As a result of an inquiry initiated by Gov. Nikki Haley, DHEC suspended the licenses of two of the state’s three abortion clinics on Friday, threatening to close them over record and disposal violations. Source: P&C
The Post and Courier posted a multi-part series on the state’s fight to stop human trafficking in South Carolina and the plight of women forced into sex work. Source: P&C
The Washington Post talked with the residents of a Lexington-area trailer park in Red Bank formerly home to accused Mother Emanuel shooter Dylann Roof, which has been swept into investigations into the June massacre at the historic black church. “Why do the friends Dylann Roof stayed with before the Charleston church shooting shrug about their inaction.” Source: WaPo
The State reports on what may be contained in a redacted portion of the report that centered mostly on ethics violations against former House Speaker Bobby Harrell, saying that Daniel Island state Rep. Jim Merrill may be one name that’s mentioned in the secret portion of the report. Source: The State
Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders made stops in South Carolina over the weekend in an effort to make inroads with African American voters. Source: The State, P&C
NYT columnist Charles Blow: “Bernie Sanders and the Black Vote”
Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet, accused Friday of misconduct in office stemming from an incident involving a confrontation with a neighbor in which he is said to have brandished a handgun, reportedly used a racial slur in reference to the neighbor, according to a 911 call as reported by the Post and Courier. Source: P&C
A bullet hole was reportedly found in the front door of a James Island predominately-African American church over the weekend. Source: P&C
Efforts to close Gitmo and move its detainees to the U.S. mainland, possibly to a similarly-secured facility in Hanahan, is hitting political roadblocks at both the local and federal levels. Source: P&C, AP
P&C column from Brian Hicks: “I-526 may be slipping out of reach”
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