SCANA and Santee Cooper didn’t waste $9 billion on now-abandoned nuclear reactors on a whim, or on their own. The Legislature encouraged them every step of the way. Here are key dates in a 14-year journey that is ongoing.
The SC race for governor needs to be about improving education, ethics, accountability and the economy in South Carolina, not about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or any federal issue, over which governors have no control.
SC governors will be able to appoint future superintendents of education, but only if voters agree in a November referendum to change the constitution, which requires the public election of the state’s top education official.
The scandal over Tri-County’s self-serving board of trustees showed that SC electric cooperatives should be subject to the Freedom of Information Act - and possibly regulated by the Public Service Commission.
It’s been a little hard to listen to incendiary words, spoken by powerful people, about fake news and enemies of the people.On Thursday, newspapers published editorials extolling a free press and the importance of local newspapers.
A federal judge refused to block a temporary cut to SC customers’ monthly SCE&G power bills. But the big fight is over what the utility, and Dominion Energy if the merger goes through, can charge for the next 20 years.
If 18 Grammy Awards are one measure of Aretha Franklin’s greatness, another is the unbridled esteem of her fans. Ray Charles said, “I don’t know anybody that can sing a song like Aretha Franklin. Nobody. Period.”
South Carolina is struggling to fill all its classrooms with qualified teachers because the state doesn’t pay them enough, doesn’t given them the autonomy to do their job and doesn’t prepare them well enough.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has withstood challenges to her leadership from her own party. But with the calculus changed in Trump’s Washington, even a blue wave in November wouldn’t give her a sure thing.
A pair of recent studies find that reading helps reduce stress and can help you live longer. The research from Yale University and the University of Sussex show that reading as little as six minutes a day is good for you.
Human trafficking, an international, multi-billion-dollar criminal enterprise, is the 21st century version of slavery and it has victims on the Grand Strand as surely as enslaved Africans worked Georgetown County rice plantations 200 years ago.
USC is fighting rising student debt by pushing students to graduate in four years or less, instead of the standard six years, President Harris Pastides says. That reduces the impact of annual tuition increases.
SC cops fired for misconduct can no longer go to work for another law enforcement department under a new state law. The law also makes it easier for police officers to clear their names when they’re wrongly accused.
Watch for the Democratic split to deepen and widen as the party’s 2020 presidential wannabes, likely an even larger field than the 17 contenders Republicans struggled with in 2016, begin their public maneuvering.
The SC Education Lottery promised to provide riches for public schools and colleges, but the Legislature repeatedly ignores the law that requires the funds to supplement taxes, shortchanging education $2.5 billion.