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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: SC on track for marriage of cheaper, greener electricity. We can’t back down South Carolinians got taken to the cleaners in the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle. Those of us who underwrote the...

SC juvenile justice leader to quit after walkout, poor audit

Sep. 21, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of South Carolina's juvenile justice agency announced Tuesday he is quitting about three months after officers and teachers walked off the job leading to a no confidence vote from state senators. Freddie Pough's resignation letter...

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates

Sep. 19, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian town of Aarschot has a vaccination rate of 94% of all adults, but Mayor Gwendolyn Rutten worries her town is too close for comfort to the capital of Brussels, where the rate stands at 63%. But there’s not much she can do about it. Her hope...

The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases

Sep. 18, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday. Hospitalizations dropped below 2,000 for the first time in nearly three weeks, with...

Schools get the brunt of latest COVID wave in South Carolina

Sep. 18, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter. Classes, schools and entire districts have gone virtual, leaving parents frustrated and teachers quitting weeks into the school...

GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement

Sep. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

Two dozen Republican attorneys general warned the White House on Thursday of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect. “Your plan is disastrous and counterproductive,” the prosecutors,...

Small agency, big job: Biden tasks OSHA with vaccine mandate

Sep. 16, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t make many headlines. Charged with keeping America’s workplaces safe, it usually busies itself with tasks such as setting and enforcing standards for goggles, hardhats and ladders. But...

Governor touts SC school without mask rule as state model

Sep. 15, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster toured an elementary school in Camden on Wednesday that he said is an excellent example of how to fight COVID-19 in schools without requiring everyone to wear masks. Camden Elementary School starts with a thermal...

South Carolina officials want out of mask mandate ban suit

Sep. 15, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

South Carolina officials who have been sued over a law banning school districts from issuing face mask mandates say that they should be removed from pending litigation. That's the argument made in recent court filings from Gov. Henry McMaster, Attorney General Alan Wilson...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Sept. 13, 2021. Editorial: Murdaugh murders spur rumors, conspiracy theories in SC and beyond Rumors and conspiracy theories are like fire: give them oxygen and they spread fast. Until there is an arrest in...