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Experts Say Nurse Practitioner Law to Benefit Underserved Communities

July 25, 2018 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Nurse practitioner Kelli Garber consults with a patient through telehealth at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County.

A new law that went into effect July 1 drastically changed the way advanced practice nurses can provide care in South Carolina. Senate Bill 345, which Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law earlier this year, eliminated the 45-mile limit for advanced practice nurses (APRNs) to...

Emergency Mental Health Care Benefits from Telepsychiatry

July 2, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
An EMS and DMH Mobile Crisis Telepsychiatry vehicle.

Seconds count when it comes to a suicidal patient and getting them to the care they need. EMS personnel often find themselves dealing with mental health patients. Because they do not have psychiatry expertise, EMS often has to transport these patients to the ER where they...

SC Lede: Have A Great V.C. Summer

June 28, 2018 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown (r) on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

As South Carolina Lede heads into summer hiatus, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier reporters Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown to discuss the results of the Republican gubernatorial primary runoff as well as legislation passed by state lawmakers this week...

Gov. McMaster Wins Nomination, 2018 Primary Runoff Results

June 26, 2018 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster

Unofficial primary runoff results from the South Carolina Election Commission as of 9 a.m., June 27. Candidates' names in bold have won either based on votes or have been declared winners by the Associated Press. Governor – Republican Henry McMaster 54% John Warren 46% 100...

SC Republican Runoff Gubernatorial Debate Transcript, Video

June 26, 2018 - Posted in News by Jenna Schiferl
Republican gubernatorial candidates.

Below is a transcript of the Republican runoff debate between gubernatorial candidates Gov. Henry McMaster and John Warren. The debate took place on June 20 at the Newberry Opera House. Charles Bierbauer, dean emeritus of the University of South Carolina College of...

Warren Picks Up Endorsements Over Weekend

June 25, 2018 - Posted in News by Jenna Schiferl
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Warren

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Warren continued to campaign into the weekend ahead of the runoff vote on Tuesday. His campaign trail included stops in Beaufort and Greenville counties, among others. According to the WYFF News 4 investigative team, some of these...

SC Lede: Primary Runoff Pregame

June 21, 2018 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove and Meg Kinnard (l) on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Jamie Lovegrove, statehouse reporter for The Post and Courier, and Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for The Associated Press, to break down this week's primary runoff debate between Republican...

Trump, Healthcare and Global Warming: A Runoff Debate Recap

June 21, 2018 - Posted in News by Jenna Schiferl
Gubernatorial candidates Gov. Henry McMaster and John Warren

Just days before the primary runoff election, Republican gubernatorial candidates John Warren and Gov. Henry McMaster battled it out in their final debate on Wednesday. President Donald Trump was a strong presence in the debate, both in candidate responses and audience...

Primary Runoffs: What You Need to Know

June 19, 2018 - Posted in News by Jenna Schiferl
Row of voting booths.

The South Carolina primary elections are over, and there will be a runoff election for some candidates on June 26. Here’s what you need to know. Not everyone is eligible to vote in the runoff . The runoff is a continuation of the primary vote. If you voted in the primary,...

Technology Brings Doctors Directly to Nursing Home Residents

June 15, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Eleanor Grayson is examined with a telehealth machine in her home at The Village at Summerville.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16,000 South Carolinians lived in nursing homes in 2015. Some nursing home residents can still be mostly independent, while others require constant care. Dr. Russ Blackwelder, the associate medical...

Kevin Bryant, Catherine Templeton to Endorse John Warren for Governor

June 14, 2018 - Posted in News by Jenna Schiferl
John Warren with Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant and Catherine Templeton at Columbia press conference.

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Warren has announced that he has received the endorsement of former competitors Catherine Templeton and Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant, a decision made only two days after the primaries. Associated Press reporter Meg Kinnard first broke...

SC Lede: Primary Hangover

June 13, 2018 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove and Meg Kinnard (r) in the SC Public Radio studios

On this week's edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for The Associated Press, and Jamie Lovegrove, statehouse reporter for The Post and Courier, to recap the results of the South Carolina Republican and...

2018 Primary Results

June 13, 2018 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Election Day

The following is a list of incumbents from the South Carolina House of Representatives that competed in the June 12 primary, and their results. Below that are the final results from all primary day races. Incumbent wins Davey Hiott, R-Pickens Brian White, R-Anderson Jay...

SC Republican Gubernatorial Debate II Transcript, Video

June 12, 2018 - Posted in News by Jenna Schiferl
Republican

Below is a transcript of the second Republican gubernatorial debate with Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, Gov. Henry McMaster, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, Catherine Templeton and John Warren. The debate was hosted at the University of South Carolina’s Drayton Hall on June 5, 2018...

SC Democratic Gubernatorial Debate II Transcript, Video

June 11, 2018 - Posted in News by Jenna Schiferl
Democratic debate

Below is a transcript of the second Democratic gubernatorial debate with candidates Marguerite Willis, Rep. James Smith (D-Columbia) and Phil Noble at the University of South Carolina’s Drayton Hall on June 4, 2018. Charles Bierbauer moderated the debate and questioned the...

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