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Stories by John Steinberger

Trump snubs UN, acknowledges Jerusalem as capital of Israel

President Donald Trump made a major policy speech Wednesday, acknowledging that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and pledging that America will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Illegal aliens hurt small contractors

A former contractor told Lowcountry Source that the prevalence of illegal alien laborers is making it difficult for small contractors who play by the rules to stay in business. Her

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National Black Chamber of Commerce endorses tax cut plan

The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has come out in favor of the tax cut plan which has worked its way through the House and the Senate. NBCC President

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Coastal elected officials use fear rhetoric to frame drilling issue

Charleston-area elected officials used the rhetoric of fear at a committee hearing on offshore drilling at the South Carolina House of Representatives last week. Folly Beach Mayor Tim Godwin asked

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Vocal minorities often shape public policy

  Vocal and well-funded advocacy groups have a lot of influence on public policy at the local, state and national levels. They often have a small number of advocates for

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Planting trees could be part of the drainage solution

The City of Charleston is partnering with the South Carolina Forestry Commission and the U.S. Forest Service on an 18-month study examining how tree-planting can reduce erosion and stormwater runoff.

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SC House committee to discuss off-shore drilling

A bi-partisan ad-hoc committee in the South Carolina House meets Tuesday to discuss the impact of drilling for oil and natural gas off of the state’s coastline. The seven-member committee

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Griffin gives City Council a voice against New Urbanism

At 22, Harry Griffin may become the youngest person to ever serve on Charleston City Council when he is sworn in on January 23. He defeated Summer Massey in a

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Media misleads the public on tax cut plan

The (Charleston) Post and Courier ran a misleading headline on a Washington Post story on Thanksgiving Day, “Teachers would be hurt by tax plan.” The focus of the Washington Post

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The true story of Thanksgiving

Most people learn in school that the Pilgrims came to the New World to pursue religious liberty, which they were denied in England. Few of us are taught the purpose

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