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The long, ongoing debate over ‘All men are created equal’

“All men are created equal.” Few words in American history are invoked as often as the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, published nearly 250 years ago. And are few more difficult to define. The music, and the economy, of “all men are created equal” make it both universal and elusive — and adaptable to viewpoints otherwise with little or no common ground. How we use them often depends less on how we came into this world than on what kind world we want to live in. It’s as if “All men are created equal” leads Americans to ask: “And then what?” Read more


Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet. Thursday’s 6-3 decision was narrowly tailored to the Environmental Protection Agency. The court ruled that the EPA doesn’t have broad authority to reduce power plant emissions that contribute to global warming. The precedent is widely expected to invite challenges of other rules set by government agencies. Read more


Tropical Storm Colin brings rain to Carolinas, weakens

Tropical Storm Colin has brought rain and winds to parts of North and South Carolina, though the storm has weakened and conditions are expected to improve by Monday's July Fourth celebrations. Separately, the center of Tropical Storm Bonnie rolled into the Pacific on Saturday after a rapid march across Central America, where it caused flooding, downed trees and forced thousands of people to evacuate in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Forecasters say Bonnie is likely to become a hurricane by Monday off the southern coast of Mexico, but it is unlikely to make a direct hit on land. Read more



Baseball Roundup: Mitchell Sweeps Post 12

A pair of strong pitching performances enabled Mitchell to sweep Yankton Post 12 in an American Legion baseball doubleheader on Friday nigh… Read more

USD Men Will Play In Fort Myers Tip-Off

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The South Dakota men’s basketball team is set to compete in the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off down in Fort Mye… Read more


Iverson To Retire From MMU

Longtime Mount Marty University (MMU) deputy athletic director, Charles “Chuck” Iverson, announced plans to retire, effective June 30. Read more

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Woman Rescued From Ledge Below Discovery Bridge

Local emergency responders came to the aid of a female who had fallen onto a ledge under Discovery Bridge Friday night. Read more


Honoring A Local Veteran Of Gettysburg

Erick Iverson arrived in the United States from Norway in 1856 at the age of 16. Read more


Officials Stressing Safety On The Water

Drew Podany believes safe driving during the Fourth of July weekend isn’t limited to the roads. Read more


The Test And The Cure

“We are America.” Read more

A Busy July Gets Underway

Yankton Area Arts (YAA) would like to thank the City of Yankton Parks and Recreation department for hosting Kids in the Park each Saturday … Read more

Are Democrats Still The Party Of Human Bondage?

Until the end of the Civil War, Democrats were the party of racial human bondage. When slavery and “involuntary servitude” were outlawed by… Read more

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Elizabeth (Betty) Barron-Knight

Elizabeth (Betty) T. Barron-Knight, age 72, passed away of natural causes at her home in Vancouver, WA, on April 21, 2022. Read more

Dennis Heimes

Dennis E. Heimes, 75, of Hartington, Nebraska died Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Nebraska Read more

Joan Wright

Joan Angela Elizabeth Wright’s name came to the top of the list at 4:09 p.m. on June 30, 2022, at Avera Sr. James Care Center in Yankton at… Read more

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