John Thune

United States Senator

Senator Working To Find Rail Car Solution

August 21st 2014

From WNAX Radio

Farmers attending Dakota fest this week are very concerned about the large harvest and lack of rail service with car shortages.  South Dakota Senator John Thune has been working on the issue and has met with the Surface Transportation Board. He says the S-T-B has gotten the railroads to report on car availability and back logs.

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Inquiry Urged on Air Force Academy’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

August 21st 2014

From The New York Times

Two senators called Wednesday for an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault cases at the Air Force Academy, saying they were concerned about “very serious allegations of wrongdoing.”

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Isolate Russia by trading with Europe: Column

August 18th 2014

From USA Today

In response to new U.S. and EU sanctions, Russia has announced a ban on a variety of U.S. and EU agricultural imports. This is just the latest move from a nation growing increasingly antagonistic toward the West. The United States needs to further isolate Russia from the global community and make it clear that the annexation of territory and incursions into sovereign nations will not be tolerated.

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THUNE: Spotlight on adoption

August 18th 2014

From Rapid City Journal

Out of any title a person can hold, the role of “mom” or “dad” may be the most important. While the title doesn’t bring you fame and notoriety, the role bears tremendous responsibility and brings with it great joy and rewards.

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