$23 million: The amount S.C. cities and towns have paid since 2009 to settle lawsuits over officer-involved shootings. Source: P&C
The state saw its fifth month of consecutive decreasing jobless rates in October, bringing the percent of those classified as unemployed down to levels not seen since June 2007. Source: CRBJ
All three Democratic frontrunners stopped in Charleston over the weekend for the county Democratic Party’s annual Blue Jamboree. Clinton held a large lead in the last S.C. primary poll, but Sanders says he still has time to make up ground, despite struggles wooing African-American voters. Source: P&C, Buzzfeed, CNN
The P&C reports that red flags about Charleston County School District’s finances went ignored for years until a $18 million deficit was disclosed in recent months. Source: P&C
Mayor Joe Riley says he’s not slowing down as he wraps up his tenure as the city’s chief executive. Source: P&C
Officials in conservative Dorchester County say that state budget cuts to local governments are to blame for the county’s move to raise property taxes. Source: P&C
The Panthers notched their 10th win of the season yesterday against the Washington Football Team, celebrating with a nifty burn on Twitter, referencing QB Kirk Cousins’ infamous “You like that?!” taunt and poking fun at the Redskins’ ongoing trademark fight with the federal government. Source: Washington City Paper, @Panthers, YouTube, WaPo
You like THAT #PantherNation? Carolina improves to 10-0 with a trademark victory over Washington! #KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/NOEsXsHgf7
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 22, 2015
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