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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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Meet The Candidates

SDPB asks each legislative candidate three key questions.

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PBS NewsHour

Analyzing the long-term value of Trump’s Carrier agreement

Aired: 2016-12-01 22:00:00 7:53 Rating: NR

Trump’s deal with United Technologies will preserve 1,100 jobs in the state of Indiana.

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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.

Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons

PBS NEWSHOUR | Some analysts believe the prison population could climb under the Trump administration, and the stock market seems to agree.

In pockets where poverty is growing, doubt about TrumpFor Americans, Trump’s tariffs on imports could be costly
ECONOMY

In pockets where poverty is growing, doubt about TrumpFor...

PBS NEWSHOUR | American consumers and businesses would pay if President-elect Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

With DeVos, school choice is likely Trump education priority
EDUCATION

With DeVos, school choice is likely Trump education priority

PBS NEWSHOUR | President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy Devos as his Education Secretary pick.


Supreme Court weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants
IMMIGRATION

Supreme Court weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants

PBS NEWSHOUR | The Supreme Court debated whether the government can detain immigrants indefinitely without providing hearings in which they could argue for their release.

LGBT health advocates fear backlash under Trump
SOCIAL ISSUES

LGBT health advocates fear backlash under Trump

PBS NEWSHOUR | Tom Price, like many other Republicans, has received a zero over the last three sessions of Congress on the Human Rights Campaign’s congressional scorecard.

Several states, employers help workers make time to vote
VOTING ACCESS

Several states, employers help workers make time to vote

NPR | Come next Tuesday, millions of people will stand in line to vote.