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    Haley’s road plan won’t meet state’s needs

    We’re gratified that Gov. Nikki Haley finally has put a higher state gasoline tax on the table as part of the solution for fixing deteriorating roads and bridges. Unfortunately, the proposed tradeoff – cutting individual income taxes by 2 percent – is something of a bait-and...

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    Let’s get going on education reform

    Now that the state Supreme Court has denied a rehearing on its ruling requiring the state to come up with a plan to provide children in poor school districts with an adequate education, we hope the governor and the Legislature will move forward in fulfilling that order.

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    Downtown cultural district could be boon to city

    Now that the Legislature has approved a plan to allow cities to apply to establish official state-recognized cultural districts, we’re glad to see that Rock Hill could be the first to take advantage of the initiative.

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    Balance free speech with civility

    Of course it was right to show solidarity with the French in the wake of the massacre at the offices of the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo.” Western, pluralistic societies must be vigilant in protecting the right of free speech. But we must remember that tolerance also is a virtue...

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    Don’t try to thwart same-sex marriage

    Gay marriage opponents in the S.C. Legislature find themselves on the wrong side of both the law and societal momentum. But, by golly, if they can’t ban same-sex marriage in the state, they at least can find ways to obstruct gays from exercising their legal right to marry.

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    Obama’s State of the Union speech looked ahead to 2016

    This year, Obama seemed to have a different goal in mind. Instead of outlining a list of attainable goals for Congress in the coming year, he seemed to be setting an agenda not only for himself but also for the Democratic Party as groundwork for the 2016 elections.

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    Poem should have been read at Haley inauguration

    Officials with the governor’s office said time constraints were the only reason the poem was not included in the inauguration. Wentworth said she was told that the poem was rejected before anyone involved in planning the event had read it, and that the content of the poem was not an issue.

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    We must continue Dr. King’s work

    In the era of political dysfunction in which the nation is mired, we could use the leadership, the moral clarity, the personal courage and the capacity to inspire of a Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Rural school districts need good teachers

    Many factors contribute to poor performance at South Carolina schools. But Gov. Nikki Haley’s teacher recruitment program released Monday recognizes that one of the most debilitating problems facing the state’s poorer school districts is the inability to hire and retain good teachers...

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    Stiffen the penalties for domestic abuse

    Maybe the idea that South Carolina appears to care more about the welfare of dogs than victims of domestic violence will help carry the day for efforts to revise penalties for criminal domestic violence offenses.

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