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The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Roger Jackson for third-degree rape.

Jackson was convicted in 2018 for having sex with a dementia patient housed in a care facility in Rapid City.

Jackson contends that the state had to prove he knew the woman's condition rendered her unable to give consent.

The Supreme Court finds otherwise.

Victoria Wicks has more of this story for SDPB.

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Absentee ballots for registered South Dakota voters are going out Friday

South Dakotan’s have until October 19 to register.

The Secretary of State says don’t wait.

Before the primary election in the spring, all registered voters were sent an absentee ballot request form. That form asked voters what ballots they’d like to receive.

Secretary of State Steve Barnett says voters can double check which box they marked.

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Small school districts can face big challenges when COVID-19 cases spread. The Burke School District was forced to put in-person classes on hold this week when 20% of its staff tested positive for the coronavirus.

Superintendent Erik Person says even a handful of cases can make a huge impact on a school district like his.

“Among our staff right now we have eight active positive cases, and that’s on a staff of about 40 people, 22 teachers.”

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State lawmakers are considering ways remaining CARES Act money could help education. They’re suggesting financial support for educational cooperatives and for families who chose to keep their children out of the classroom.

The joint education committee heard public comment before making its recommendations for the appropriations committee. Rob Monson with the School Administrators of South Dakota notes educational co-ops have been left out of funding relief so far.

The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Roger Jackson for third-degree rape.

Jackson was convicted in 2018 for having sex with a dementia patient housed in a care facility in Rapid City.

Jackson appealed that conviction to the state Supreme Court. At oral arguments in February, Jackson held that the state should have had to prove criminal intent, that he knew the woman's dementia rendered her unable to give consent.

His attorney argued that there are varying levels of dementia.

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Some schools around the state are facing staffing shortages as employees test positive for COVID-19 or quarantine after an exposure. This week, the Burke School District put in-person classes on hold due to staffing shortages. Burke Superintendent Erik Person joins us now to talk about how the district is responding to the pandemic.

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SDPB is proud to announce the launch of a new South Dakota sports podcast that just released this September called 'In Play with Craig Mattick.'  You can find the podcast at sdpb.org/podcasts. Joining us is Craig to tell us more about the new program.

 

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On Call with the Prairie Doc® can be seen on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 central 6 mountain. Tonight's episode hosted by Dr. Deb Johnston is Pediatrics, Information for all Ages. Dr. Johnston is a family medicine doctor with Avera Medical Group and one of the Prairie Doc® physicians. 

 

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