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House kills bill to allow defendants' prior acts in sex crime trials | Feb 23


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The South Dakota House kills a bill that would allow the use of prior actions of a defendant as evidence in sex crime trials. The bill's sponsor says its defeat shines a light on how victims of sexual assault face an uphill battle in the courts.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council wants to pull its tribal flag from the South Dakota Capitol building. The move comes just over a month after the flag was placed in the state Capitol rotunda.

The state Senate is advancing a bill changing how pipelines are regulated in South Dakota. SB 201 restricts the abilities of counties and other local governments to create their own pipeline setback limits.

A bill aiming to revise the state's nuclear power options passes the Senate Commerce and Energy Committee. The bill would give the governor permission to enter into agreements with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the state's behalf.

Students interested in seeking federal financial aid for college can now apply. The Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms are now available.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."