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‘This Fight Against McDonald’s is For the American Dream’: Booker, Buttigieg, O’Rourke Join Striking Charleston McDonald’s Workers, As 2020 Candidates Back Workers’ Bold Demand for Union Rights

McDonald’s workers’ demand for union rights took center stage in South Carolina Saturday as Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke stood with workers on strike for the right to a union. It was the latest display in a rising chorus in support of union rights at McDonald’s among leading 2020 hopefuls, just weeks after…

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South Carolina Announces New Paper-Based Voting System

The state of South Carolina this week announced the award of a contract for a new statewide voting system. After a lengthy evaluation of numerous proposals, an evaluation panel unanimously selected the Election Systems and Software (ES&S) ExpressVote voting system. The new paper-based system will replace the state’s aging paperless system that has been in…

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S.C. Legislature: “Stick A Pin In It Til Next Session”

By Barney Blakeney Despite some efforts to make a positive assessment of the 2019 legislative session in South Carolina, at least two local legislators agree very little was accomplished. “It’s true nothing much happened,” said Hollywood Rep. Robert Brown. And Dist. 42 Sen. Marlon Kimpson said not much was achieved beyond raising teacher salaries and…

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Chardale Murray Runs for Town Council of Hollywood

Chardale Murray-Kornickey was born November 29, 1975 in Hollywood, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Lorraine and Charlie Murray, Sr. and the mother of Bryce Murray-Kornickey. The election will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She graduated from Baptist Hill High School in 1994 and attended the University of South Carolina’s Social Work Master’s…

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Washington -“Mayoral Campaigns Should Expand Their Focus”

By Barney Blakeney Though he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy, former Charleston City Councilman Maurice Washington most likely will run as a candidate for mayor in the November 5 Charleston municipal elections. Washington said he feels compelled to enter the race in order to broaden the discussion. If and when Washington formally announces, he will…

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Charleston County Public Library Hosts Voter Registration Drives at 14 Branches Prior to Elections

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) are working together for the fourth year to host several voter registration drives between May and September, and patrons will have the opportunity to register to vote at 14 of CCPL’s branches. “It is important for us at CCPL to provide resources to our…

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Cory Booker Energizes Burke High

By Professor Damon L. Fordham, MA New Jersey Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker made a campaign stop in Charleston on March 2, 2019. He visited Mother Emanuel AME, Burke High School, and later attended an oyster roast in Summerville. Sen. Booker held a brief private meeting in Burke High’s Media Center prior to…

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