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WBTW News 13

Columbia, SC, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

South Carolina prosecutors discuss team effort during Murdaugh trial

Its been one week since convicted killer Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison. We sat down with state prosecutors who helped secure that murder conviction. → Read More

More than 430K in South Carolina cast early ballots, officials say

According to state election officials, more than 430,000 South Carolina voters have cast their ballots early as of Wednesday. → Read More

Crews on scene of hazmat call on George Bishop Parkway near Myrtle Beach

South Carolina lawmakers on the Electricity Market Reform Measures Study Committee met Wednesday at the State House. → Read More

Farmers’ market vouchers for South Carolina seniors will be available statewide

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is returning to South Carolina June 1st. → Read More

South Carolina House passes amended bill that would allow public funds for private school

The South Carolina House has approved an amended version of a bill that would create a program that allows the use of public funds for private school tuition. → Read More

Bipartisan early voting bill faces uncertain future after changes in South Carolina Senate

There’s a chance a bill that would establish early voting in South Carolina, and passed both the South Carolina House and Senate unanimously, won’t become law this year. → Read More

South Carolina lawmakers renew push to pass transgender sports ban

Lawmakers are renewing their push to pass a bill that would prohibit transgender athletes from participating in girl’s or women’s sports in South Carolina. → Read More

South Carolina election officials say they support no-excuse early voting

The next time you go to cast your ballot in South Carolina, you might be able to do it early with no-excuse. → Read More

SC Superintendent of Education: Teachers should get another pay raise in 2022

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman told lawmakers they should put some of the state’s surplus revenue towards teacher pay raises in 2022. → Read More

South Carolina Senate set to debate medical marijuana

State senators will soon debate a bill that would legalize cannabis for medicinal use for some South Carolinians with debilitating conditions. → Read More

UofSC Board of Trustees elects school’s next President

Michael Amiridis has been elected as the University of South Carolina’s 30th President. → Read More

McMaster: State won’t shut down amid omicron surge

Health officials in South Carolina and the rest of the country are reporting a record number of new daily COVID-19 cases to kick off 2022. → Read More

South Carolina senators advance legislation on ‘forever’ chemicals in drinking water

A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee listened to South Carolinians concerned about emerging contaminants in their drinking water. → Read More

More than 7,000 South Carolina children got vaccinated in 1st week of eligibility

According to the state health department, DHEC, a little more than 7,000 kids between the ages of 5-11 got their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine over the last week in South Carolina. → Read More

Why we ‘fall back’ after South Carolina lawmakers made daylight saving time permanent

Back in 2020, state lawmakers passed legislation that made daylight saving time permanent in South Carolina. → Read More

Improvements could be coming to aging water systems in rural South Carolina

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster this week recommended using half a billion dollars in federal relief funds to 'modernize' water, wastewater and stormwater systems across the state. → Read More

South Carolina lawmakers review redistricting map submissions from public

A Senate Redistricting subcommittee met Thursday to go over the redistricting map submissions they have received for the state's 46 Senate districts. → Read More

Researchers: About half of SC teachers who left their job this summer went to another school district

The South Carolina Teacher Education Advancement Consortium through Higher Education Research (SC-TEACHER) surveyed some of the South Carolina educators who left their jobs this summer. → Read More

Temporary block of mask mandate prohibition in South Carolina public schools remains in place

State leaders are asking a federal court to reconsider a temporary block of a budget proviso that bans mask mandates in South Carolina public schools. → Read More

Panel of SC lawmakers hear from medical professionals on COVID-19 treatment options

A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee listened to five hours of testimony from medical professionals discussing COVID-19 treatment options. → Read More