Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: January, 2020

Aiken Republican Senator: “we don’t have the votes” to pass total ban on abortion

Columbia — Here is some good news on the home front: it appears that all the shenanigans the Republicans pulled in committees last autumn will be for naught.

WLTX News 19 is reporting that Aiken Senator Shane Massey (who is also the chamber’s majority leader) said that it is unlikely that H. 3020 will make it through the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Graniteville train crash: 15 years later

Graniteville — Fifteen years ago at 2:33 am, a loud boom suddenly changed a small west central Aiken County community forever.

That’s when two trains collided, causing a gigantic chemical spill that caused the community to be evacuated.

“They were local families,” Sheriff Michael Hunt told the Aiken Standard Friday, remembering the derailment and its effect on the community. “Some of them we were familiar with, so I think the loss of life is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s just sad we lost citizens, and our thoughts and prayers go with them today.” Read the rest of this entry »

AT&T removes Hearst owned channels for the second time in four years

Dallas — For the second time in four years, Hearst and DirecTV are engulfed in a fee fight.

That’s resulted in Hearst-owned stations – including many local TV stations – being pulled by AT&T right before the Bachelor season premiere is scheduled to air. Read the rest of this entry »

All Republicans (including the local delegation, but except Murkowski) and two DINOs sign brief calling on Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade

Washington, DC — Almost all of the Republicans in the House and Senate and two House Democrats signed a brief today calling on the US Supreme Court to take away basic civil rights to bodily autonomy.

The brief has 207 known members of the House and Senate, but is likely to include 15 of the 16 Senate Republicans who have not signed it. With the exception of Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), all of the Republicans are expected sign on to the brief.

These are the men and women who do not have one iota of respect for a pregnant person’s rights. Most of the signees are up for re-election on November 3. Remove them from power before they destroy America.

Feel free to rage at the brief.

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