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WSAV News 3

Columbia, SC, United States

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As SC joins national robocall task force, here’s what you can do to help

South Carolina has joined a nationwide effort to fight illegal robocalls. → Read More

Personalized text messaging program to prevent opioid misuse launches in SC

State officials and a national nonprofit have teamed up to launch a new personalized text messaging program they say will help curb opioid misuse in South Carolina. → Read More

SC’s 988 suicide prevention lifeline center sees influx of calls

South Carolina’s only National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call center says the number of people reaching out for help has nearly doubled since 9-8-8 number became operational. → Read More

SC launches campaign to hire more school bus drivers, technicians

Amid a shortage of school bus drivers and technicians, the state Department of Education has launched a new campaign to help fill open jobs. → Read More

SC Attorney General, others respond to challenge of SC’s six-week abortion ban

According to court documents, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has responded to a lawsuit filed in state court challenging South Carolina’s six-week abortion ban. → Read More

SCDHEC warns of Asian longhorned tick infestation

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control recently identified a large and population of Asian longhorned ticks in South Carolina. → Read More

Mental health resources will be printed on SC school ID cards this fall

Last year, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed the Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention Act into law. It went into effect at the beginning of this month. → Read More

Panel of SC lawmakers working on new abortion legislation listen to hours of testimony

A House Ad Hoc Committee listened to more than 6 hours of testimony from anti abortion and abortion rights advocates at the State House Thursday. → Read More

Anti-abortion, abortion rights advocates prepare to testify before special SC House panel

A panel of state lawmakers in charge of crafting abortion legislation following the overturn of Roe v Wade will be meeting for the first time Thursday. → Read More

State leaders share how they’re bolstering mental health services in SC schools

The Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children met to discuss the current state of mental health services available for South Carolina students. → Read More

More than 100K South Carolinians voted early ahead of state primaries

According to the South Carolina State Election Commission, more than 100,000 South Carolinians cast their ballots during the state’s first ever no-excuse early voting period. → Read More

Here are the changes SC’s new elections law made to absentee voting

The deadline to request and return your absentee ballot application for the statewide June Primaries passed Friday afternoon. → Read More

SC mental health advocates push for funding ahead of 988 suicide lifeline

The nonprofit organization answering calls to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline made by South Carolinians says they need sustainable funding beginning next month. → Read More

Federal prosecutors in SC taking steps to curb violent crime

The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina has announced an “enhanced” strategy in response to the uptick in violent crime in the Palmetto State. → Read More

After SC House killed medical marijuana bill, sponsor says he isn’t giving up on it this session

Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) said with one week left in the legislative session, he isn’t giving up on legalizing medical cannabis in South Carolina. → Read More

SCDHHS plans to increase number of school mental health counselors

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said they have completed their review of mental health services offered in South Carolina public schools. → Read More

SC abortion supporters & critics react to leaked SCOTUS draft

Supporters and critics of abortion in South Carolina shared their thoughts on a possible overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States. → Read More

SC plans to stop ‘subminimum wage’ pay for people with disabilities

According to advocacy groups, there are more than 1000 people with disabilities working in South Carolina who are being paid less than the federal minimum wage. → Read More

SC senator wants to enhance penalties for illegally carrying a gun after mall shooting

Senator Dick Harpootlian (D-Richland) said he is planning to file a bill that would create harsher penalties in South Carolina for someone convicted of illegally carrying a gun. → Read More

SC DJJ set to make changes at Columbia facility after settlement with federal government

State officials have agreed to reform the Broad River Road Complex (BRRC) in Columbia following an investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ). → Read More