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South Dakota House Approved Extension of Weapons Permits

PIERRE - South Dakota lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would make the state's concealed weapons permits valid for an extra year.

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South Dakotans Get Longer July 4 Fireworks Time

PIERRE - South Dakotans will have a little extra time to shoot off their July 4 fireworks. Residents are currently allowed to discharge their holiday fireworks between June 27 and July 5.

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House Votes Down Bill to Standardize Drivers Ed

PIERRE - A measure that would set up a coordinated drivers' education system with statewide standards for course content, instruction, testing and instructor certification has failed in the South Dakota House.

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South Dakota Fight Commission Bill Headed to Governor

PIERRE - A bill creating a state athletic commission to regulate boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts will be sent to South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

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Senate Refuses to Reconsider Points for Speeding

PIERRE - The South Dakota Senate has refused to reconsider a measure that would have given South Dakota the option to suspend the licenses of drivers who repeatedly speed.

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Panel Approves Economic Development Fund

PIERRE - A comprehensive South Dakota economic development fund proposed by state legislators would be paid for with contractors excise tax collections and money from unclaimed property.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Delay Decision on State Revenue

PIERRE - The South Dakota Legislature's budget-writing committee has delayed a decision on how much revenue to expect for the rest of the current year and the budget year that begins July 1.

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Column: Both Sides Are Not Equally to Blame

WASHINGTON - Even a cursory look at the facts demonstrates that the Republicans are responsible for this manufactured sequester crisis, and your media outlets are doing you a disservice by pretending otherwise.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (2L) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)
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With Cuts in Place Obama, GOP Brace for Next Fight

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged was a foolhardy way to slash spending.

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How Budget Cuts Could Affect You

WASHINGTON - Automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday are expected to touch a vast range of government services.

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