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On November 20, 2013 American Indian code talkers from 33 tribal nations were honored by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. During the ceremony, 67 South Dakotan Native American…
South Dakota could see big changes to health care costs if the American Health Care Act passes, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the…
The Rapid City Journal reports Governor Dennis Daugaard is seeking nominations for the District 34 House of Representatives seat.  District 34 covers western Rapid City.  The nominations are being accepted after…
The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority has been steadily working over the years since the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) hearings in 2005 to keep Ellsworth Air Force Base off…
Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem to transfer 200 acres of land to the Black Hills National Cemetery was passed unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday,…
As three Indian Health Service facilities in South Dakota have faced recent sanctions from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Sen. John Thune has proposed a bill…
A new mental health facility targeted at preventing suicide among Native Americans belongs on a reservation, not in Rapid City, according to two of South Dakota's representatives in Congress, reports…
Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune plans to introduce legislation that would have Congress set the parameters under which federal agencies could conduct future prescribed burns, the Rapid City Journal reports. …
South Dakota's congressional delegation continues to press the Secretary for Veterans Affairs to back off of plans to close the Veterans Affairs healthcare facility in Hot Springs, the Associated Press…
South Dakota, Senator Mike Rounds (R) supports Congressional Senate Bill 233, Working Families Flexibility Act of 2015. There are 25 co-sponsors of the Senate legislation and 81 co-sponsors of an identical House of…
Newly elected senator Mike Rounds on Wednesday obtained a pledge from the probable nominee for Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, to maintain the B-1 bomber fleet. According to the Rapid…
By Brandon Ecoffey Native Sun News Managing Editor KYLE—As November approaches the South Dakota senatorial race is tightening and one particularly important issue to Native American voters was addressed last…
By Brandon Ecoffey Native Sun News Managing Editor WASHINGTON — If there is an arm of the federal government that postures itself as the bully on the block: it is…
South Dakota's congressional delegation has invited new U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to South Dakota in an effort to stop the closure of the historic Hot Springs VA facility, the…

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