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Avera looks to understand barriers to Native American maternal health | Mar 21


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Researchers at Avera are working to understand all factors underlying maternal health care for Native Americans in western South Dakota. Most counties west of the Missouri River are considered a maternal health care desert. That means women live more than 100 miles away from medical providers that specialize in delivery.

The South Dakota Supreme Court wants to see more evidence before ruling on a case of landowners vs. Summit Carbon Solutions (SCS). The court ultimately aims to determine if carbon is a commodity and if SCS is a common carrier.

The state Supreme Court is in session and their most recent day of hearings raised the question of privacy. This time, for the protection of victims in violent sexual criminal cases.

The statewide Sexual Violence Institute training come to Rapid City next week. 250 law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, victim services, and educators are expected to attend.

The 26th annual Black Hills Research Symposium is next week. The event gives BHSU students an opportunity to showcase their research projects.

And more.

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