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Pitts helps push toward medical marijuana

South Carolina might never be Colorado or Oregon, where recreational marijuana is legal, but with the introduction of two marijuana bills this session, the state might have taken steps toward looking a little like California, which legalized medicinal marijuana almost two decades ago.

River group urges fast action on water bill

A South Carolina river advocacy group met at the State House to encourage the legislature to pass a bill that would require agricultural operations to obtain permits before withdrawing from the state’s rivers.

S.C. activists “Light It Blue” for World Autism Awareness Day

By Damian Dominguez World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, and the Columbia-based Autism Academy of South Carolina made certain that people knew about it. Donning blue T-shirts and shiny blue capes, academy staff and supporters walked from their Columbia headquarters to the State House on Wednesday, where they visited every Senate office to hand…

Lawmakers want answers about Pinewood dump

Lawmakers representing the areas around Lake Marion see the Pinewood dump, a closed hazardous waste landfill located just a few hundred yards from the state’s largest reservoir, as a threat the region’s health and economy.