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States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota marked a notable shift duringContinue reading “States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge”

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Arkansas governor: ‘Bad precedent’ to send privately funded guardsmen to border

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said Sunday that sending a state’s National Guard to the U.S-Mexico border using money from a private donor sets a “bad precedent.”  In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” anchor Dana Bash cited South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) use of funding from Tennessee billionaire Willis Johnson to send an initial deployment of as many asContinue reading “Arkansas governor: ‘Bad precedent’ to send privately funded guardsmen to border”

GOP megadonor funds S.D. troops’ border deployment

A Tennessee billionaire and high-dollar Republican donor is funding the deployment of South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S. Mexico border. Driving the news: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who’s gaining attention as a possible 2024 presidential contender, made a splash on Tuesday with an announcement that she was deploying an unspecified number of National Guard troopsContinue reading “GOP megadonor funds S.D. troops’ border deployment”

Let’s talk about the South Dakota National Guard and the missing point – Beau of the Fifth Column

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s family got $600,000 in COVID relief grants

Noem’s relatives came into a sizable sum under a program the South Dakota governor personally boosted Family members of South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Kristi Noem came into more than $600,000 from a state relief fund that was boosted by the governor herself to support small businesses struggling under the weight of the pandemic.  According to the AssociatedContinue reading “South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s family got $600,000 in COVID relief grants”

South Dakota Gov Used State Airplane To Travel To Right-Wing Political Events

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) reportedly used the state airplane when traveling to right-wing political events, potentially violating state law, according to flight logs obtained by Raw Story. According to Raw Story, Noem traveled to events in 2019 using the state airplane that included an NRA conference in San Antonio, a Turning Point USA gatheringContinue reading “South Dakota Gov Used State Airplane To Travel To Right-Wing Political Events”