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Monkeypox declared global health emergency ahead of Sturgis rally | Aug 03


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The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a global health emergency, just prior to the beginning of this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The event brings hundreds of thousands of people to the small South Dakota town, where the potential for close contact is high.

Winner, South Dakota record the highest temperatures in the nation yesterday, beating out Death Valley.

President Joe Biden has granted South Dakota’s request for a presidential disaster declaration to aid the recovery from June storms that included tornadoes and strong winds.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is banning an evangelist from the Pine Ridge Reservation and requiring all visiting churches and mission groups to register.

New congressional legislation aims to protect grasslands. The North American Grasslands Conservation Act would authorize about 300-million dollars of federal spending annually for several years. It would incentivize states, landowners and tribes to restore and conserve grasslands.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.