Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Agenda: Is SC in play for Clinton?; Caitlyn abuser pleads guilty; Referendum would fund rapid transit

Could Trump lose S.C.?

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 12:02 PM

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Lawyers are using once-classified documents to help defend former Savannah River Site employees who may have been exposed to radioactive materials during the 1970s. Source: The State

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to hit the reset button yesterday with a policy speech as some horserace poll-watchers say even Republican-dominated S.C. could be in play for Hillary Clinton if poll numbers hold for the Democrat. Source: WaPo, The State

Gov. Nikki Haley has named Columbia attorney Emily Farr as the state's new director of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. The outgoing director, Richele Taylor, will become the governor's top legal counsel. Source: The State, P&C

Charleston County Schools' pilot Early College High School program, a partnership with Trident Tech, could lead to local high school students finishing grade school with a college degree. Source: P&C

The man accused of taping Caitlyn the dog's muzzle shut in 2015 pleaded guilty to the charges yesterday. 42-year old William Leonard Dodson has been in jail since June of last year. Source: P&C

A proposed $2.1 billion referendum that will go before local voters with County Council's approval later this week would raise more than a $250 million for local transit projects, including the area's first major mass transit project. Source: P&C


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