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Stories by John Steinberger

More transparency needed in development process

When the City of Charleston considers allowing the development of a new subdivision, shopping center or apartment complex, developers must go through the Technical Review Committee to answer questions about

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West Ashley High robotics team wins fall competitions

West Ashley High Schools fielded robotics teams which recently won regional competitions at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston and Lady’s Island Middle School in Beaufort County. The competitions were

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Developer asked to remove artificial turf at The Ashley apartments

The City of Charleston Design Review Board denied a request after the fact to allow artificial turf which had already been installed at The Ashley, a 174-unit apartment complex on

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Charleston needs to downsize zoning density

The City of Charleston is the only local government in the Lowcountry which is a member of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). The global organization was founded

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SC voters want more school choice options

A recent poll conducted by the non-profit group SouthCarolinaCAN determined that a large majority of South Carolina voters want parents to have more options about which schools their children may

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Keep West Ashley suburban!

I have documented several times that West Ashley’s suburban character is under assault. Our city and county governments have been permitting massive apartment complexes, which will increase traffic congestion. Many

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West Ashley Master Plan hits a snag

The Charleston City Council Ways and Means Committee, tasked with managing the city’s budget, voted 9-4 against a contract to pay consulting firm Dover, Kohl and Partners $500,000 to facilitate

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Christmas celebration at The Citadel needs support

On Christmas Day, Sunday afternoon, the 5th annual Christmas celebration will be held at Johnson Hagood Stadium at 68 Hagood Avenue in downtown Charleston. More than 5000 guests and volunteers

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SC should privatize school bus fleet

South Carolina is the only state in the country which operates a statewide school bus system. The state maintains a 5600 bus fleet which averages 15 years and 236,000 miles.

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First domino falls related to Harrell probe

State Representative Jim Merrill was indicted December 14 on 30 counts of ethics and misconduct violations. He was immediately suspended from his House seat, which includes Daniel Island and parts

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