The Agenda: City Council gives Uber rules initial OK; Spieth will play at Harbour Town; Inglis' 'Profile in Courage'

'Flakka' coming to S.C.?

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After a wire-to-wire record-tying victory at the Masters in Augusta last weekend, 21-year old Jordan Spieth says he'll play in this weekend's RBC Heritage at Harbor Town on Hilton Head Island. Source: The State

Based on the facts so far, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson says the state's death penalty provision will not apply in the case of former North Charleston Officer Michael Slager, charged with murder in Walter Scott's death. Source: Live 5

And as news continues to unfold around the Scott murder case, the City of North Charleston is expected to be the target of numerous civil lawsuits regarding other cases where Slager and North Charleston police were involved. Source: New York Times

State senators are reportedly planning to introduce a bill that would allow South Carolinians earning less than $15,800 to use state and federal money to buy private health insurance. Source: The State

Former Congressman Bob Inglis, who was swept out of office in the tea party wave of 2010 and has since taken an aggressive stance as a conservative in favor of action to prevent climate change, will recieve the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, given to public servants who "have made courageous decisions of conscience without regard for the personal or professional consequences." Source: P&C, NYT/AP

The Trumpster made a stop in Charleston yesterday to speak to the annual meeting of the State Financial Officers Foundation. In true Trump fashion, he was sure to tease hisforever-imminent presidential campaign. Source: P&C

The new concourse and security lanes open at Charleston International Airport this week as part of CHS' $189 million renovation. Source: CRBJ

The 25-year old Rock Hill man behind a gun smuggling ring between South Carolina and New York City plead guilty to three weapons charges in Manhattan this week and could face up to 18 years in prison. Source: Rock Hill Herald

As lawmakers continue discussing a state law, Charleston City Council voted in favor of a first reading of rules for transportation network companies like Uber and additional rules for taxi cabs that operate in downtown. Source: P&C

It's only a matter of time before the new synthetic street drug known as "flakka," a derivative of bath salts, makes its way to South Carolina, experts say. Source: WSPA-TV

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