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Getting a haircut, oil change or eye exam in South Carolina could cost more, while a clothes shopping spree might take a little less out of your wallet under a proposal that lowers the state's overall sales tax.

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This month's grounding of Boeing Co.'s 737 MAX aircraft has put a focus on the aerospace giant's role in helping to certify its own work, but concerns that the Federal Aviation Administration has delegated too much authority to the private sector have been raised for years.

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Following the accidental release of 10 state inmates, S.C. Department of Corrections officials went before lawmakers Thursday to hash out ways to eliminate inaccuracies in coding that led to the error.

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Eight people have applied for a vacant seat on the Charleston County School Board, including some familiar names from school district politics. The legislative delegation will interview the candidates Monday and possibly make their selection, to be approved by the governor.

As luck would have it, I was the recipient of a good and privileged education. It could have been and probably should have been even better, but there were some obstacles that went by the names of lazy, unmotivated and distracted.

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Duke Energy's two electric utilities in South Carolina want to charge their customers a combined $225 million more per year to cover the cost of infrastructure improvements, new power plants, the environmental cleanup of coal ash and a nuclear project that never got off the ground. 

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New efforts to outlaw local bans on plastic bags and other single-use containers has reopened a passionate discussion between the plastic industry and state legislators who have championed such prohibitions, mostly in coastal regions.

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Medical marijuana supporters amended a legislative proposal Wednesday to appease concerns of South Carolina medical and law enforcement leaders, but any efforts will likely fall short unless the federal government steps in.