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South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison announced on the Rachel Maddow Show last night that he would enter the race for DNC chair as the party looks to re-energize after losing the presidential election. Source: Politico, P&C

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon op-ed today: “As a sheriff, I know that jail is not always the answer”

As former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager stands trial on murder charges and a few days after city leaders pushed through a community-police relations board that some call weak, the Charleston Area Justice Ministry gathered Monday to call for a full civil rights investigation of the North Charleston Police Department. Source: P&C

A man who put two Charleston County deputies in the hospital after stealing one of their batons during fight in the middle of a Ladson-area roadway over the weekend has reportedly died. Source: AP

P&C editorial on Steve Bannon: “The outcry against Mr. Bannon from all sides is clearly warranted.”

Context: Yesterday we posted about Bannon’s leadership at Breitbart News in the weeks after the Emanuel AME shootings when the site posted a column praising the Confederate flag’s “glorious heritage.”

Gov. Nikki Haley will reportedly ask state lawmakers to make state superintendent an appointed cabinet-level position. Source: P&C

Exit ramps from I-26 to Spruill Avenue will be closed beginning this weekend until 2019 beginning this week as work begins on roadways serving the new North Charleston port. Source: P&C