Tony Bartelme

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Tony Bartelme, senior projects reporter for The Post and Courier, has earned national honors from the Nieman, Scripps, Loeb and National Press foundations and is a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Twitter: @tbartelme Signal: 843-412-2283.

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Board members of the Clinton Newberry Natural Gas Authority will publicly disclose discounts and rebates for appliances they received, a move made after The Post and Courier’s “Uncovered” project showed they failed disclose these benefits as required under South Carolina ethics laws.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and at least four lawmakers are calling for more scrutiny and fewer ethics loopholes for the state's many special purpose districts in the wake of a Post and Courier report that painted a portrait of free-spending agencies with little oversight.

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The Post and Courier's Uncovered investigation found the state's five public natural gas authorities are a portrait of excess. Boards and staff lavish themselves with luxury retreats, describing them as team-building events. They take place at beach resorts such as The Sanctuary on Kiawah and mountain resorts in Asheville, far from the prying eyes of ratepayers and reporters.

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Flying down zip lines. Tens of thousands of dollars in hotel bills at luxurious resorts. Thousands of dollars in Clemson football tickets. These are some of the perks South Carolina’s public servants lavished on themselves when nobody was watching. 

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Can anything be done to speed our city toward a better place? Scientists, planners and other experts say yes, but it will take creativity, leadership and a new sense of urgency. Here are some of their ideas.

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Humans have pumped huge volumes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases into the atmosphere, and now there is more carbon dioxide trappi…

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