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Public defense reform reaches governor's desk | Mar 06


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Public defense reform has made it out of the statehouse with the passage of HB 1057. This comes after months of study, discussion, and negotiation among lawmakers, lawyers and judges across South Dakota.

Three bills involving carbon pipeline and landowner rights issues are coming down to the wire in the closing days of the legislative session.

Senator John Thune is entering the race to be the next Republican leader of the U.S. Senate. This comes after Senator Mitch McConnell announced he'll step away from the post in November.

A bill designed to establish a grant program for healthy forests in the state fails to pass the House floor. Senate Bill 134 set aside money in relief grants to support forestry management efforts.

The South Dakota Historical Society is naming this year's winners of the Governor's Award for History. JoAnne Bohl of Hartford is the history teacher of the year.

And more.

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