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It wasn't long ago that South Dakota Democrats were tingling with excitement over the 2014 U.S. Senate race.
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Increases needed in fines for speeding
To the Editor:
I’m thinking of contacting our legislators, and I have come up with a bill that could really put some teeth into those who don’t care how fast they drive or how much money they spend on speeding tickets: first ticket, $50; second, $100; third, $200; fourth, $400; fifth, $800, etc. That should make a person think about driving too fast. If not, they have too much money and don’t worry about how they spend it.
U.S. needs to protect less fortunate people
To the Editor:
Some people claim we avoided a recession and are in a recovery phase. It’s good to be optimistic, but also realistic.
True, some sections of the economy show signs of improvement, but the whole picture doesn’t look that good. The last report is that we lost 54,000 jobs in August and with some 100,000 troops coming back from Iraq, they will also be looking for jobs.
September 11, 2010
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