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Abortion ban goes to S. Carolina House floor for big fight

Aug. 16, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A near total abortion ban in South Carolina that does not include exceptions for pregnancies' caused by rape or incest was sent to the state House floor Tuesday but not without hints and warnings that the lack of exceptions could cause a big legislative fight in a few weeks....

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 15, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

State courts say no COVID-19 loss insurance for restaurants

Aug. 11, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court said Wednesday that a sports bar chain could not recoup damages from its insurance policy over the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdown. The ruling in Sullivan Management, LLC v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is the...

Some South Carolina Republicans pause at abortion ban brink

Aug. 06, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the past three decades, South Carolina lawmakers have chipped away at abortion access, requiring ultrasounds, parental consent and 24-hour waiting periods, and banning the procedure early in the pregnancy: first after 20 weeks, then after six. But now that...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 05, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. August 1, 2022. Editorial: Juvenile justice reform takes more than new appointee At the risk of sounding anti-jail and anti-prison, having already weighed in on a “lock ’em up” approach that’s all too often taken to resolving crime, we say...

Cunningham picks former fighter pilot as SC gov running mate

Aug. 01, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Cunningham has chosen Tally Parham Casey, a civil litigator who flew fighter jets during three combat tours over Iraq, to be his running mate in his quest to become South Carolina's first Democratic governor in 20 years. “She’s one of the most...

McMaster, Evette are SC's 1st gov ticket to file for reelect

Jul. 27, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette made history on Wednesday as the first gubernatorial ticket to file for reelection in South Carolina. “We've had great success in the last four years,” McMaster told reporters after Evette signed her campaign...

South Carolina's 6-week abortion ban can continue for now

Jul. 26, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina can continue enforcing its six-week abortion ban after a judge on Tuesday denied a request to temporarily block it amid a legal battle that is now headed to the state Supreme Court. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ended the federal right to the...

One thing voters agree on: Fresh voices needed in politics

Jul. 24, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As he campaigns for a Manhattan congressional seat against fellow Democrats twice his age, 38-year-old Suraj Patel harnesses the frustration of his generation toward those who have held office for decades. In his telling, Reps. Jerry Nadler, 75, and Carolyn Maloney,...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 19, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. July 13, 2022. Editorial: With domestic violence rising, police must make sure victims are safe from firearms threat A domestic violence victim is five times more likely to be killed when their abusive partner can get his or her hands on a gun. ...