Monday, October 1, 2018

The Agenda: Recreational shellfish season opens, S.C. still among the deadliest for women; State getting additional money for fighting drug abuse

Shellfish are open for business

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 10:25 AM

click to enlarge KEELY LAUGHLIN, COURTESY CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD
  • Keely Laughlin, courtesy Charleston Wine + Food

If you want to harvest your own, the 2018-2019 recreational shellfish harvest season opens today. Source: S.C. Department of Natural Resources

A record-high number of children, six, have died in S.C. in 2018 after being left in hot cars, the nation's highest. Source: P&C

S.C. is one of the deadliest states for women. According to homicide data, in 2016, 48 women were murdered by men, leading to the state's high ranking. According to the Violence Policy Center, who looked at the data and compiles the annual study, the state has been in the top 10 for two decades. In 2014, the Post and Courier won the Pulitzer Prize for a series looking at high rates of domestic violence in South Carolina. Source: AP

S.C. is doubling its funds for fighting the opioid crisis after receiving $20.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health. According to a spokesman for the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, who is receiving $14.2 million, the state agency will use the money to increase access to medication and treatment, an ad campaign, and financial assistance for those who are seeking treatment. Source: P&C

The deadline to register to vote in person at the DMV is Friday. You can still register via mail until next Tuesday. Source: City Paper

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