South Carolina Politics
Columbia's 5G future is coming. Wireless companies want residents prepared, as do those who worry about health effects of the technology.
Bills pending in both chambers of the General Assembly would alter the complexion of USC’s 20-member board of trustees — among the largest in South Carolina.
It's now illegal for tobacco products to be sold to anybody under 21, but the tax hit to South Carolina will be absorbed by other revenue sources.
Columbia city leaders want to reduce the number of people who don't have access to healthy food. They have a new set of recommendations that could help achieve that.
The settlements are the first deals to be released from a string of litigation that accused a number of phone carriers of underpaying fees that go to emergency dispatch centers.
A Columbia lawmaker is proposing first-of-its-kind legislation that would compensate women forced to give birth should the state enact an abortion ban.
A former executive at the state's affordable housing agency earned $88,000 over eight months. He did virtually no work, according to Inspector General findings.
State Sen. Dick Harpootlian agreed Thursday to keep his language clean when talking to legislative staffers but made clear he still believes the delegation's employees are a waste of Richland County taxpayers' money
Four local governments settled lawsuits with some of the state's largest telecommunications companies. But the details of those settlement agreements remain unclear as the government officials aren't talking and the companies involved argue the terms are secret due to confidentiality agreements.
A state lawmaker is troubled by what he says is a lack of transparency in the judicial screening process. He wants a public investigation into the issue.
The University of South Carolina is taking only a week to hire a top administrator and has only posted the opening internally.
South Carolina is one of 33 states that charges sales tax on feminine hygiene products. A Ladson lawmaker wants to end that.
Aside a wall of 2-foot-tall letters spelling out “Black Women Lead,” behind a podium bearing a “Black Women for Kamala” sign, Kamala Harris made an appeal Saturday to black women in South Carolina, a contingency whose support she sees as crucial to the viability of her presidential candidacy.
A proposal to increase prison sentences for people who select their victims solely because of their race or religion would make South Carolina one of the last states with a hate crime law
COLUMBIA — About a dozen black female small-business owners were gathered in a South Carolina shared workspace on Tuesday night for a networki…
With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024.
As South Carolina barrels toward February's first-in-the-south Democratic presidential primary, the endorsement of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjam…
Gov. Henry McMaster says the General Assembly should not sidestep tax cuts when legislators gather in January — especially with the budget projected to be at an all-time high of $10 billion.
South Carolina’s addiction services agency is providing communities more money to tailor substance abuse programs to what they're confronting most, from underage drinking to the opioid crisis
South Carolina temporary license plates affixed to newly purchased vehicles were thin pieces of paper adorned with an expiration date written in marker with no ties to the owner. Now those 45-day tags will be tied directly to a vehicle’s owner through an alphanumeric code.
Suicidal and mentally ill women at a South Carolina prison were punished as a way to dissuade them from seeking help again, a psychiatrist testified Wednesday.
President Donald Trump, along with many of the top 2020 Democratic White House contenders, are coming to a historically black college in Columbia next weekend for a bipartisan forum on criminal justice reform.
The upcoming S.C. Supreme Court hearing on former lawmaker Rick Quinn's Statehouse corruption case is not really about Rick Quinn. In what sounds like a man arguing with himself, prosecutor David Pascoe is appealing the plea deal he struck with the state representative from Lexington.
A cellphone micro-jamming test inside a South Carolina prison proves that inmates' calls can be blocked without interfering with signals beyond their confinement, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited a South Carolina city ravaged by hurricanes twice in three years and pledged to improve the government response to disasters as part of an effort to combat storm damage that he says is the result of climate change.