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Friday, May 9, 2014

Biden speaks to USC graduates

COLUMBIA — Members of the generation now graduating from college are likely to see major advancements in their lifetimes, Vice President Joe Biden told Uni­versity of South Carolina graduates ...
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, May 8, 2014

No danger in SC nuke leak

COLUMBIA- Water with traces of a radioactive hydrogen isotope has leaked at a nuclear power plant in South Carolina, but federal regulators said Thursday workers and the public were not at risk.
By Meg Kinnard

Saturday, May 3, 2014

With 1 year in Senate, Scott in 1st statewide race

COLUMBIA - After more than a year in the U.S. Senate, South Carolina Republican Tim Scott will soon be in his first statewide contest. And that, according to some of those vying to replace him, ...
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, May 2, 2014

Judge weighs House speaker's case

COLUMBIA - A judge on Friday said he'll need about a week to consider whether a case against House Speaker Bob­by Harrell should be handled by a legislative panel instead of in the state's courts.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, April 18, 2014

SC unemployment fell to 5.5 percent in March

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's unemployment rate continued a nearly yearlong decline in March, falling for the 10th month in a row, state officials said Friday.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

South Carolina seeks MOX ruling

COLUMBIA - South Carolina has asked a federal judge to rule in the state's favor in a lawsuit seeking to keep viable a nuclear reactor fuel project at the Savannah River Site near Aiken.
By Meg Kinnard

Social services head says she won't step down

COLUMBIA - The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services said Wednesday that she wouldn't step down from the agency, saying she feels she has more work to accomplish.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, April 14, 2014

SC must run Certificate of Need program

South Carolina's public health department must administer a program that regulates the building or expansion of medical facilities even though its funding was vetoed by the governor.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, April 11, 2014

SC strippers sue clubs over wages

COLUMBIA- A group of strippers is suing several South Carolina nightclubs, saying they weren't paid according to federal standards.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SC Senate passes bill allowing legal bridge games

COLUMBIA - A government watchdog group has filed a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the elections process in South Carolina, a move one top lawmaker says could complicate this year's ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SC justices: No casino allowed on Catawba land

COLUMBIA - A statewide ban on video gambling means that South Carolina's only federally recognized tribe cannot have a casino on its York County reservation, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, March 28, 2014

Judge won't revisit SC inmate mental health ruling

COLUMBIA — A judge on Friday denied a request by South Carolina prison officials that he should reconsider a ruling on how to deal with mental health treatment behind bars.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, March 21, 2014

SC judge mulling Harrell's investigation request

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s chief prosecutor used an investigation into a complaint against Speaker Bobby Harrell to try to intimidate the powerful Charleston Re­pub­lican, an employee of ...
By Meg Kinnard

Family of DUI victim suing 2 SC bars

COLUMBIA- The family of a South Carolina girl killed by a drunken driver filed a lawsuit Friday saying that two bars negligently over-served a man who plowed his car into their minivan.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, March 14, 2014

SC gay marriage lawsuit also seeks divorce

A South Carolina woman is challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage by seeking recognition both of her union and separation.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Columbia recalls civil rights past

Columbia SC 63, is a retrospective effort undertaken by city officials to mark Columbia's place in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SC Republicans ask Haley to help save MOX

COLUMBIA - Several Republicans have asked South Carolina's governor to explore possible legal action to avoid the closure of a multibillion dollar project to turn weapons-grade plutonium into ...
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Man pleads guilty to stealing doctor's identity

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A man accused of stealing a South Carolina physician's identity and treating hundreds of patients, by doing checkups and prescribing drugs, pleaded guilty Tuesday.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, March 3, 2014

ACLU submits agreement on immigration law

COLUMBIA - South Carolina prosecutors have acknowledged that their defense of several parts of the state's immigration law likely will not succeed, according to documents filed in court Monday.
By Meg Kinnard

Saturday, March 1, 2014

SC high court to hear Certificate of Need case

South Car­olina's highest court is gearing up for a debate over whether the state health agency can end a program that regulates the building or expansion of medical facilities.
By Meg Kinnard
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