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19 min ago | The State

Scoppe: Who says charity is its own reward? SC law gives donors up to ...

At the top, the big spenders from other states who have been buying up our legislators hope to slash the size of government the nation over.

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4 hrs ago | WLTX-TV Columbia

Haley Appoints Mike Campbell To State Post

Haley Appoints Mike Campbell To State Post Gov. Nikki Haley is appointing Mike Campbell to the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Kos

SC-Gov: Vincent Sheheen (D) Calls For Transparency For Nikki Haley's (R) Super-Secret Roads Plan

If you've driven around South Carolina recently, you don't need me to tell you that our roads leave a bit to be desired.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

New York Magazine

Mom Arrested for Letting Her Kid Play at the Park Loses Her Job

Debra Harrell, the South Carolina mother who was jailed for letting her 9-year-old daughter play , unsupervised, at a crowded park, is now out of a job.

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Easley Progress

November governor battle will be a political...

It's beginning to look as if this could be a very interesting campaign season as concerns the gubernatorial race in South Carolina and the issue of the state's Department of Social Services will be the battleground upon which it is fought.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

A federal court ruled Texas violated the Sons of Confederate Veterans' First Amendment rights in denying its application for a specialty license plate.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, us Travel, Travel, South Carolina

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Our leaders fail to find fix for roads

S.C. Department of Transportation workers make repairs Thursday to the Interstate 77 bridge over the Catawba River after the recent discovery of a foot-wide hole South Carolina has the most dangerous rural roads in the nation and state lawmakers don't have the collective political will to do anything about it.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Florida, Florida Government, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Fri Jul 18, 2014

SavannahNow

South Carolina's Beaufort and Jasper counties report higher unemployment rates

South Carolina's unemployment rate stayed at 5.3 percent for the second straight month, while Beaufort County's jobless figure reached 5.6 percent.

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WIZM-AM La Crosse

Ok School Districts. Here Comes Common Core

He joins governors from Oklahoma, Indiana and South Carolina. Those three have signed laws formally withdrawing from the standards.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Post and Courier

Another blow to the public's right to know

The body of a shooting victim can be buried with evidence that might explain what happened, and the autopsy report is secret.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Attorney: McDonald's Mom Who Let Her Child Play In Park Did Not Put Her In Harm's Way

The attorney for Debra Harrell, the South Carolina mother who lost custody of her daughter after allegedly letting her play at a park while she worked at a McDonald's , wants to set the record straight on why Harrell doesn't deserve to face the serious felony charge against her.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, South Carolina

Common Sense Journalism

Body blow two to S.C. FOI

A few weeks ago, it was a ruling by South Carolina's Supreme Court saying that public bodies were not required to post meeting agendas that punched a hole in South Carolina's FOI law.

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National Journal

South Carolina Republican Says Hispanic Immigrants Are Lost Cause For GOP

"I think folks are really susceptible to the call for government to provide anything from your housing to your food to your education."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives, Senator Mike Lee

New Times SLO

Dulcie Taylor delivers an emotionally affecting new album

Singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor has an excellent new album, and a bunch of shows to promote it this week: July 18 at Boo Boo Records; July 19 at Ragged Point Inn; and July 20 at Luna Red.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Missouri, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Post and Courier

Rumors swirl of undocumented immigrants arriving in South Carolina

Rumors of undocumented immigrants secretly being transported to South Carolina have triggered a series of protests that will take place this weekend statewide.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, US News, Illegal Immigration, Greenville, SC, Immigration Reform

Rock Hill Herald

Zais' move to kill Common Core is misguided

State schools Superintendent Mick Zais' high-handed directive to purge anything related to Common Core from the state's K-12 education standards could put South Carolina students at a disadvantage for years to come.

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Salon

Mother arrested for letting daughter play in park

It's a textbook case of helicopter culture gone entirely amok. Writing Monday in Reason, Lenore Skenazy - the "Free Range" advocate who gained fame and infamy six years for admitting she let her 9 year-old son ride the subway alone - revealed a South Carolina story about the arrest of a mother who "confessed to leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a ... (more)

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WPDE

Weaver Engineering president charged with not paying taxes

Robert L. Weaver, the president of Weaver Engineering in Florence, has been arrested after the South Carolina Department of Revenue says he did not turn over state taxes withheld from employees at Weaver Engineering.

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The Island Packet

Democratic Governors releases ad critical of Haley

It features a former Department of Social Services attorney saying she resigned because the agency's emphasis on better numbers endangered children.

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Bluffton Today

S.C. now ready to attract composting businesses

Prior to this summer, food waste and restaurant scraps were not included in the regulation for larger compost producers, according to S.C. Department of Commerce spokeswoman Allison Skipper.

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