Winter finally releases sled-worthy snow

Local teen apprehended for questioning in shooting

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Tribal Police and Rapid City Police Departments announced the apprehension of sixteen-year-old Dante Tyrone Jimi Johnson at a gas station on LaCrosse street in Rapid City Saturday morning. According to a flyer released by the CRST tribal police last Thursday, Johnson is identified as a “person who may have information regarding an incident that took […]

Automated tax returns not impacted by partial government shutdown IRS says

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, process times for tax returns will be similar to times experienced in previous years — if those returns are filed electronically. Despite working with a reduced staff during the partial government shutdown, or “Appropriations Lapse,” tax returns filed electronically will not require the staffing that paper filed returns require. Walk-in tax services […]

Marches shine light on intersectionality of causes and beliefs

Despite brutally cold temperatures this past weekend, the nation saw thousands of people unify and march to voice their concerns during the Indigenous Peoples March and the Women’s March, both which took place in Washington DC, with similar marches occurring across the nation. The Indigenous Peoples March took place on Friday, January 18, and began with a morning prayer outside […]

Racial tensions flare during MLK weekend

Blame for the current, partial shutdown volleys between Trump and Pelosi, and Trump and the democrats. Tensions between Trump supporters and Trump opponents reflect the government’s strife, as demonstrated in verbal confrontations between protest groups played out in D.C. and across social media this past weekend. The tension flares on the weekend set aside for celebrating the life and message […]

ASIST training offers one approach to suicide prevention

The statistics are sobering. In 2016, out of a population of a little more than three hundred and twenty million, there were nearly forty-five thousand completed suicides in the United States. Sixteen million more Americans had thoughts of suicide during that year. An unknown number of deaths could also have been unreported suicides, meaning deaths that were considered accidental (for […]

Climate change impacts recreation and tourism in the Northern Great Plains

The Fourth National Climate Assessment, a 1,500 page two-part congressionally mandated report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, was released Nov. 28, 2018. In it, there are specific reports that share regionally specific information, such as the section addressing climate change and its impact on the Northern Great Plains Region. In this segment, the focus is on the impact […]

National & State News

National: H.R. 5682 – FIRST STEP Act The FIRST STEP Act is a bipartisan law passed by Congress in December and will allow for the early release of federal inmates serving time for drug sentences. The measure reduces harsh federal sentencing for drug crimes, such as reducing a life sentence for crack cocaine charges.  Edward Douglas was sentenced to life […]

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