The Agenda: Area homicides tie 15-year high in 2015; Volvo already paying off; Obama to talk about guns

'Mr. Healthcare' may sit out 2016 election season

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Though new cars are years off, the Volvo plant under construction in Berkeley County is already paying off by helping strengthen the county's credit rating. Source: P&C

Two Market Street restaurants closed over the weekend, A.W. Shucks and Brasserie Gigi. Source: P&C

Federal animal health regulators are reportedly investigating a Yemassee 'monkey farm' run by a research company called Alpha Genesis, though company officials say they don't know of any current investigation. Source: The State

Homicides in the tricounty area in 2015 were higher than the previous year and matched the region's 15-year high set in 2006. Source: P&C

The Wall Street Journal reports that after sweeping changes to remove Confederate symbols and names from public places across the South, opposition to the changes is growing. Source: WSJ

Emanuel AME is pushing the dismissal of a lawsuit that calls into question its handling of millions of dollars in donations. Source: P&C, AP

President Barack Obama will hold a televised town hall meeting to discuss guns on CNN this Thursday. Source: CNN

MUSC diversity officer Anton Gunn, once called "Mr. Healthcare" for his work advocating for the Obama administration during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, is reportedly sitting on the sidelines this presidential election, saying he was left feeling "very sour" the president has been treated. Source: NPR

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