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MORNING BUZZ: Nikki Haley's anger issues, candidates' video ban, prisons' aging problem

08/25/2014 6:45 AM

08/25/2014 6:51 AM

Election 2014 profile: How anger over 2010 race shaped Gov. Nikki Haley’s -- and what she did first term to get over it

Sunday Buzz; How Gov. Nikki Haley and her Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen keep away video trackers and why that might violate civil rights

"Our prisons ... become nursing homes:" How the graying of South Carolina's prisoner population will cost the state’s taxpayers

Happening today

• South Carolina becomes 2016 presidential central as GOP hopefuls Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky headline separate evening fundraising barbecues for a pair of congressmen in the Upstate
• The S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission meets at 11 a.m. to discuss, among other things, the hiring plans for an executive director ( Agenda )

Buzz Clicks

People wrongly imprisoned? Drug cases likely flawed as Columbia’s police lab shut down

Former S.C. lawmaker Viers to appear in court

General election race for education chief starts

S.C. House to hold special, one-day session

Residents keep South Carolina ID theft unit busy

Landmark Abbeville rural schools court case ripe for decision, proponents say

One-cent sales tax in Lancaster County would pay for paving roads, other improvements

Law enforcement experts: Increased police visibility, community input key in tamping down Memorial Day weekend violence in Myrtle Beach

Controversial federal program gives military equipment on local law enforcement agencies

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