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Stories by John Steinberger

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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Harry Griffin may become the youngest elected official in Charleston County history

Harry Griffin defeated Summer Massey in a runoff election for Charleston City Council District 10 Tuesday by a margin of 446 (56%) to 347 votes. Massey had been the front-runner

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Pinkston endorses Mace in House District 99 runoff

Daniel Island attorney Shawn Pinkston endorsed Nancy Mace for the November 28 Republican Party primary runoff against outgoing Mt. Pleasant Town Councilman Mark Smith in a special election to fill

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Griffin and Massey make final pitch to West Ashley voters

Charleston City Council District 10 candidates Harry Griffin and Summer Massey held their final debate Thursday at West Ashley High School prior to their November 21 runoff. Both candidates received

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Tecklenburg to consider more stringent development standards

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg walked into a presentation on the Church Creek Drainage Basin Study report at West Ashley High School Thursday and was greeted with the question, “When will

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