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SCDJJ confirms new Executive Director

Nearly a month after the South Carolina Department of juvenile Justice agrees to reform the youth detention center, Governor McMaster's Executive Director nominee is officially confirmed

Senator Tim Scott meets with Paris Hilton

Washington, D.C. (WOLO)--US Senator from South Carolina Tim Scott had a famous visitor Tuesday. Reality television star and hotel heiress Paris Hilton stopped by the senate to discuss ways to better serve America's youth and to continue her ongoing advocacy…

State lawmakers to return for special session on abortion

Columbia, S.C. (AP)--The South Carolina Senate has agreed to come back in special session later this year to take up abortion bills to respond to the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court allows states to ban the procedure. Republicans rejected a…

Supreme Court to apparently overturn Roe V Wade

An apparent draft Supreme Court opinion obtained by Politico shows the panel's conservative majority of justices is ready to overturn nearly 50 years of established abortion rights precedent since Roe v. Wade.

Hate Crime bill fails to pass S.C. Senate

The Hate Crime bill failed to pass the Senate leaving South Carolina as just one of two states that does not have a law on the books to criminalize acts of hate.

ACLU wins settlement to remove some from Sex Offender Registry

Columbia, SC (WOLO) -- In a settlement agreement with South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson along with State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel those wrongly convicted of sodomy in the state of South Carolina will now be taken off…

SC Senate passes early voting bill

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)--The South Carolina Senate has unanimously passed a bill to expand early voting. Wednesday's vote gave key approval to a bill that unanimously passed the House in early March. But there may be one big snag between Republicans.…

Teacher pay at the center of heated state senate debate

Columbia, SC (WOLO) --- Pay for South Carolina's teachers is at the center of a heated budget debate in the state senate. According to the The Post and Courier reports lawmakers in the Senate Finance Committee unanimously adopted a $12.6…

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