Maayan Schechter, Rock Hill Herald

Maayan Schechter

Rock Hill Herald

Greenville, SC, United States

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Past articles by Maayan:

Why black Joe Biden supporters in SC remain loyal, despite his record on race

African American voters in SC still like presidential candidate Joe Biden despite criticisms over his handling of Anita Hill’s testimony, controversial criminal justice reforms and school segregation. → Read More

Winners and losers in the second 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate

All eyes were on former Vice President Joe Biden during the second debate ahead of the Democratic presidential primaries. Biden has remained at the top of polls, including in SC. Here’s what experts said. → Read More

SC Senate readies to renew debate over improving public schools. But how soon?

SC Senate Education Committee Chairman Greg Hembree, R-Horry, told reporters on Tuesday that he hopes to get the chamber’s education improvement bill on the floor within the first two weeks of January 2020. → Read More

Spectacle or scripted? How some 2020 Democrats tried to stand out in SC

Nearly all of the 23 Democrats running for president converged in Columbia, Saturday to pitch to SC Democratic and abortion-rights activists why they should be their party’s 2020 nominee. → Read More

Live: 2020 Dems to make pitch to SC voters at convention, Planned Parenthood forum

More than 20 Democrats running for president in 2020 will pitch to SC voters on Saturday, June 22, 2019, during the SC Democratic Party Convention and Planned Parenthood presidential forum. → Read More

SC Dems pack Columbia plaza awaiting presidential candidates at Clyburn’s fish fry

21 candidates vying for president in 2020. 4,400 pounds of fish. 6,600 white bread slices. Presidential hopefuls and SC Democrats flocked to US Rep. Jim Clyburn’s “World Famous Fish Fry” in downtown Columbia. → Read More

In a ‘state of emergency,’ Planned Parenthood draws 2020 Democrats to SC forum

Where does each 2020 Democratic presidential candidate stand on a woman’s choice to an abortion? South Carolina voters will find out on Saturday during a Planned Parenthood Action Fund forum in Columbia, SC. → Read More

In a ‘state of emergency,’ Planned Parenthood draws 2020 Democrats to SC forum

Where does each 2020 Democratic presidential candidate stand on a woman’s choice to an abortion? South Carolina voters will find out on Saturday during a Planned Parenthood Action Fund forum in Columbia, SC. → Read More

Want to attend or avoid SC Democratic Convention weekend? Here’s what you should know

No rollerblades. No beach balls or air horns. South Carolinians going (or avoiding) should heed these warnings before going to Rep. Jim Clyburn’s Fish Fry and the SC Democratic Party Convention in Columbia. → Read More

Joe Biden wins 2020 support from these SC mayors

Former Vice President Joe Biden rolled out new endorsements on Thursday from 11 current and former SC mayors, including from former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, the Biden campaign said on Thursday. → Read More

SC House speaker: Education will top agenda again. But first, a request for teachers

SC House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington, said on Tuesday he and state Rep. Rita Allison, R-Spartanburg, will privately meet with teachers in September that will help lawmakers craft a new K-12 education bill. → Read More

2020 Democrats defend themselves in SC over questions of lack of black support

Four Democrats running to be the 2020 presidential nominee spoke primarily to black voters in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday, laying out policies and proposals that would target specifically minorities. → Read More

2020 Democrats will make pitches to black SC voters Saturday. Here’s what to expect

Charleston, SC, will play host Saturday to the Black Economic Alliance presidential forum that will be broadcast on BET. The candidates include Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg. → Read More

SC native Charlamagne is changing the 2020 conversation one candidate at a time

SC native Charlamagne Tha God is creating iconic moments on his radio show The Breakfast Club, from getting Kamala Harris to say she smokes pot to Pete Buttigieg admitting he eats Chick-fil-A despite being gay. → Read More

Bernie Sanders’ SC campaign looks different this time. Is it different enough to win?

US Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters say the Democratic presidential candidate is doing things differently in South Carolina in 2020 compared with his run in 2016 against eventual nominee Hillary Clinton. → Read More

These struggling SC public schools could see their funding tied to academic achievement

In what could be an unprecedented move, South Carolina lawmakers could next year weigh whether to tie state dollars for publicly-funded SC charter schools to academic performance and graduation rates. → Read More

Jill Biden returning to South Carolina to meet with SC teachers

Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, will travel to South Carolina on Wednesday and Thursday to meet with SC teachers. Joe Biden is vying to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. → Read More

Nikki Haley to headline hog-filled fundraiser in early primary state

Nikki Haley is headed to Iowa next month to headline Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst annual Roast and Ride fundraiser in Iowa June 15. The trip is sure to spark rumors about an eventual 2024 presidential bid. → Read More

Nikki Haley’s ‘dramatic, deeply personal’ new book comes out this fall. Details here

Former SC Gov. and US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s new book, titled “With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace,” will come out Nov. 12. Pre-order is available now. → Read More

SC Gov. McMaster poised to sign bill to bring Carolina Panthers to Rock Hill

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will sign legislation on June 5, 2019, to bring the Carolina Panthers football operations and training facilities from Charlotte to Rock Hill in York County. → Read More