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A big part of why tourists come to Charleston – to walk the streets South of Broad, wander through churches and graveyards and eat and drink with the locals – is because they want to live like Charlestonians live.

Under South Carolina's new paper ballot system, the quarter of absentee ballots cast in teh 2020 election will have to removed from sealed envelopes and scanned on Election Day, potential delaying results by hours or days. The Legislature can easily correct this problem before it occurs.

A federal court rightly rebuked the FBI last year for breaking the law and violating the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches in its use of government records of communications collected without a court warrant.

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SCETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina represent an extraordinary 41-year public-private partnership that has enabled SCETV and S.C. Public Radio to produce and present programs for statewide, national and international broadcast. Since inception, the ETV Endowment has provided more t…

Today is International Day of the Girl. Supporters around the world will honor achievements by, with and for girls since the 1995 adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a watershed document to manifest global female empowerment.

Oct. 1 was a great day for South Carolina voters. I would like to sincerely thank and express my gratitude to former congressman Bob Inglis and businessman Frank Heindel for filing a formal complaint against the S.C. Republican Party and its chairman, Drew McKissick, regarding the loss of th…

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A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains the alarming news that maternal deaths associated with pregnancy, childbirth and its aftermath up to one year later have been rising over the past decade in the United States.

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It’s easy to understand why the tiny Pee Dee communities of Nichols and Rosewood are trying so hard to recover after being flooded out twice in three years by monster storms. But as sea level rise and an evolving global climate promise bigger and more frequent storms, rebuilding on flood-prone property becomes ever more dangerous — and expensive. 

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The only people who dread report cards more than less-than-superior students are teachers, principals and other school officials. For two decades now, they’ve decried the annual school and district report cards, which have been used by school critics to exaggerate our deficiencies, by real e…

Imagine that the federal government received all the revenue it will receive for the year in a lump sum on Jan. 1, and then proceeded to spend that money at a constant rate. If the federal government’s budget were balanced, the money would last until the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31. But be…

When someone’s been stealing your paycheck every month, and the thefts stop, that’s good news. But it doesn’t fix the problem: You’re still out of months' or even years' worth of stolen income. And even if the thief is prosecuted and convicted, you’ll probably never get much, if any, of your money back.

As the armor adviser to Royal Saudi Land Forces during and three years after Desert Storm, I strongly object to the Sept. 25 Post and Courier letter to the editor that stated, “The Saudis did not engage their considerable capabilities face-to-face ... in Operation Desert Storm to assist the …

Jane Lucas Thornhill loved Charleston. She loved its architectural heritage and devoted her time and talents to preserving it. She loved telling visitors about the city’s history and its fine old buildings.

Richard Wildermann of Seabrook Island is the winner of the latest Golden Pen for his Aug. 12 letter about the need to address climate change in light of the then-upcoming United Nations Climate Change Summit.

The true value of putting nearly 14,000 acres of private land along the Savannah River under a conservation easement probably won’t be fully realized for generations. But it’s already clear that the effort has made a major contribution to protecting South Carolina’s environment.

Summer officially came to a close last week with the first day of fall. Americans are starting to enjoy the season’s most beloved activities like college football, tailgating, visiting pumpkin patches and admiring the fall foliage once again. South Carolina may be well-known for its summerti…

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