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Rounds, Thune vote against 'boondoggle' Inflation Reduction Act | Aug 09

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South Dakota health systems and physicians are hesitant to help patients obtain medical cannabis, and that’s sent some people to so-called “card clinics” for help.

Both of South Dakota’s U.S. Senators voted against a Democratic led effort on climate, health care and corporate taxes. The legislation is known as the Inflation Reduction Act. Half of the roughly 700-billion-dollar package includes tax credits for electric vehicles and renewable energy programs.

The Fish Fire south of Sundance, Wyoming, was 98% contained as of this morning. The Wyoming State Type 3 Incident Management Team took control of containing the blaze, which burned in some Wyoming portions of the Black Hills National Forest.

Another person has died in a traffic crash associated with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It’s the second death so far during the 10-day event, which started Friday.

Governor Kristi Noem ordered flags be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol from sunrise until sunset today, It’s in honor of 5th Circuit Court Presiding Judge Jon Flemmer of Webster.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.