The Agenda: Coast Guard chopper will stay; Tinkler files ethics reform bill; Seawall fine reduced

"Brown Girl Dreaming" author on Fresh Air

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A month after taking over the House seat left vacant by former House Speaker Bobby Harrell, new District 114 Rep. Mary Tinkler has filed a bill called Corruption Prevention Act." Source: The State

Several key Democrats crossed the aisle last night to vote for a Republican spending proposal, including Congressman Jim Clyburn. As part of the $1.1 trillion plan, that keeps the federal government open into the new year, the Coast Guard helicopter facility in Charleston will stay open through 2015. Source: Politico, P&C

'Brown Girl Dreaming' author Jacqueline Woodson, who won a National Book Award last month for the memoir describing growing up in South Carolina, talks with Terry Gross on this week's 'Fresh Air.' Source: NPR

The Kappa Sigmas at USC are appealing their suspension, saying that the version of events relayed to their national office alleging drug, alcohol, and hazing violations was inaccurate. Source: The State

A report compiled after a year-long investigation at Bob Jones University into how the school handles sexual assault cases found that the evangelical Christian college "displayed a 'blaming and disparaging' attitude toward abuse victims," recommending 'personnel action' against former BJU president Bob Jones III, finding him responsible for the problems the study uncovered. Source: NYT, G'ville News, CP

A state DHEC board has reduced a $749,000 fine for an illegal seawall built outside a luxury condo complex on Isle of Palms to $110,000. Source: The State

The Cooper River Bridge Run will cost you a little more this year, regular race prices will be $10 higher than last year. Source: P&C

Forgot to post this one yesterday, but earlier this week, former U.S. Senate candidate Nancy Mace noticed that she was the subject of a Jeopardy clue. Source: @nancymace


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