Over the past few months, the city of Denmark’s water system has been maligned and criticized with charges ranging from occasional discolored water from the tap to the entire water supply being unsafe for consumption. The facts reveal a much different picture, and the city’s proactive approa…

In the past year, nearly 150 local government agencies, police departments and hospitals have fallen victim to a ransomware attack. In fact, in just the last six weeks alone, cyber criminals have successfully infiltrated the city of Cornelia, Georgia; the North Carolina State Bar Association…

Residential property taxes, a reader told me this week, “have the capacity to destroy families and communities in one fell swoop” because they “are based on what you could sell the house for, but you have not yet realized that gain.” It's a favorite complaint, but it's no longer true, thanks to Act 388, which stripped the fairness from the SC property tax system.

Replacing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to lead the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is hardly a show of strength for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats. After all, it was Schiff who stated l…

U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham is now just one of a handful of Democrats who has not formally announced his support for the presidential impeachment inquiry. I understand his hesitancy. He is in a highly competitive district that was gerrymandered in a dishonest way to give the Republican Party an…

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is proposing to widen the road and shoulders of Ashley River Road in a portion of Dorchester County. Many have responded. For 35 years, I served as urban forester for the city of Charleston and would like to contribute another perspective.

On this World Food Day, I am reminded of the more than 821 million people around the world experiencing severe food insecurity and malnutrition. As a father, I cannot help but think of the millions of children suffering from preventable yet irreversible physical and cognitive deficiencies, s…

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…

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…

Harris Street, where Wendell Gilliard remembers the vegetable man hawking produce every morning of his childhood, is the same street where, two weeks ago, a young man was murdered. That crime and others like it are the only way most people know the East Side these days, and Gilliard wants to change that.

Our national debate over the unaffordability of health care is bringing “Medicare for All” back to the forefront, especially in the Democratic Party’s primary debates. There is a split between the candidates on whether Medicare for All or retooling the Affordable Care Act will solve the prob…

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Few roads in the United States possess the historic resources, scenic qualities and cultural value of Ashley River Road, also known as S.C. Highway 61. Any plans to improve safety along this corridor should be tailored to preserving its unique character.

Some South Carolina congressmen have a point: Democrats could have launched their inquiry into an intelligence agent’s whistleblower complaint about Trump without using the term “impeachment.” And probably should have. The right thing to do in a situation like this is to gather all the facts, and then decide what to do. As congressman Joe Cunningham suggested.

The U.S. Department of Labor secured a huge win for America’s workforce this week by delivering overtime eligibility to more than 1.2 million additional workers. Specifically, the Trump administration updated the regulations determining which workers are automatically eligible for overtime p…

A sweeping and unprecedented report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the state of the world’s oceans confirms ocean waters are getting warmer, sea levels are rising and many animal species are at risk.

The general Democratic Party consensus is to forbid the sale, manufacture and import of "assault weapons," with the federal government offering to buy back those already in existence. But O'Rourke is not willing to stop there.

As three long-standing, volunteer members of the South Carolina Educational Television Commission, we are resigning immediately due to deceitful forces that have taken control of   the public broadcasting network we love, threatening to undo years of hard work.

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