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Former First Family Portraits Unveiled

The former First family may have been out of the limelight lately, but today the couple made an appearance to see their portraits unveiled at the Smithsonian.

Former SC Lawmaker Rick Quinn Sentenced to Probation

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Former Lexington County State Representative Rick Quinn was sentenced Monday to two years probation and community service after he pleaded guilty to a misconduct in office charge.…

Sentencing Monday for Former State Lawmaker in Corruption Case

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Sentencing is set Monday for a former South Carolina lawmaker who pleaded guilty to charges in an investigation of corruption at the Statehouse. The sentencing of former Lexington Rep. Rick Quinn is set Monday morning in Beaufort.…

Government Shutdown Ended: Budget Deal Delivered

ABC NEWS -- The House and Senate both passed a sweeping budget deal in the early hours of Friday morning -- but not before the government technically ran out of money at midnight Thursday, triggering the second shutdown in less…

Dreamers Could Get In-State Tuition If New Bill Passes

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)-- A new bill could have Dreamers paying in-state tuition for college here in South Carolina.  Some South Carolina lawmakers are pushing a bill that allows DACA participants in-state tuition and…

House lawmakers say no to plastic-bag bans

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) - State lawmakers advanced a bill barring local governments from placing restrictions on plastic bags or one-time use containers, like to-go containers. Bans already passed…

Senate leaders reach bipartisan budget deal

Bipartisan Senate leaders reached an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping spending deal that would raise caps on military and domestic spending, increase the nation’s debt limit, fund disaster relief efforts around the nation and include long-term funding for community health centers.

Biden on Trump: 'He's a joke'

Responding to a White House comment that President Donald Trump was joking in calling State of the Union attendees who didn't clap for him "treasonous," former Vice President Joe Biden said of the president: "He's a joke."

Tax Reform in DC Helping SC

West Columbia, SC (WOLO) ---Congressman Joe Wilson says recent tax reform passed in Washington is yielding results right here in the Midlands. Monday morning Wilson stopped by Mooneyhan's auto service in West Columbia to congratulate him on his recent expansion…

Trump says released Republican memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russia probe

President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that a controversial Republican memo alleging abuses of government surveillance powers at the FBI and Justice Department"totally vindicates" him in the Russia investigation. The four-page memo was written by Republican staff of the House Intelligence Committee and released…

SC Gov Hopeful Accused of Being Slavery Sympathizer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Republican running for South Carolina governor has been accused of sympathizing with the Confederacy after making comments to a college crowd. Democrats on Friday took Catherine Templeton to task for telling a crowd at Bob…

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