Looks like everything went smoothly on the first day of school yesterday, including seven new schools across the region. Source: P&C
The Post and Courier Editorial Board comes out in favor of medical marijuana today. Source: P&C
Harry Briggs, Jr., once a young Clarendon County student who became the center of the local school desegregation case Briggs v. Elliott died earlier this month in New York City. Briggs, which was filed in 1950, was one of five cases folded into the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that desegregated American schools. Source: AP
Well golly, dontchya know that Conde Nast Traveler has named Charleston as the world's friendliest city. Ain't that just the nicest thing?? Source: P&C
Upstate Republican Congressman Jeff Duncan announced yesterday that he'll host Joe Arpaio, the infamous sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona at his annual "Faith and Freedom BBQ" next week. "Sheriff Joe" also has the distinction as a noted Trumper, birther, accused abuser of power, and convicted racial profiler who reportedly turned a blind eye to hundreds of sex crimes and was once called "America's Worst Sheriff" by the New York Times.
Congressman Mark Sanford in the New York Times: 'I Support You, Donald Trump. Now Release Your Tax Returns.'
Many state Democrats see some daylight in their ongoing push to turn the lean-conservative Palmetto State blue. Source: P&C
Meanwhile, at least a couple S.C. Republicans say they fear their party missed their best opportunity at stopping Hillary Clinton after nominating Donald Trump. Source: P&C
Republican state Rep. Peter McCoy, a former state prosecutor, says that after seeing the potential benefits of medical marijuana as a cure for hard-to-treat maladies like the periodic seizures his young daughter experiences, he will fight harder to pass the bill proposing its legalization. Source: P&C
58 percent: The increase in average student loan debt carried by graduating USC students over the past decade. Source: The State
Could a suicide hotline geared toward Ravenel bridge jumpers help stop some from ending their life? Source: P&C
State Senate rules that allow a single objection to indefinitely halt debate on a proposal could be changed in the coming session. Source: The State