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Expanding Healthcare and Technological Advancements: The Latest News in South Dakota’s Medical and Legal Sectors

Digital investigation unit harnessing technology to solve cases

Expanding Healthcare and Technological Advancements: The Latest News in South Dakota’s Medical and Legal Sectors

On today’s show, we have some exciting news to share with you. Avera Health has announced plans to expand their women’s, children’s, and digestive health services. Chief Nursing Officer Tamera Larsen-Engelkes spoke about the changes and how they will improve patient care.

Meanwhile, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley had a successful legislative session and discussed why his office is receiving funds to create a digital investigation unit and to expand how law enforcement uses technology. This is an important step in ensuring that law enforcement can stay ahead of the curve in terms of technology and innovation.

In other news, Garrick Moritz from the Garretson Gazette stepped in as our Dakota Political Junkie, diving into the controversy and compromise in Senate Bill 201. This bill has been a hot topic for many South Dakotans, and it will be interesting to see how it unfolds in the coming weeks.

SDPB’s C.J. Keene took a close look at petitions calling for hand counting ballots in the state. With election season just around the corner, this issue is sure to continue to spark debate among politicians and voters alike.

We also learned about a new program to help women and trans musicians take the leap from open mic to professional performances. This is an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming musicians who may not have had access to resources before now.

Finally, SDPB’s Jackie Hendry previewed her upcoming “South Dakota Focus” episode on juvenile justice and shared why she sees it as a hopeful story. It’s important that we address issues related to juvenile justice reform and ensure that young people are given every opportunity to succeed once they leave the criminal justice system behind.

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