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AP-SD--South Dakota News Coverage Advisory, SD

September 5, 2018

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



VALIER, Mont. — The 2017 disappearance of 20-year-old Ashley Heavy Runner Loring, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. No one knows precisely how many there are because some cases go unreported, others aren’t documented thoroughly and there isn’t a specific government database tracking these cases. But one U.S. senator with victims in her home state calls this an epidemic, a long-standing problem linked to inadequate resources, outright indifference and a confusing jurisdictional maze. By Sharon Cohen. SENT: 3,350 words with 975 words abridged. AP Photos. AP Video.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For generations, Native American women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that more than half have encountered sexual and domestic violence at some point during their lives — even amid a wave of efforts aimed at reducing such crimes. By Mary Hudetz. SENT: 1,290 words, photos.


BISMARCK, N.D. — Greenpeace, the lone remaining environmental group facing a racketeering lawsuit filed by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, is asking a judge to be dismissed from the case. Meanwhile, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners wants the judge to reconsider his order that the company identify 20 unnamed individual defendants. By Blake Nicholson. Developing.


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