Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press

Meg Kinnard

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Meg:

Bernie Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

Sanders says the current prison system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill. → Read More

Bernie Sanders’ criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

"We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of people." → Read More

Sanders' criminal justice plan aims to cut prison population

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing a criminal justice overhaul that aims to cut the nation's prison population in half, end mandatory minimum sentencing, ban private prisons and legalize marijuana. He says the current system does not fairly treat people of color, addicts or the mentally ill. "We have a system that imprisons and destroys the lives of millions of… → Read More

'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for president? "It's a heavy lift in the black church," says Darby, who is also a Charleston-area NAACP leader. → Read More

'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for president? "It's a → Read More

'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. → Read More

'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - In South Carolina, many religious black voters are facing a conflict between a cultural openness for same-sex marriage and their deeply held biblical convictions that could impede support for the 2020 race's only gay candidate: Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj). The historically diverse field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is overflowing with options. But it is also… → Read More

'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In South Carolina, many religious black voters are facing a conflict between a cultural openness for same-sex marriage and their deeply held biblical convictions that could → Read More

Sanford mulls GOP challenge to Trump, heads to New Hampshire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, is heading to another early voting state as he considers mounting an uphill challenge to President Donald → Read More

Sanford mulls GOP challenge to Trump, heads to New Hampshire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, is heading to another early voting state as he considers mounting an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. A spokeswoman confirmed that Sanford would travel Tuesday night to New Hampshire for meetings. Fergus Cullen, a former New Hampshire Republican Party… → Read More

Pensacola City Councilman Gerald Wingate dies

City Councilman Gerald Wingate died overnight, the City of Pensacola has confirmed. → Read More

Sanford mulls GOP challenge to Trump, heads to New Hampshire

Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, is heading to another early voting state as he considers mounting an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. A spokeswoman confirmed that Sanford would travel Tuesday night to New Hampshire for meetings. → Read More

Booker to give gun policy speech at 2015 church slaying site

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker will deliver a gun policy speech on Wednesday in a historic South Carolina church that's become synonymous with hate-fueled attacks on people of faith. The speech - following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed 31 people - comes as White House hopefuls grapple with how to respond to the violence. Investigators say… → Read More

Booker to give gun policy speech at 2015 church slaying site

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker will deliver a gun policy speech on Wednesday in a historic South Carolina church that's become synonymous with hate-fueled attacks on → Read More

APNewsBreak: Wrongful death suits filed in SC prison riot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two lawsuits filed Tuesday allege that South Carolina corrections officials violated prisoners' constitutional rights by failing to prevent a riot in which seven inmates were killed last year. In the lawsuits, advance copies of which were provided to The Associated Press before they were filed, representatives for the estates of two male inmates killed in the April 2018… → Read More

Wrongful death suits filed in SC prison riot

Two federal lawsuits claim South Carolina corrections officials violated prisoners' constitutional rights by failing to prevent a riot in which seven inmates were killed last year → Read More

Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

COLUMBIA — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican → Read More

Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford is floating the possibility that he will mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. → Read More

Sanford mulls 2020 bid, but observers question his motives

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for → Read More

Biden says he picked South Carolina to apologize for remarks on segregationist senators

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Sunday he chose South Carolina to deliver an apology for his controversial remarks about segregationist senators because he wanted to offer it to an audience most likely to have been offended by his words. Kamala Harris, a rival for the Democratic nomination who sharply criticized Biden for those remarks and his views on federally mandated busing,… → Read More