Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How spending too little on roads has cost hundreds of lives in SC

Grayson Lee was 19 when she died on a S.C. road in 2014, one of more than 4,500 people killed on the state’s roads since 2011. Hundreds of those deaths, including possibly Grayson’s, could have been prevented if the state spent more to make its roads and bridges safer. State officials say they know how to make roads safer. But, they add, they don’t have the money.

Local

Legislator calls for embattled Rec Commission director, some board members to quit

State Rep. Mia McLeod called Monday for the resignation of the Richland County Recreation Commission’s embattled executive director and five board members “who support him.” The Richland Democrat said their resignations are necessary to regain the public’s trust amid ongoing state and federal law enforcement investigations into corruption at the office, and given civil lawsuits accusing director James Brown III of sexual harassment and other improper behavior.

The Buzz

Sanford opponent wants to avoid Armageddon by finding ‘Planet B’

Democratic 1st District candidate Dimitri Cherny says humankind needs a backup plan should NASA scientists discover an object barreling toward Earth, bringing annihilation with it. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford’s general election opponent suggests using the United State’s defense spending to work on finding ‘Planet B,’ in case climate change or an incoming asteroid threaten life as we know it.

Videos

Time lapse of I-26 tree clearing

Time lapse of trees being cleared off of I-26
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Time lapse of I-26 tree clearing 2:44

Time lapse of I-26 tree clearing

SC delegates' view of Katy Perry at the DNC 0:42

SC delegates' view of Katy Perry at the DNC

Rep. James Clyburn: Hillary Clinton is a fighter 6:12

Rep. James Clyburn: Hillary Clinton is a fighter

United States of Swag: DNC edition 1:12

United States of Swag: DNC edition