The Agenda: Haley wants SC-bound nuclear material stopped; Court hears domestic violence law challenge; Coastal areas growing fast

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Radioactive materials are transported by road on trucks with specialized containers, seen here. - DEPT. OF ENERGY
  • Dept. of Energy
  • Radioactive materials are transported by road on trucks with specialized containers, seen here.

Gov. Nikki Haley is asking the federal Department of Energy to stop or reroute a shipment of weapons-grade plutonium on its way from Japan to the Savannah River Site outside of Aiken so that the radioactive material doesn't enter S.C. Haley said she worries S.C. is becoming a "permanent nuclear dumping ground." Source: P&C

At a community forum on Wednesday, North Charleston Assistant Police Chief Reggie Burgess apologized for the shooting death of Walter Scott last April, saying he didn't want the bad deeds of one officer to ruin the public perception of police. Source: P&C

Coastal S.C. is one of the fastest-growing areas of the nation, leading some analysts to say it's time the area focused on other quality of life issues to accommodate the growth. Source: P&C

During a hearing yesterday, justices on the State Supreme Court said that the state's domestic violence laws that only applies to opposite-sex couples is "pretty clearly unconstitutional" in that it discriminates against same-sex couples. A written ruling on the matter will be published later. Source: P&C

Congressman Mick Mulvaney has drawn a primary challenger, a Lake Wylie-area Republican who says the Fifth District representative is "too far right." Mulvaney took office after the tea party wave election in 2010. Source: Rock Hill Herald

Oregon-based brewery Deschutes, which was said to be considering sites in the Carolinas for its East Coast operations, announced on Tuesday that it would locate in Roanoke, Virginia. Source: AP

Charleston County Council voted on Tuesday that would allow the homeless residents of the downtown 'tent city' to be housed temporarily at the sheriff's office work camp at the county jail. Source: Live 5


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