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Affordable Care Act premiums expected to soar ?

South Carolina households receiving health insurance coverage through the federal health insurance marketplace can expect to see their premiums for 2017 rise substantially.  Premium rates increased 14.9% from 2015 to

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Senator Scott’s event to honor Gulf War Veterans

Senator Tim Scott is hosting a special ceremony to honor South Carolina’s Desert Shield and Desert Storm veterans who served from 1990-1991 Saturday, August 27 at 3 pm at Charleston

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Limehouse promotes manatee awareness

Responsding to several manatee deaths in South Carolina this summer, Rep. Chip Limehouse convened a meeting of the Charleston County Legislative Delegation to bring awareness to the issue. Limehouse, a

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James Island veterinarian promotes raising chickens

Most local government meetings deal with zoning ordinances, public safety issues issues and tax changes. On Thurs., Aug. 18, the key issue on the James Island Town Council was an

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Post and Courier shills for unpopular bike lane

The Post and Courier is using bullying tactics to try to dissuade Charleston County Council members from defunding the unpopular Charleston City Council plan to use county transportation sales tax

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Recycling changes coming to Berkeley County

Berkeley County has a change in its recycling program scheduled to take effect Thursday, September 1. The monthly subscription fee for curbside recycling is increasing from $2.60 to $15.00, based

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Charleston Area Justice Ministry aims to protect against wage theft

A large contingent of the nonprofit organization Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) attended the Charleston County Council Finance Committee meeting Thursday, August 18. The mission statement of this faith based

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Bike lane financing decision deferred

Charleston County Council’s Finance Committee was expected to consider a funding plan for the bicycle lane across the Ashley River requested by Charleston City Council. The committee unanimously approved a

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Website created for City of Charleston boards

The City of Charleston established a website to inform citizens about vacancies on more than 40 volunteer boards and commissions. There are currently vacancies for the Municipal Election Commission, Recreation

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Bike lane telephone vote sparks controversy

Charleston City Councilman Bill Moody raised an objection over the telephone vote by Councilman Rodney Williams that was allowed at the body’s July 19 meeting. It determined the outcome of

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