The Missouri state auditor released a report Wednesday on the state’s Public Defender system.
Among the findings: public defenders need to better track the hours they spend on each case and update the standards they use to determine what’s the appropriate caseload.
Auditor Tom Schweich says Public Defenders have relied on national standards that are out-of-date.
Missouri’s elk population appears to be settling into their new home state, according to state conservation officials.
Dr. Joseph Millspaugh of the University of Missouri -- Columbia updated the Missouri Conservation Commission today on the state’s elk herd, which he says seems to be doing well.
“(We have) evidence of survival rates (and) reproductive rates that are average to high," Millspaugh said. "We see diet quality certainly within the range of what we would expect.”
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