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West Columbia fire crews are working to contain a large structure fire on Meeting Street. A fire has the 700 block of Meeting Street shutdown both ways for an unknown amount of time, the West ColumbiaMore >>
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A Richland County sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic accident near Interstate 77 and Two Notch Rd Friday, Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. Wilson said theMore >>
A Richland County sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic accident near Interstate 77 and Two Notch Rd Friday, Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. More >>
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court could be looking to invalidate a long-standing federal policy governing the adoption of Native American children.
Later this year, the high court is set to hear an appeal from a South Carolina couple seeking to reverse a state court decision to return their adopted daughter to her biological father in Oklahoma.
The girl's heritage is Cherokee Indian, and the South Carolina Supreme Court said the Indian Child Welfare Act gave the tribe - and the child's Indian relatives, like her biological father - a say in decisions affecting her.
Marcia Zug teaches Indian law at the University of South Carolina. She says the justices' decision to hear the case could mean the court is mulling the constitutionality of that federal law and may invalidate it.
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