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Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

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Thousands of South Dakota prisoners are living with disabilities, and advocates say the state is making positive moves to help returning citizens reintegrate into society. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – A new report shows that 32 percent of inmates in federal prisons and 40 percent of people in jails have at least one disability. The study from the disability advocacy group RespectAbility says any effort at prison reform needs to take that reality into account. And one area

Consumer protection experts will be helping South Dakotans avoid internet scams through a series of free statewide educational meetings this summer. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - School may be out for summer, but starting this week older South Dakotans are being encouraged to continue their education on frauds and scams. The state's AARP is hosting nine Fraud Watch Network meetings across the state through August. The idea is to help South Dakotans better p

The American Heart Association is asking South Dakotans to donate as part of the state's first ever Inspired Giving Day to help support efforts to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – Tuesday marks the first ever Inspired Giving Day in South Dakota. More than 200 businesses and other organizations are encouraging South Dakotans to donate to help the American Heart Association promote healthier living. The long-term goal is to help South Dakota communities

Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are for the most part receiving the same access to care as their non-native counterparts, according to new data. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Native American children with special needs in South Dakota are largely faring as well as their non-native counterparts, according to a new report. But the data in the latest South Dakota Kids Count issue brief show there's room for improvement. Lisa Sanderson, associate director

When it comes to the cost of child care and employment opportunities, a new analysis shows South Dakota ranks in the middle of the pack. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – With Mother's Day just around the corner, new research shows working moms in South Dakota may be having a tougher time than those in about half the country. Out of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., South Dakota ranked 25th on Wallethub's "Best and Worst States for Working Mo

About 39,000 South Dakota children, or 18 percent, live in homes that may not have enough money to keep food on the table. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - More than 105,000 South Dakotans do not have access to enough food, according to new research that includes about 39,000 kids. This year's Map the Meal Gap report shows that across the state children are at a higher risk of food insecurity than any other age group. Kerri DeGraff,

Advocates for survivors of sexual assault say South Dakota's rape kit testing law falls short by not requiring the state to find out exactly how many kits are sitting untested. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's new rape kit testing law is now in effect, but a sexual assault victims' group argues it may not go far enough to tackle the state's backlog. Currently, only about 350 untested rape kits are accounted for in South Dakota. Researchers at the Joyful Heart Foundation, ho

South Dakota lawmakers soon may hold a special session to vote on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, while federal lawmakers consider a budget plan that could repeal the ACA. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – As House lawmakers continue voting on their federal budget this week, a budget watchdog group is comparing several big proposals. The National Priorities Project (NPP) analyzed the details of federal budget plans from President Barack Obama, the House Budget Committee and the

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