Gov. Kristi Noem's administration is projecting a measure to reverse South Dakota's presumptive probation policy could potentially costing the state millions of dollars each year and require at least $33.3 million for new prison facilities.
Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health say 85 percent of all maternity deaths in 2017 could have been prevented, with substance abuse being determined as the leading contribution in those deaths.
A Minnesota environmental group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to release concerns that EPA specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state.
Houston's police chief has announced officers will no longer use no-knock warrants, just weeks after a drug raid on a home in which two suspects were fatally shot and five undercover officers were injured.
Republicans opposed to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Wisconsin got some ammunition to bolster their arguments, while Democrats and health care advocates dismissed as unreliable.