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Top state Republicans criticize Biden student loan plan | Aug 26


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South Dakota’s congressional delegation are condemning the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness. The move by the White House forgives up to $20,000 in student loan debt for those making $125,000 or less a year.

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds discussed inflation, healthcare and student loan debt with an Inside Washington audience. Rounds visited Sioux Falls on Thursday.

South Dakota Senator John Thune says a bill he authored has helped push Google to address alleged bias on its Gmail platform. Republican leaders claim Google censors conservatives by sending a disproportionate amount of Republican campaign emails to spam.

The ACLU of South Dakota is collaborating with the national organization as the US Supreme Court considers a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act. The case hinges on whether the federal policy is constitutional.

A water sample from the Big Sioux River taken just south of Brandon shows E. coli levels after a recent record rainfall were  almost two-hundred times higher than allowed Friends of the Big Sioux River took the water sample two days after the rain.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.