Monday, January 28, 2013

The Agenda: School buses rollin', Lewis honored at MLK service, SC-1 filing closes

Pearsall profiled in NYT

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School bus run on schedule, negotiations ongoing
School buses ran on schedule this morning after school officials warned that a strike could begin as soon as this morning. Negotiations between drivers' union officials and Durham School Services, who operates the district's buses, continue this week.
Sources: Post and Courier, Live 5 News

Rep. John Lewis speaks to the 'power of love' as part of MLK service
Civil Rights Movement-era activist Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, who was the beaten because of his race in 1961, was the keynote speaker at the 41st-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tri-county Ecumenical Service at Morris Street Baptist Church over the weekend.
Sources: Post and Courier

Filing closes today in SC-1 race
With up to 17 candidates in the race to replace Tim Scott in the 1st District, candidates have until noon today to file their papers to run in the crowded election to succeed Scott.
Sources: AP, Post and Courier
Related: 1st District race draws attention from afar (P&C)
McCoy delcares for SC-1 race (AP)

Abortion clinic encounter leads to arrest of Larry Carter Center
Liberal former Charleston-area candidate Larry Carter Center was arrested after allegedly hitting an abortion protester with his car at low speed.
Sources: Post and Courier, Charleston City Paper

Sheheen, Haley partners in principle on restructuring
Gov. Nikki Haley and state Sen. Vincent Sheheen may end up as part of an odd couple scenario as the two work in parallel to push through similar government restructuring measures as part of the current legislative session.
Sources: The State

Charleston's Stacy Pearsall profiled as part of NYT piece on women serving on the front lines
Former combat photographer and founder of the Charleston Center for Photography Stacy Pearsall's story of how she helped save soldiers in her unit during an ambush sets the stage for a look at the U.S. military's decision to change its rules related to women serving in combat.
Sources: NY Times
Related: For three women, combat policy change comes too late (NYT)

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