Congresswoman Kristi Noem has won South Dakota’s Republican primary for governor in her bid to become that state’s first woman governor.Noem beat Attorney General Marty Jackley on Tuesday, becoming the first GOP woman to win the nomination.The campaign soured at the end as the candidates sought to break out.Noem will face Democrat Billie Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy, in the general election.Sutton was unopposed on the Democratic ballot.In the race to fill Noem’s Congressional seat, former Public Utilities Commissioner Dusty Johnson won the GOP primary and will face Democratic former judge Tim Bjorkman in the fall.Voters have approved changes to South Dakota’s version of the “Marsy’s Law” victims’ bill of rights in order to ease the burden on law enforcement and prosecutors.The amendment approved Tuesday requires victims to opt in to many of their rights and specifically lets authorities share information with the public to help solve crimes.It makes South Dakota the first state to change its version of the law, though Montana’s high court tossed it out in that state.Officials in several states say Marsy’s Law has had unintended consequences since taking effect, including causing problems for authorities and increasing costs for counties.
CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling for a full-court press to kill Ottawa’s proposed B.C. coast tanker ban now that it has been defeated in a Senate committee.Kenney says he hopes the full Senate will follow the lead of its transportation and communications committee and reject Bill C-48.He says that in the meantime he hopes to rally support for his cause by meeting with Alberta senators next week and having his energy minister head to Ottawa to make Alberta’s case to senators there.The Alberta legislature will also be putting forward a motion next week calling for the Senate to reject the bill.Bill C-48 would put into law a long-standing voluntary moratorium on coastal tanker traffic between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border — something Alberta says would frustrate efforts to grow its oil industry.The House of Commons passed the bill a week ago.Kenney says he will also keep pushing to have the Senate reject Bill C-69, proposed legislation opponents say would make it difficult to get future energy megaprojects approved.“We will continue to work on behalf of Albertans in speaking truth to power,” Kenney said Thursday.The Senate committee rejected Bill C-48 with a 6-6 vote Wednesday night.The committee’s five Conservative senators voted against it, as did Alberta independent Paula Simons. Five other independents and one self-identified Liberal voted in favour.A tie vote meant the proposal failed.Simons said she wasn’t confident that enough homework had been done to justify a permanent ban.— By Dean Bennett in EdmontonThe Canadian Press
Steve Bosh Posted: August 20, 2018 Updated: 8:30 PM August 20, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter More customers upset, as long DMV wait times persist Steve Bosh, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCALIFORNIA (KUSI) – What is the state doing to shorten the excessive wait times at its DMV locations?The response has been to throw more money and people to fix the problem, but you would be hard pressed to find anybody who believes this will work- including DMV employees.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has an update:
Dan Plante 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIt’s always a big deal– when a major univeristy changes leadership. But at this time in history– it’s about as big as it gets. As you know– San Diego State is competing with “SoccerCity” for that land in Mission Valley. This is truly a rare moment in time– and the stakes are high. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 14, 2018 Dan Plante, September 14, 2018 One on one with SDSU President Adela de la Torre