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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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Superintendent’s evaluation procedures questionable

The results of Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait’s evaluation were shared by the School Board at its meeting Monday. Postlewait’s overall rating for the evaluation was that

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Principal shuffle creates chaos at Chicora

Lowcountry Source reported on June 25 that 19 out of the 80 schools in Charleston County School District (CCSD) would begin the 2017-2018 school year with a new principal. One

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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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