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Has the proliferation of hotels in downtown Charleston generated an oversupply of “Do Not Disturb” signs? Too many City Council members have worn them over the past four years as they ignored or rebuffed successive proposals by Mayor John Tecklenburg to curb inappropriate and excessive "hote…

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Not every road in South Carolina needs to be a “complete street,” or one that safely and comfortably accommodates not just cars but bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders as well. But some clearly do, and Maybank Highway on James Island is an obvious example.

The most important day concerning the 22-month inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller quickly became deeply unsettling Thursday, laying bare grave failures by nearly all of the institutions and officials to which the country has been looking for answers to public questions of surpassing importance.

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The long-awaited Mueller report finally spilled into public view Thursday, concluding there was no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia but leaving unanswered the question of obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

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First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe gathered substantial evidence on the alleged misdeeds of South Carolina political kingmaker Richard Quinn and several others in his orbit over a years-long investigation.

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"I believe that this church offers the carefully discerning such cause for admiration," the 14th-century French philosopher Jean de Jandun wrote of Notre Dame, "that its inspection can scarcely sate the soul."

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The popularity of Charleston County’s charter and magnet schools means that nearly half of the 6,331 kids who applied for slots next year will be turned down — and the application process is causing unnecessary anxiety for children as early as elementary schools.

South Carolina can't attract enough teachers, prison workers and social workers, but in a state where people wait in line for years or decades to be allowed to serve on the bench, the Legislature plans to give its biggest pay raises to judges. This does not make sense.

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The flap over President Trump’s threat to bus migrants to so-called sanctuary cities if Congress does not act quickly to reform immigration law has generated a lively debate that is mostly beside the point.

'We have seen what we thought was unseeable," the astronomer said, like someone who knows history's ear is pressed against the door. He stood in the hushed attention of the room in Washington as he called up the image on the screen behind him. You know it by now: a smoke ring, an orange doug…

South Carolina has made significant progress reforming its criminal justice system. The 2010 Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act reduced the number of people the state imprisons, 2018 expungement legislation vastly expands the number of people and kinds of convictions that qual…

A video link between the Berkeley County jail and the county bond court will improve safety by keeping inmates separate from the judge, attorneys, family members and bondsmen. It’s a good idea that has other potential benefits for everyone involved in the system.

State legislators continue to wrangle over whether and how to sell Santee Cooper, the state-owned electric utility. But privatization alone will not eliminate the incentives for cost inflation that are built into the current regulated monopoly system. To fully protect customers from future c…

One of the issues before the South Carolina General Assembly is legislation aimed at improving mobility and safety on our roads for users of all ages and abilities, including drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and users of public transportation. The proposal is commonly known as the “Complete …

Two offshore oil-related bills in the state House of Representatives seem to be stuck until next year. In an ideal world, the issue would be moot by then. Indeed, any debate ought to have ended some time ago.

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SC legislators are on track to  approve the largest spending increase per public school student since 2006, directing that additional money to much-needed teacher raises. But state funding still will lag what state law requires. The Legislature can and should do more - and also pass education reforms that will improve what is taught in classrooms.

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As a native Georgian who now calls South Carolina home, I appreciated The Associated Press story in the April 5 Post and Courier detailing anti-offshore drilling actions taken by those in the Peach State.

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When SC Senate Education Chairman Greg Hembree announced Wednesday that he was abandoning some of the most important elements of this year’s education reform package, an upstart teachers group that has driven much of this year’s debate applauded the decision. And I tried to remember the last time educators had reacted with such hostility toward lawmakers who were raising their pay and making other modest improvements to their working conditions.

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The Democrats’ presidential aspirants seem determined to prove that their party’s 2016 achievement — the election of the current president — was not a fluke that cannot be repeated.

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