Arielle Zionts, KFF Health News

Arielle Zionts

KFF Health News

Rapid City, SD, United States

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Past articles by Arielle:

Truly Random Drug Testing: ADHD Patients Face Uneven Urine Screens and, Sometimes, Stigma

Doctors have no national standards on when to order urine tests to check whether adult ADHD patients are properly taking their prescription stimulants. Some patients are subjected to much more freq… → Read More

It Takes a Village: Foster Program Is a New Model of Care for Indigenous Children

A foster care program on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota is attracting attention from officials elsewhere as they search for ways to reduce trauma inflicted on Indigenous families, w… → Read More

South Dakota Voters Approved Medicaid Expansion, but Implementation May Not Be Easy

South Dakotans voted to expand the state’s Medicaid program to cover thousands of additional low-income residents. But as other conservative states have shown, voter approval doesn’t always mean po… → Read More

Campaigning Ramps Up as South Dakota Voters Decide on Medicaid Expansion

A broad coalition of Medicaid expansion supporters faces off against a smaller group of opponents as early voting begins on a constitutional amendment that would increase coverage under South Dakot… → Read More

Mental Health Crisis Teams Aren’t Just for Cities Anymore

In many cities, social workers and counselors are responding to mental health emergencies that used to be solely handled by police. That approach is spreading to rural areas even though mental heal… → Read More

Tribe Embraces Recreational Marijuana Sales on Reservation Where Alcohol Is Banned

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota allows people to buy and use recreational marijuana but not alcohol. Some tribal citizens say cannabis is safer than alcohol, meth, and opioids — which have wreaked havoc on the state’s Indigenous communities. → Read More

The Push for Abortion Lawmaking After ‘Dobbs’ Is Unique, Legal and Political Experts Say

The surge of calls for special legislative sessions to pass abortion laws is an unusual occurrence in modern U.S. history, according to experts — one caused by the Supreme Court’s decision to give … → Read More

Montana Clinics That Provide Abortions Preemptively Restrict Pill Access for Out-of-State Patients

Montana is an island of legal abortion, but four of the state’s five clinics are limiting access to abortion pills for out-of-state patients in an effort to protect themselves and patients from leg… → Read More

Tribes Show Little Interest in Offering Abortions on Reservations Despite Speculation They Could

The notion that Native American nations could use tribal sovereignty to bypass state restrictions on abortion if Roe v. Wade falls is an idea largely proposed by non-Native groups. → Read More

Police Suspect Arson at Wyoming Site of Clinic That Would Provide Abortions

A building slated to become the site of Wyoming’s sole provider of procedural abortions caught fire early Wednesday. Investigators suspect arson at the site that has been the focus of weekly rallie… → Read More

As ‘Trigger Law’ Looms, New Clinic Preps to Provide Abortions in Conservative Bastion

A Wyoming clinic slated to open this summer would be the only one in the state to provide procedural abortions and the closest option for some people in surrounding states. But its fate is uncertai… → Read More

Former Salvation Army leader stuck in jail for now

A former leader of the Salvation Army in the Black Hills has no chance of getting out of jail for now. → Read More

Rapid City group ramps up planning for Native American community center

A Rapid City nonprofit is ramping up plans to create a “long overdue” Native American community center. → Read More

Rapid City man now accused of raping fourth girl

A Rapid City man convicted of raping three girls is now accused of raping a fourth victim. → Read More

Man dead, another injured after shooting at Rapid City motel

One man is dead and another injured after a Friday afternoon shooting inside a Rapid City motel room. → Read More

Pennington County inmate found dead in jail cell

A 63-year-old Rapid City man died Tuesday after being found "unresponsive" in his cell at the Pennington County Jail, the sheriff's office says. → Read More

Few details released about Rapid City homicide

Few details have been released about the fatal Rapid City stabbing last Tuesday. → Read More

One person dies when two cars hit three pedestrians in Rapid City

Two vehicles hit three pedestrians, one fatally, on Mount Rushmore Road during snowy weather on Monday morning. → Read More

Rapid City police believe suspect targeted 82-year-old homicide victim

The 82-year-old woman found dead in her house last week was likely killed by someone who targeted her, according to the Rapid City Police Department. → Read More

Pregnant women with drug addictions have new treatment option in Rapid City

Pregnant women with opioid and/or methamphetamine addictions have a new treatment option in Rapid City. → Read More