi Noem is on her way back to Washington. Voters supported her bid for re-election to the state’s only seat in the U.S. House of...

Thune Defeats Williams For Senate Seat

South Dakotans have re-elected United States Senator John Thune over Democratic challenger Jay Williams. He acknowledges that the nation is fractured. Thune says he’s...

John Thune Elected To Third Term In U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Senator John Thune is keeping his seat in Congress. Thune won a third term in office over Democratic challenger Jay Williams. Thune says he will do...

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Political ad spending hikes prices, cuts inventory
CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Political ad spending hikes prices, cuts inventory

MARKETPLACE | Chances are good, especially if you live in a swing state, that you’re being bombarded by political ads.

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system

PBS NEWSHOUR | Obama’s legacy in crime reduction, law and order and curbing police violence.

Single-parent families could see higher taxes under Trump
ECONOMY

Single-parent families could see higher taxes under Trump

MARKETPLACE | NY University professor Lily Batchelder finds that tax cuts for the wealthy could end up being proportionally larger than those for low- and middle-class families.

DeVos finalizes ethics disclosure ahead of confirmation vote
EDUCATION

DeVos finalizes ethics disclosure ahead of confirmation vote

PBS NEWSHOUR | Education Secretary pick Betsy DeVos has finalized her financial and ethics disclosures, paving the way for senators to vote on her confirmation next week.


What crimes make immigrants eligible for deportation?
IMMIGRATION

What crimes make immigrants eligible for deportation?

PBS NEWSHOUR | A variety of crimes can get immigrants detained and deported — and even if they are in the country legally.

Do high-deductible plans make the health care system better?
SOCIAL ISSUES

Do high-deductible plans make the health care system better?

MARKETPLACE | Congressman Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head up the Department of Health and Human Services, faced his first Senate confirmation hearing.

Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law
VOTING ACCESS

Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

PBS NEWSHOUR | The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law.