Protesters in South Dakota face new penalties if lawmakers can agree on a final version of Senate Bill 176. The protest bill started out with specific safety zones and an emergency clause. Lawmakers amended the bill as it moved through the capitol.

South Dakota lawmakers want the governor to approve a bill that offers limited immunity to people in drug overdose emergencies.  House Bill 1082 protects a person from drug prosecution when they call authorities to help someone in serious danger of overdosing.

Contention Follows Executive Order Approving Pipelines

Jan 26, 2017
Chynna Lockett

President Donald Trump’s executive order approving two pipelines has sparked both positive and negative reactions across the country. The decision comes while hundreds of campers remain in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Ukraine On The Brink Of Civil War

Feb 24, 2014

Ukraine's acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protestors who stood up for months against his rule. Yanukovych himself has reportedly fled to the pro-Russian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. Calls are mounting in Ukraine to put Yanukovych on trial, after a tumultuous presidency in which he amassed powers, enriched his allies and family and cracked down on protestors.

Thailand In A Political Crisis

Feb 3, 2014

Reynold Nesiba, professor of economics at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, spent January in Thailand where he led a J-Term course on the "Political Economy of Thailand." Thailand's elections ended yesterday without any major incidents of violence, even though anti-government protestors stopped candidates from registering, blocked delivery of ballot boxes and prevented people from casting their votes. For more than three months, protestors have shut down the government district in Bangkok and other parts of the capital. Dr.

South Dakota Peace and Justice Center

Oct 11, 2012

Karl Kroger, President of the South Dakota Peace and Justice Center visits with SDPB's Karl Gehrke about the Center's reaction to two scheduled executions later this month in the state.  Joining Kroger is long-time Peace and Justice Center member Mark Sanderson of Sioux Falls.  Sanderson is organizing the group's vigils which will take place during the scheduled executions of Eric Robert and Donald Moeller.