SCPA stories

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.

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.

Legislature moves toward putting limit on bucks

South Carolina hunters are facing a statewide restriction on how many deer they can take in a season.

Legislation that would limit a hunter’s annual deer harvest and change the fee structure passed the Senate Wednesday and was introduced in the House Thursday.