Monday, August 22, 2016

The Agenda: Port backups all about gathering data; D.C. African-American museum opens next month; "No do-over on bike lane"

Newest Smithsonian museum features Edisto Island slave cabin

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 12:11 PM

P&C Sunday editorial: "No do-over on bike lane"

The I-526 backups seen outside the Wando Welch port in Mount Pleasant are all about increasing transparency, efficiency, and business for state ports, the SPA says. Ports in other states have been reluctant to adopt similar measures. Source: P&C

Dateline, Columba, SC: 'Rent-to-Own Homes: A Win-Win for Landlords, a Risk for Struggling Tenants'

While thousands more people are flooded out of their homes in Louisiana, thousands back in S.C. are still dealing with the effects of last fall's catastrophic flooding. Source: AP

As the state divvies up $5.8 million for body cameras and data storage (breakdown here), it comes with questions about when police are watching and who exactly is watching. Source: AP, The State

South Carolina's unemployment rate inched downward in July, closer to the national average to 5.2 percent, the lowest jobless rate the state has experienced since 2001. Source: P&C

President Barack Obama will open the Smithsonian Institute's new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall next month. The museum features, among other things, a reassembled slave cabin preserved from Edisto Island, S.C. Source: AP

Vinson Cunningham in The New Yorker: "Making a home for black history"

The Columbia attorney who was pictured holding a 'Girl Power' sign on the front page of the New York Times during last month's Democratic National Convention says she's keeping the sign in case national archivists or a future Hillary Clinton presidential library collection would want it. Source: P&C


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