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SC Lawmakers Renew Push For Amendment Ensuring Women Have Same Legal Protections As Men

SC Lawmakers Renew Push For Amendment Ensuring Women Have Same Legal Protections As Men

The Post and Courier - March 11, 2020

COLUMBIA — There have never been more women serving simultaneously in the South Carolina Senate as there are today. All four of the history-making lawmakers decided Wednesday that a federal […]

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What Does It Cost to Operate a Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking System?

What Does It Cost to Operate a Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking System?

WYFF News 4 - March 5, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Advocates say a tracking system for sexual assault evidence in South Carolina would give survivors peace of mind. The victims of those crimes would always know where […]

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Bill Would Allow SC Coroners to Petition Judge to Blood Test Caregivers When Children Die

Bill Would Allow SC Coroners to Petition Judge to Blood Test Caregivers When Children Die

The State - Mar 4, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. State lawmakers are weighing whether to give South Carolina coroners the authority to test the blood of a parent or guardian when a young child in that person’s […]

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Local Government Agencies Tour Charleston Homes to Access Flood Damage

Local Government Agencies Tour Charleston Homes to Access Flood Damage

WCBD Count On News 2 - February 7, 2020

Charleston, S.C. – WCBD – Senator Sandy Senn is joined by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Charleston County Public Works, City of Charleston and elected officials for the fourth […]

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Bill Would Give Law Enforcement More Authority Against Threats to Public Buildings, Spaces

Bill Would Give Law Enforcement More Authority Against Threats to Public Buildings, Spaces

Live 5 News - Aug 28, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – One state senator believes there needs to be a law that covers threats against all public buildings and spaces, including churches and public parks. The broader […]

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Charleston Lawmaker Drafts Bill in Response to Plastic Pellet Spill

Charleston Lawmaker Drafts Bill in Response to Plastic Pellet Spill

WCBD Count on News 2 - Oct 31, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)– In October, the Department of Health and Environmental Control closed their investigation into, Frontier Logistics, the company they previously blamed for a plastic pellet spill in July. […]

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Commentary: Highway 61 Needs to Be Safe as Well as Have a Beautiful Tree Canopy

Commentary: Highway 61 Needs to Be Safe as Well as Have a Beautiful Tree Canopy

The Post and Courier - Oct 10, 2019

South Carolina Highway 61 makes me want to sing, but I don’t want to sing the blues! Am I alone in getting a nostalgic feeling when riding along Highway 61 […]

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Flooding Task Force Tours Charleston, Dorchester Neighborhoods to Find Simple Fixes

Flooding Task Force Tours Charleston, Dorchester Neighborhoods to Find Simple Fixes

The Post and Courier - Jul 29, 2019

More than 100 homeowners in Charleston and Dorchester counties face flooding issues but live in places where many state and local agencies have authority over drainage, and they’ve turned to […]

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Senn Chosen to Chair Flooding Prevention Task Force

Senn Chosen to Chair Flooding Prevention Task Force

Lowcountry Source - Aug 30, 2018

State Senator Sandy Senn has been chosen to chair the Countywide Intergovernmental Flooding Prevention Taskforce Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Representative Peter McCoy, who chairs the Charleston County […]

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Editorial: It’s Time to Clarify SC Law on Making Threats

Editorial: It’s Time to Clarify SC Law on Making Threats

The Post and Courier - Aug 26, 2019

Those chilling, racist videos from a Columbia 16-year-old should have been a wake-up call for South Carolina in more ways than one. As Seanna Adcox reports, the new disturbing-schools law […]

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