Before You Go: Graham raised half Harrison’s haul; Down month for Boeing orders


COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 700 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with 17 additional confirmed deaths.

With 6,310 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 11.1%.

As of 1:40 p.m. Oct. 14, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  153,729 (+700)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,034 (+23)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,435,429
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,387 (+17)

Top Stories:
$28 million: The amount raised by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the third fundraising quarter ahead of his November reelection bid. Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison reported nearly double Graham’s haul, $57 million. Source: P&C

The University of South Carolina’s new School of Law dean apologized Tuesday after he sent private bar exam passage info to enrolled students, faculty and staff last week. Source: The State

Boeing did not receive any new orders in September, delivering just 11 aircrafts during the entire month. Deals for three MAX planes were canceled last month and another 48 of its orders were put on hold. Source: Barron’s

Lexington School District 1, near the site of a planned Juul facility, has joined a lawsuit against the vape manufacturer. Source: P&C

What we’re reading:
The State: “Two South Carolina women lead NASA teams aiming for the moon and beyond”
Vox: “The Supreme Court just let the Trump administration shut down the census early”
P&C: “After 8 months Charleston Music Hall reopens with reduced capacity”

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The Agenda: 1,500 students could return to classrooms; SC cities defunding police … due to COVID-19

Lauren Hurlock

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