Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Agenda: Parade for Raven tonight; Late and crowded buses; Dead manatees in local waterways

Are severe Southern floods a sign of climate change?

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 11:38 AM

American Olympian Raven Saunders is back in the Lowcountry after competing in her first games in Rio last week. A parade in Saunders' honor will be held this evening starting at 6pm Burke High School and ending in Marion Square. Source: P&C, CP

Students in Berkeley County are reportedly dealing with late and overcrowded school buses during the first week of school, a problem that some parents say has persisted since last year. Source: P&C

A number of dead manatees have been reported in local waterways over the past few days, the latest coming on Sullivans Island. Source: P&C, Live 5

Some 8,000 South Carolinians will need to find new insurance carriers next year after health insurance giant Aetna it will stop selling Obamacare exchange plans in more than 70 percent of the counties where it offers policies. The company reportedly told the DOJ that it may be forced to leave the exchange if the feds stood against a planned merger with Humana. Source: Columbia Biz Report, HuffPost

NYT headline: 'Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change'

The bike lane across the Ashley River Bridge may not be safe after all, as a majority of Charleston County Council members now appear ready to nix the plan if given the chance at this week's meeting. Source: P&C

Larger container ships are pushing the Port of Charleston over previous monthly records for container volume. Source: P&C

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