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A measure that allows gun owners to carry a concealed pistols without permits is moving through the statehouse...even after one version of it died.
 
The legislation just passed the state House of Representatives. It now moves to the State Senate where lawmakers tabled a similar measure.

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In The Moment... February 23, 2017 Show 036 Hour 2

We begin the hour with a preview of the 89th Academy Awards. Our guest is Jeff Logan, president of Logan Luxury Theaters. We make some Oscar predictions and keep in mind that films that might not resonate in South Dakota might still be Oscar favorites. On Monday’s “In the Moment” we return with Jeff for a recap.

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In The Moment... February 23, 2017 Show 036 Hour 1

We begin our conversation about sexual violence and domestic violence in the state with Michelle Markgraf, executive director of the Compass Center. We talk about how some victims take years to break the cycle of domestic abuse, how it’s never a good idea to close the door on someone who is struggling to leave an abusive relationship, and more.

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Negotiations for cleaning up the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp have broken down. A new debate surrounds the protest’s aftermath and who will clean up.

The Army Corps of Engineers ordered the protest camp to close by 2 pm Wednesday. Camp officials say the site is too muddy to move heavy equipment and get vehicles out by the deadline. 

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An area south of Interstate 90 in South Dakota is under a Winter Storm Warning for today and tomorrow, February 23rd and 24th.  The city of Sioux Falls is on the western edge of a Blizzard Warning.  SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt visits with Jen Hacker with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls about the storm that has entered the southwestern part of the state.

There are no Blizzard Warnings for West River, but heavy snow will make travel extremely difficult, according to John Chamberlain with the National Weather Service in Rapid City.

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The South Dakota Senate has passed a bill that allows faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to refuse service based on religious beliefs.
 
Critics say that opens the door for discrimination against same-sex couples.
 
Senate Bill 149 protects faith-based adoption and foster service from losing state funds if they decide to turn away couples who don’t meet their requirements.
 
State Senator Alan Solano sponsors the bill. He says the measure allows religious groups to match children and parents based on their sincerely-held beliefs.
 

The State House of Representatives is sending the Senate a bill that places a 100-thousand dollar cap on out of state money for ballot question committees.
 
The House voted 50 to 18 in favor of the bill.
 
Most of the concern about H-B 1074 is whether it restricts free speech.
 
The bill’s sponsor State Representative Spencer Gosch says the measure protects South Dakota voters’ speech…
 

The House Transportation Committee has approved two bills to allow new Native American design options on license plates. Senate Bill 73 provides a special plate for Native American veterans. Supporters say this allows Native Americans to denote their tribe and their military service. Senate Bill 118 allows for special plates to have the depiction of the new Dignity statue.The House Transportation Committee also passed a motorcycle license plate policy revision. The bill offers motorcyclists a choice of how they display their license plates.

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A bill that increases the governor’s scope to react to a large scale protest now heads to the Senate Floor.
 
The governor’s office says Senate Bill 176 is legislation that aims to keep protests peaceful when the Keystone XL pipeline gets built. Opponents say it’s a restriction on free speech.

Senate Bill 176 lets the governor declare a public safety zone, establishes the crime of criminal trespassing, limits the number of people on public and school lands, as well as allows out of state lawyers to help with an increase in number of defendants.

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In The Moment... February 22, 2017 Show 035 Hour 2

This week’s Dakota Political Junkies are Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper. 

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