Friday, March 10, 2017

The Agenda: Staley to coach USA women's team; Filipino-American student wins regional spelling bee; Experimental IOP seawalls will remain

Staley will coach Team USA in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 12:30 PM

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USC women's basketball coach Dawn Staley will succeed UConn coach Geno Auriemma as the coach of the Team USA women's national team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Source: The State

A seventh grade Filipino-American who moved to the U.S. just a few years ago will represent the region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the local contest yesterday. Source: P&C

Rejecting the recommendations of agency staff, the DHEC board says temporary, experimental seawalls will be allowed to remain outside Isle of Palms high-rise condos and homes while more study takes place. Conservationists argued that the semi-permeable walls blocked sea turtle nesting. Source: The State, P&C

Also in conservation news: Senators passed a bill this week that places a limit on the amount of time a group has to claim damages when it petitions to stop a development project. Source: P&C

A House subcommittee gave early approval to a bill that would allow anyone legally allowed to own a gun to carry it in S.C. without a permit. Democrats on the committee say the hearing was scheduled on short notice without the opportunity for debate or public input. Source: The State

In addition to requesting proof of prosecutors' interactions with the single known eyewitness to the shooting death of Walter Scott by then-North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, his attorneys are also warning against a 'rush to judgment' in Slager's federal civil rights trial. Source: CP, P&C

The crowded special election in the Fifth Congressional District is seen as a "test of a Trump-less ticket." Source: McClatchy

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