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Indigent Legal Task Force calls for statewide public defenders office | Sep 26


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On today's update...

The state Indigent Legal Task Force is calling for a statewide public defender's office to help counties bear the cost of court services. The findings were finalized and published Monday.

The National Education Association, Environment America and National Parent Teacher Association are concerned about student access to safe drinking water. The organizations sent a signed letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking them to require water filters in school districts that use public water systems.

The South Dakota Advisory Panel on Children with Disabilities met to share ways to prepare kids for adulthood with job training and services. The state offers programs that are catered to age and ability.

What will the local bus line look like in the next five or ten years? For a community growing like Rapid City, now is the time to start asking that question — and they're looking for the public's input.

A South Dakota jury is ruling in favor of a former Black Hills District Ranger who says she was the victim of gender discrimination. They're awarding Ruth Esperance $400,000 in damages.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."