Gov. Nikki Haley dug in her heels yesterday rejecting the implications of a report saying the Pentagon was considering the Naval brig in Hanahan as an alternate location for detainees currently housed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Haley: “Without question, we are not going to allow South Carolina to become a magnet for terrorists to come here.” Source: P&C, The State

P&C editorial on the first week of school: “Don’t give up on board of regents concept”

Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders brings his campaign to S.C. today and tomorrow with events in Greenville, Columbia, Sumter, and Charleston. Source: The State

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson will moderate town halls with 15 Republican presidential candidates in partnership with the Conservative Leadership Project. Source: The State

As part of an investigation into Planned Parenthood initiated by Gov. Nikki Haley, AG Wilson’s office is also reportedly looking into potential Medicaid fraud at abortion clinics. Source: AP

A proviso in a note sent home with a Wando High student this week saying the school’s sex-ed approach “may not include discussion of alternate sexual lifestyles” prompted the P&C to ask, today, “Is sex education in South Carolina homophobic?” Source: P&C

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is reportedly pressuring top-tier football schools to get rid of their team chaplains, including USC and Clemson. Source: Washington Post

A USC professor who was the spokesman of a Coca-Cola-funded advocacy group dialed back statements he made that he says seemed to misrepresent the stated goal of the group to study physical health in a way that benefited the soft drink giant. Source: NYT

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says he’ll use eminent domain to take back park land on the Ashley River near a high-end upper peninsula neighborhood that’s been the subject of years of litigation. Source: P&C

NAACP President Dot Scott says getting a letter from the city that a $25,000 donation had been made on behalf of the Charleston chapter by retired CofC professor Herb Silverman to the planned International African American Museum was a humbling validation of the work she does for the group. Source: P&C

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