An anti-abortion group has targeted S.C. Rep. Nancy Mace after she advocated for exceptions for rape and incest to the proposed six-week abortion ban. Rep Josiah Magnuson (R, Spartanburg) reportedly left a card on Mace’s desk saying that women who seek an abortion after being raped have “twisted logic that would kill the unborn child for the misdeed of the parent.” Source: Newsweek

Marriott is getting into the short-term rental game in Charleston, Hilton Head, and 98 other markets. Source: P&C

Lawmakers in Columbia had planned on 2019 being the year of education with reform being a top priority. While education reform was not get passed, some environmental bills did pass. One notable bills was the Energy Freedom Act, which removes the cap on reimbursement for solar power and requires utilities to change how they buy power from renewable energy sources. Source: Statehouse Report

Samantha Josephson, the University of South Carolina student who was murdered after getting into a car she thought was her Uber, was awarded a posthumous degree at their commencement ceremony on Saturday. Source: ABC News

This week and next, keep an eye out for fireflies. They peak in mid-May as more and more engage in their flashy mating ritual. Source: P&C

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