New Avera Health Services, Attorney General’s Legislative Accomplishments, SDPB’s “South Dakota Focus” Episode and the Controversy Surrounding Senate Bill 201.

Digital investigation unit harnessing technology to solve cases

Today, we have exciting news from Avera Health as their Chief Nursing Officer Tamera Larsen-Engelkes discussed the expansion of their women’s, children’s, and digestive health services. We also heard from South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley about his successful legislative session and why his office is receiving funds to create a digital investigation unit and expand law enforcement technology use.

Garrick Moritz, editor of the Garretson Gazette, joined us as our Dakota Political Junkie to dive into the controversy and compromise surrounding Senate Bill 201. Additionally, we learned about a new program aimed at helping women and trans musicians transition from open mic nights to professional performances.

Finally, SDPB’s Jackie Hendry shared her upcoming “South Dakota Focus” episode on juvenile justice and why she sees it as a hopeful story.

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