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AP-SC--South Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SC

July 6, 2018


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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at jscollins@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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COLUMBIA — Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to take $34 million of federal Medicaid money for family planning and abstinence education out of the state budget because a small part of it goes to Planned Parenthood. Critics, including some Republicans, said it is a shortsighted move that will require money be removed from law enforcement or help for parents with children with autism to make up for the budget hole. By Jeffrey Collins. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. news conference.


UNDATED — A South Carolina Republican who ousted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is speaking with reporters for the first time since she was severely injured in a car wreck last month. A spokesman for 47-year-old Katie Arrington says the state representative plans to hold a news conference Friday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words from 2:30 p.m. news conference.



— APARTMENT SHOOTING DEATH, from WEST COLUMBIA — One man has died and two other people have been hurt in a shooting at an apartment complex in South Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— CHILD SHOT, from ANDERSON — Authorities in South Carolina say a 3-year-old girl was shot during a dispute over fireworks. SENT: 130 words.


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