January 23, 2020

Daily Leader Extra : Editorials

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SDHSAA is right to refuse Sundays

The South Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors refused to consider an amendment to the association's constitution that would have allowed school activities on Sundays. We applaud them for their refusal.
Wednesday 01/22/2020
Plastics ban shouldn't happen at the city level

A bill introduced in the South Dakota Legislature looks like it supports plastic bags, straws and other products, but it merely prohibits local governments from implementing a ban.

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Monday 01/20/2020
Readers respond with ideas for $100 million

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a crazy question asked 120 years ago by the St. Paul Globe of its readers: "If St. Paul were all your own and you had $50 million with which to build it into what you would regard as an ideal American city, how would you expend the money?"

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Thursday 01/16/2020
LEPC begins planning; we should, as well

The Lake County-based Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has started planning ahead in anticipation of possible floods in the area come spring.

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Tuesday 01/14/2020
Does sign-stealing scandal matter to us?

The commissioner of Major League Baseball issued unprecedented penalties to the Houston Astros Monday over a scandal involving stealing signals between opposing pitchers and catchers. The penalties included yearlong suspensions for the general manager and field manager, loss of draft picks and a $5 million fine. The general manager and field manager were fired by the club hours later.

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Tuesday 01/07/2020
Capitol security is confronting a paradox

New security procedures at the state Capitol in Pierre will start on Jan. 13. The procedures attempt to make the capitol building safe, but doing so confronts a paradox: The legislature passed last year -- and Gov. Kristi Noem signed -- a bill allowing people to bring firearms into the Capitol.

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Monday 01/06/2020
Local pilots provide feedback on editorial

Our Dec. 18 Daily Leader editorial titled "Every amateur pilot must read crash report" received as much feedback as any recent editorial.

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Thursday 01/02/2020
A time to step up on teaching civics

For generations, K-12 students have learned the fundamentals of how the United States government works. Typically, topics included the three branches of the federal government, responsibilities of each, elections and the role of American voters.

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Tuesday 12/31/2019
Winter weather leads to neighborly help

We know Madison and Lake County aren't the only places in the country where people are so eager to help each other, but it always makes an impression.

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