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Noem’s bill banning Critical Race Theory in universities and tech schools passes committee | Feb 9

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A legislative committee has passed Governor Kristi Noem’s bill banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory in state universities and technical schools.

A proposed legislative resolution would allow South Dakotans to legalize mobile sports betting across the state. But one stakeholder group has been notably absent during testimony.

A Senate panel is rejecting a bill that prevents transgender students from using a bathroom they identify with. The panel rejected the proposal by a vote of 6-1.

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against a South Dakota rule that would make the state one of the hardest places in the U.S. to get abortion pills.

An organization on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is creating food sovereignty for tribal members. The Sicangu Community Development Corporation is carrying out the initiative.

And more.

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