As the fallout around the January death of Jamal Sutherland at the Charleston County jail mounts, members of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus are pushing for reforms — in bills already filed and others in consideration as the session breaks. The bills focus on the way law enforcement treats people with mental illnesses and seeks to ensure more accountability. More: The Post and Courier
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PGA Championship tees off today on Kiawah. Time to watch the Ocean Course kick some pro-golfer tail now through Sunday. The tough South Carolina course is nearly impossible to make par on, but there are a few golfers who are going to try to wrangle it this weekend. More: CBS News
Ticking ticks in S.C. woods reveals why Lyme cases rare. Feeling a tickle? Time to check for ticks. South Carolina researchers have been collecting them by the thousands. And while Lyme disease is rare in the Palmetto State, we have something else in our ticks: a red meat allergy that can cause fatal anaphylaxis. More: South Carolina Public Radio
Meet the three death row inmates who may have to choose their death. South Carolina has recently passed a law that will require death row inmates to choose whether they should die in an electric chair or by a firing squad. This story looks at the three men who may have to decide their own death. More: The State
Anti-mask parents alter DHEC waivers, prompting SLED review. Parents signing liability waivers so their children don’t have to wear masks in public schools are allegedly altering the waivers to remove language they disagree with. Modifying the state form from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is raising legal questions and whether those waivers are valid. State Law Enforcement Division has been called in to review the issue. More: The State
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