Thursday, August 14, 2014
About 24 years ago, the research team at the Black Hills Institute of Hill City, South Dakota made one of the greatest paleontological finds in history when it discovered the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. But with many great finds among the vast acreage of the West, one man's claim is often subject to seizure.
Friday, December 13, 2013
In October, an early blizzard killed tens of thousands of cattle in South Dakota and Nebraska. Ordinarily after this kind of turmoil farmers can expect disaster relief funding through the Farm Bill—but this year that relief is in limbo. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the importance of the Farm Bill is Gary Cammack, a South Dakota Republican state representative and a rancher who lost more than 100 of his own cows and calves in the storm.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Whether you were born in a city or you relocate for personal reasons, it's often the norm that you find yourself identifying with the city and its traditions. Is your city more unique than the next or do you fall into the category of commonness?
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Wayne Gilbert listened to The Takeaway in his hometown of Rapid City yesterday morning and heard Jerry Bloomer from Hot Springs say that he voted at 9:30 a.m. MST on September 21st. Wayne voted an hour earlier that day. Could he be the country's first voter?
Monday, October 01, 2012
Election day is still more than a month away, but early voting has already begun. Voters in South Dakota and Idaho began casting their ballots on September 21, while voters in Iowa lined up outside polling stations late last week. In the upcoming weeks, dozens more states will open their voting booths.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Members of the Oglala Sioux tribe live on the very rural Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, most of whom do not have cars. Traveling during winter months is compounded by infrequently plowed gravel and dirt roads. Given that their county only has six days of early voting in the presidential primaries — while residents in the rest of South Dakota have 46 days to vote — some Ogala have perceived this as discriminatory. 25 tribe members are suing the overseer of the elections, South Dakota secretary of state Jason Gant as well as county officials.
TN Moving Stories: The Death of ARC, South Dakota Enforces 24/7 Sobriety for DWI Offenders, and Federal Employees' Commuting Tax Credit Is Set To Expire
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By Kate Hinds
ARC tunnel killed again. (WNYC)
South Dakota program aims to stop drunk driving by enforcing sobriety, 24/7. (The Takeaway)
NJ Transit launches "My Bus" program; passengers can now use text messages to find out when the next bus will arrive. (Jersey Journal)
Federal employees who have enjoyed a big break in their commuting costs since early last year, thanks to the stimulus law, may enjoy it no longer--unless Congress acts before the end of the year. (Washington Post)
San Francisco area to begin what they say is the nation's first regional bike sharing program--1,000 bikes to be available in the city and along the Caltrain corridor in San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
A bipartisan group of senators are pushing a new round of incentives and cash designed to speed development of long-range batteries and plug-in stations that could finally start to push the US transportation fleet away from fossil fuels.
No one expects it to happen quickly. Most lawmakers and experts expect it will take decades before a significant proportion of Americans are driving plug-in hybrids or electric cars.
The Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010 throws $1.5 billion in research and development grants to high-tech battery firms.