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The Charleston region is quickly becoming a place only the wealthy can afford to live. Read more
To understand the scale of the problem The Post and Courier calculated how much income a household would need in a year to afford average rent in each South Carolina zip code for which Zillow had an estimate. The analysis considered affordable rent to be no greater than 30% of annual income,… Read more
In late 2017, The Post and Courier analyzed local housing trends and salary data, revealing that much of the workforce couldn't afford to live where they worked in the center of the region. Another look at the data shows the trend hasn't let up. Read more
Housing issues are complex, even for the experts. So let's look at some local programs and issues related to the Charleston region's shortage of affordable housing. Read more
Ep. 5: South Carolina's population has been growing steadily for years. In this episode, we look at why and how the state has changed. Read more
New misconduct charges this week against suspended-Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis add to mounting evidence that the state's system of monitoring sheriffs is broken, government watchdogs and some lawmakers say. Read more
For more than a decade, Larry Dalton Williams was the popular sheriff of Orangeburg County — South Carolina's 2003 Sheriff of the Year. And, when he died suddenly in 2010, one week short of his 54th birthday, colleagues were quick to praise his work. Read more
A handful of South Carolina sheriffs received numerous gifts from vendors and constituents, ranging from conference door prizes to gift cards.
But these sheriffs are outliers mainly because they aggressively reported their gifts, raising questions about whether other sheriffs failed to report their freebies. Read more
South Carolina sheriffs dipped into public money to pay for luxury accommodations and broke laws they swore to uphold, a Post and Courier investigation found. Read more
New hotels are constantly rising in downtown Charleston. There are already 4,900 rooms on the peninsula, and more development projects are in the works. Read more
Ep. 15: We talk with reporters Gregory Yee and Robert Behre about why palmetto rose sales have become so controversial in Charleston recently. Read more
Understand SC takes the week off of releasing a new episode to revisit five of our most popular episodes so far. Read more
Ep. 14: We talk with reporter Caitlin Byrd about who Mark Sanford is and exactly why he might run for president. Read more
Ep. 13: Executive Editor Mitch Pugh explains some of our business model, the difference between the editorial department and the newsroom and more about why we do the things we do. Read more
Ep. 12: Did you know that there's enough nuclear material in South Carolina to build the bomb dropped on Nagasaki nearly 2,000 times over? Read more
Ep. 11: In this week's Understand SC episode, we discuss everything we know (and don't know) about abortion restriction bills. Read more
Ep. 10: Understand SC podcast hosts talk with reporter Michael Majchrowicz about his project exploring gay conversion therapy in South Carolina. Read more
Episode 9: Understand SC podcast explores how hate crime laws work and how South Carolina doesn't have them. Read more
Episode 8: In this episode of the Understand S.C. podcasts, we discuss to interpret hurricane forecasts and what are the factors at play going into 2019's season. Read more