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Gilliard bill would put school districts in charge of transportation

With the goal of modernizing South Carolina’s aging school bus fleet and improving accountability for maintenance, State Representative Wendell Gilliard (D-Charleston) introduced the SC School Bus Privatization Act (H-4389). More

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Is Coleman Boulevard ready to be an “urban corridor”?

It’s hard not to notice the New Urbanism at work on Coleman Boulevard. It started with The Boulevard apartments, a mixed-use development with retail, office space and apartments that contrasted

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Trump policies spark manufacturing renaissance in 2017

The December manufacturing survey released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) revealed that 2017 was the strongest year for American manufacturing since 2004. The survey showed growth in 16

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SCANA merger could result in $1000 refund checks

Virginia-based Dominion Energy has a agreed to a merger with utility conglomerate SCANA today. Under the terms of the agreement, Dominion would assume all of SCANA’s debt, SCANA shareholders would

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Griffin proposes Church Creek basin maintenance shelf

Incoming Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin told the First Monday Republican Club about his plans to build a maintenance shelf (access path) in a hard-to-access section of the Church Creek

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Trump goes down inaugural address checklist in 2017

President Donald Trump aggressively plowed through his inaugural address checklist in 2017, accomplishing just about everything that doesn’t require Congressional approval. Here are some of his accomplishments and works in

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Stop blaming flooding on sea level rise!

Charleston-area elected officials are quick to cite sea level rise as the cause of the flooding damage which has plagued West Ashley since 2015. The Charleston City Council (using transportation

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Sanford bill would require 100% of highway funds to go to roads and bridges

Representative Mark Sanford (R-Mt. Pleasant) is the sponsor of the Highway Restoration Act of 2017 (HR-2391). The bill would require all Highway Trust Fund money to go to road and

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The Irish Perspective on President Trump

Modern day globalization has made American politics a central focus around the world. The internet and international news outlets provide a platform for the often entertaining conflict in American politics

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How much are you willing to spend on bicycle paths?

It was recently announced that $16 Million will be spent on a 4.4 mile Folly Road bicycle path as part of the Rethink Folly Road plan, designed by consulting firm

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