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Yesterday | WMBF

SC data security efforts, monitoring may cost $27M

South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax collection agency.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

SC Unemployment Rate Drops to Six-Year Low

The unemployment rate in South Carolina dropped to a six-year low in March, reaching 5.5 percent.

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The Charlotte Observer

S.C. poll: Most favor legal, limited abortion

While three out of four South Carolinians think abortion should be legal, most would limit it to a few circumstances, according to a new Winthrop Poll.

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Rock Hill Herald

SC judge faces career-defining moment

South Carolina's constitution is not equivocal when it comes to the power of the attorney general over criminal prosecutions: "The attorney general," it says, in Article 5, Section 24, "shall be the chief prosecuting officer of the State with authority to supervise the prosecution of all criminal cases in courts of record."

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

jdsupra.com

South Carolina Legislative Update

The South Carolina House of Representatives will be on furlough for two weeks and the Senate is only meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, and then off the following week.

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The Miami Herald

Feds: NC saw nearly 20k more find jobs in March

North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Poll: Haley has double-digit lead over Sheheen

The automated phone survey of 750 likely S.C. voters, conducted by Pulse Opinion Research for Rasmussen Reports, found Haley leading Sheheen by 52 percent to 37 percent.

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Common Dreams

What CCAAP Can't Do: Protect NC from Duke Energy Coal Ash

April 17 - Late last night, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released his so-called "Comprehensive Coal Ash Action Plan" claiming the legislation will "close loopholes in state law to strengthen the state's ability to regulate coal ash ponds."

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Post and Courier

Could more S.C. Democrats embrace Obamacare?

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats - but not necessarily those in South Carolina - say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

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US News & World Report

Nikki Haley's Facebook Spat Is Embarrassing

There's a small storm brewing down in the Palmetto state, one that involves the sitting governor, her closest ally in the state Senate, and the leader of the state Department of Social Services.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

Graham, Sanford Talk Minimum Wage & Unemployment

There's been a lot of talk in Washington about unemployment, raising the minimum wage and a host of other issues that affect our country.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

DSS director: Agency hiring more, cutting turnover

The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services says she is asking for more fulltime positions to help handle cases around the state.

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WTMA-AM North Charleston

Dept. of Health Wants Public Assistance to Track West Nile Virus [From ABC News]

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is asking for the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus this season.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

New poll numbers out as election season heats up

Almost 50% of registered voters who responded said they approve of how Governor Nikki Haley is doing her job.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Summerville Journal-Scene

'Let's start children off the right way'

The state Senate has adopted a plan to expand full-day classes for 4-year-old kindergarten in South Carolina for at-risk children, On one hand Superintendent Joe Pye is pleased about the decision to enroll at-risk students in a full-day classroom schedule.

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ABC News 4 Charleston

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Molly Spearman is leading the money race among eight Republicans trying to become South Carolina's next superintendent, while Montrio Belton leads the four Democrats seeking the job.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The News

Floyd receives the 2014 Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award

WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL HOSPITAL FNP Chief Nursing Officer Bambi Floyd was one of five to receive the South Carolina Healthcare Executive of the Year award from the South Carolina Hospital Association.

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The News

Governor tours hospital

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently made a special trip to Williamsburg Regional Hospital where she met with administration and staff and congratulated them on their recent accomplishments.

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Fort Mill Times

Court: State must run program despite funding veto

The ruling means that the Department of Health and Environmental Control will have to find another way to pay for the Certificate of Need program, which state law requires medical facilities to go through for approval to expand or build.

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Post and Courier

Dept. of Education pulls out of Smarter Balanced testing on Common Core standards

The South Carolina Department of Education on Monday pulled out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests being developed to evaluate how well students have mastered the new standards laid out by Common Core.

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