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State lawmakers pass restrictive abortion pill laws | March 03

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The South Dakota Legislature has passed a proposal from Gov. Kristi Noem that aims to make the state one of the hardest places in the U.S. to get abortion pills.

Tensions are high as state lawmakers craft the budget. Governor Kristi Noem is criticizing one group that’s breaking away from session norms.
Some deciding factors could come down to house democrats.

A Republican-controlled South Dakota Senate committee has dismissed Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to ban public K-12 school curricula that compels people to feel “discomfort” based on their race.

A Democratic candidate for South Dakota's congressional seat says he is withdrawing his candidacy after coming under scrutiny for tweets he made from his personal account before he considered running for public office.

Avera Behaviorial Health in Sioux Falls has a new addition. It’s the Helmsley Behavioral Health center. The four-story facility includes a dedicated unit for children and adolescents, and a new 24-hour urgent care center. 

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.