Friday, November 7, 2014

The Agenda: MUSC observing patient at 'low risk' for Ebola; Fair wrapping up; Southern Dems in trouble?

Ex-DHHS worker sentenced in data breach

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

MUSC says it is monitoring a patient who is said to be at 'low risk' for contracting the Ebola virus. [Live 5, P&C]

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As the Coastal Carolina Fair wraps up this weekend, P&C's Hanna Raskin takes a look at fair food (spoiler: get the fried barbecue on a stick) and Live 5 talks with the itinerant fair vendors who sell whip up those fried delicacies. And just like last year, don't miss the wide array of rabbits on display in the livestock exhibition. [P&C, Live 5]

The former state Health and Human Services worker who was charged with the theft of thousands of patient records will be on probation for three years under a suspended sentence handed down yesterday. [The State]

Gov. Nikki Haley tamped down speculation that she was eyeing higher office during a news conference yesterday. She'll travel to India next week on an economic mission to lure jobs to the state. [The State, AP]

Officials from the Carolinas and Virginia met behind closed doors yesterday with federal energy regulators and oil and gas-funded groups to discuss the possibility of drilling off the coast. [WaPo/AP]

A parade of national journalists are clamoring to explain the quickening Republican advance in historically-blue Southern States, here are a few:

Analysts say that without major opposition from any local constituencies, proposed tax referendums succeeded pretty easily this Tuesday. The Koch brothers-funded group Americans For Prosperity led the charge that defeated a penny tax proposal for roads in Greenville, complete with a victory celebration and everything. [P&C, G'ville News]


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