Column: Lone Star, No Oversight
The deaths resulting from the explosion of the West, Texas fertilizer plant were preventable, making them all the more tragic.
Column: Radicals, Fervor and Isms
The war on terrorism will never be the same, and that is a good thing.
Shrine Circus Worth the Trip
As many of my journeys are wont to do, it began spontaneously, in error, and late.
Column: Boston Marathon Bombing – A Week of Highs and Lows
Now that we have had a chance to catch our collective breath, there are lessons to be learned from looking back at the week that had all of us addicted to news.
Column: Power Lines, Preparation and the Private Sector
There were a lot of people complaining last week about how long it took Xcel energy to get the power back on for many of its customers.
Column: When the Weather is the News
Last week’s extreme weather event and the resulting power outage raise some interesting questions about the role of the media in general, and talk radio in particular, in such situations.
South Dakota Seeing a Shortage of Lawyers
Some people might not believe that such a thing is even possible, but rural South Dakota is experiencing a lawyer shortage.
Column: Tuition Hikes Leave College Grads Economically Vulnerable
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a tuition and fees hike of 4.4%, which will amount to about $335 in increased costs for students in the state’s public universities. This brings the average cost for an in-state student with a full course load to $7,900 a year.
Column: Walmart’s Record is Worrisome
On Tuesday, Sioux Falls’ City Council ignored the outcry of area residents and voted to annex the land on which Wal-Mart has set its sights. By the time you read this, it is very likely that the planning commission will have also disregarded the concerns of Wal-Mart’s future neighbors …
Column: State Legislature Should Be Full-Time
PIERRE - There are few things more maligned than the professional politician. They are just about as popular as cockroaches, but unlike the unwelcome insects, full-time legislators would actually do the state of South Dakota some good.